There will be a day the world looks back at these times and declare them the “dark ages”, when humans tortured animals for their own pleasure, entertainment, food and experimentation..
I believe we are living in the midst of an animal holocaust around the world, and half the people don’t have a CLUE.
97% OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS IN THE US, OCCURS AT THE HANDS OF THE MEAT, EGG, AND DAIRY INDUSTRIES.
10 billion animals are raised and harvested each year in the U.S. alone. These animals produce a lot of urine and feces. It is not uncommon for a industrial animal factory to generate the waste output of a small city. There is rarely a sewage treatment plant on site. The waste is not easily contained and often ends up fouling waterways, groundwater and the air. According to NASA climate scientists , a leading cause of deforestation in the Amazon and other tropical countries is conversion of land for livestock feed cultivations.
There was a time when livestock were raised on a diversified farms, where they grazed on pasture or had access to the outdoors. With the advent of industrial factory farms animals have been taken off the family farms and confined in huge numbers. Tragically, over 90 percent of the country’s meat, eggs, poultry and dairy products now originate in factory farms. Animals are often physically altered to meet the conditions of confinement: Chickens’ beaks are seared to prevent pecking, male chick lets not useful for laying eggs are regularly ground up alive, hogs’ tails are docked so they avoid being bitten by others and baby piglets are neutered without pain medication.; cattle have their horns pried off and are neutered without pain medication.. Many creatures never see the light of day once inside a CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) Want to see what one looks like? Take a drive down Hwy 29 East just before Shawano, WI. There are more past Shawano, just before Green Bay.