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Earthlings: Animal Slaughter Movie
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Posted 5/10/14
Movies, (just about a lot of the blockbuster films that actually make it), are intended to mask the real and "look real". It's all effects and green-screen and Hollywood flair. Although, I came across this video on my Facebook today and I'm in utter shock.

It's a movie, without the magic of computer editing and effects, about the realism of human brutality among animals. I can tell you this once, I'm not associated with PETA in any way whatsoever, but this crinkled my heart into pieces. We use cattle and animals for food, yes. To have us all know in the back of our minds we wear them as clothing and for fashion designer boots or handbags, yes. For pure survival, yes. But, I mean, you need people who just... don't care. In my opinion, the people shown in this movie just do NOT have a heart. They're evil human beings, and make us look entirely bad. It's not just about their paycheck, but it's how they mercilessly just... do it. I know there's "overpopulation" and "the need for survival"... but, could you even stand this brutality?

My point forward, the elephant at the very end just made me drown. What the person says, and what he does to the elephant, is just not acceptable.

The link to the movie is below. It's real. No effects, all real.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=55942446934&set=vb.50186143870&type=3&theater
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Killing an animal and killing a human are two totally different things. I know this wasn't mentioned by the OP, but just hear me out. To kill a human causes the average person immense trauma. Many soldiers experience PTSD, suffering through the violence they were apart of and committed. With this in mind, killing an animal doesn't cause remorse any where near the level which is experienced after killing a human.

Not necessarily disagreeing with you, or justifying the actions in the video. I certainly don't have the guts to kill an animal. Let alone kill them brutally. However, for the most part I don't think a human is heartless because of any amount of violence they commit against animals without feeling remorse.
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People kill animals and animals kill animals.
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I won't watch anything described like that. Like you said, we acknowledge that these things are, well, sort of part of our society. But for me to watch any kind of 'real' violence deliberately is like asking for someone to deliberately traumatize themselves. Don't think bad of people who don't want to 'see' it. But whether the violence that occurs is against an animal or a human, it's still violence. It's that act that is traumatizing. When you commit violence, it's like cutting yourself. You develop coping methods to protect yourself or you crack.
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The people shown killing the animals without remorse...I'm sure many of them felt bad when they were new to the job. Who you see in the film with no remorse have been desensitized by doing their job often for a long time.

It is okay that Americans eat meat. I eat meat. It'd be nice if we collectively ate a lot less meat, though. We don't need to eat as much as we do. If many Americans were just eating the meat they needed to get the protein they need, but not an overabundance of it, it'd be more ideal. It'd be less animals suffering (when being farm raised) and being slaughtered, plus it'd be cheaper on people to eat less meat. There'd be more food to go around and it'd be better for the environment. You see, when raising animals for meat, we actually produce a lot of food in the form of vegetables, grains, and even fruit to feed the animals. If we ate a lot less meat, we'd grow a lot less vegetation that'd be used to essentially yield meat, and instead, could just grow more crops to directly feed people. And I believe that a diet with more fruits, vegetables, and grains and less meat (than eating it every day) is supposed to be cheaper than buying meat for every day. Also, how it is better for the environment, well, it can result like that due to more than one reason, but one reason is that there'd be less land being farmed (growing crops). Over farming plots of land and not cycling through crop lands (which is the ideal thing to do) stresses the local environment of said farm land and crop lands.
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I'm not watching the Video, because I LOVE Animals. But I take it that it's got a bunch of "Sick F*cks" in it, like this little One right here...



Animal abuse hurts My heart; whether they are "Domesticated", or simply considered "Walking Hamburgers and Cutlets"...I WISH I had the will to be a Vegetarian. But because of several of My Medical conditions, that's out of the question sadly...
Posted 5/10/14
I don't support animal abuse of any kind.

In reply to another, it is fine for people to consume animal flesh, as long as the animal is killed humanely. If all animals bred for consumption were killed in a humane way, there should be no problem.

I've seen my share of horrible animal cruelty videos. I think the worst in my opinion is animal cruelty in China (for instance, skinning alive - god!), and unfortunately many parts of Asia where animals are just treated very poorly.
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SoldierSangria wrote:

I don't support animal abuse of any kind.

In reply to another, it is fine for people to consume animal flesh, as long as the animal is killed humanely. If all animals bred for consumption were killed in a humane way, there should be no problem.

I've seen my share of horrible animal cruelty videos. I think the worst in my opinion is animal cruelty in China (for instance, skinning alive - god!), and unfortunately many parts of Asia where animals are just treated very poorly.



Having most places in America that produce meat kill the animals humanely would probably never happen (in the world as we know it) because I'm pretty sure that'd mean more time and more money (and more time means more money, too), and...yeah. Not gonna happen. Because you know how American businesses and corporations just love precious money and bigger bottom lines more than anything in the world.

In a more ideal world, perhaps. In a much more ideal world, very many things would be better. In the world as it is now, we can only be granted baby steps, it seems, whenever we make progress towards a better world.
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Is this about Americans and how they suck? or about Animal cruelty in general, everywhere around the WORLD?
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CalifCat wrote:

Is this about Americans and how they suck? or about Animal cruelty in general, everywhere around the WORLD?


The world. Humans from around the world. Many shots and film pieces in this movie were taken from all over.
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I think it should be different standards for different places in the world. America can certainly do better. Somewhere like China, it is to be expected that their standards in how their meat industry works is pretty low. They probably can't get high funds to operate for so many of their facilities, and China in general is very poor in regards to humane practices and ethics, and also, they have to produce meat products as cheap and effectively as they can, as they have so many of their people to feed. Biggest population in the world. Over 1.4 billion people. Can you imagine that? They have about 1,000 million more people than the United States.
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anytime i kill anything, first thing i do is sever the spine just below the head. i hate to see anything suffer.
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SoldierSangria wrote:

I don't support animal abuse of any kind.

In reply to another, it is fine for people to consume animal flesh, as long as the animal is killed humanely. If all animals bred for consumption were killed in a humane way, there should be no problem.

I've seen my share of horrible animal cruelty videos. I think the worst in my opinion is animal cruelty in China (for instance, skinning alive - god!), and unfortunately many parts of Asia where animals are just treated very poorly.


Yeah, I saw a video of the Chinese workers skinning this animal alive. It had the most beautiful fur, too. I wish I could think of the name for the animal. But it was definitely awful to watch. It made me cringe, how they just stuck it on this skinning rail and took a knife cutting off the fur while the animal screamed. This is also the reason why I don't wish to watch the video posted by the OP. The only problem with animal death is animals need to be treated more humanely in their service to provide us with food. Also, the human race is filled with greedy POS's who don't give a dang about pushing a race to extinction. It is sad to think about.
Posted 5/11/14

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SoldierSangria wrote:

I don't support animal abuse of any kind.

In reply to another, it is fine for people to consume animal flesh, as long as the animal is killed humanely. If all animals bred for consumption were killed in a humane way, there should be no problem.

I've seen my share of horrible animal cruelty videos. I think the worst in my opinion is animal cruelty in China (for instance, skinning alive - god!), and unfortunately many parts of Asia where animals are just treated very poorly.



Having most places in America that produce meat kill the animals humanely would probably never happen (in the world as we know it) because I'm pretty sure that'd mean more time and more money (and more time means more money, too), and...yeah. Not gonna happen. Because you know how American businesses and corporations just love precious money and bigger bottom lines more than anything in the world.

In a more ideal world, perhaps. In a much more ideal world, very many things would be better. In the world as it is now, we can only be granted baby steps, it seems, whenever we make progress towards a better world.


I'm not only limiting my conversation to America, but to humane animal treatment around the world. And there are far more places than America that kill animals horribly for consumption.

That said, in an ideal world the creatures would be killed humanely globally. Sad that it isn't so.
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Posted 5/11/14 , edited 5/11/14
I'll admit that that trailer was hideously fucked up. Skinning a dog alive? Putting a monkey in a blender? It was all messed up shit. There are certainly some messed up people out there. I'm all for eating meat and stuff, but I prefer to know that the animals had a quick death and not the most brutally gory one imaginable, just so the people involved in doing it could have a good laugh. Though as eye opening as it was, I doubt it'll change anything.
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