Monday, December 21, 2015

animal products: should we eat them?

Agricultural animals are treated as inventory and not as living, sentient creatures. The picture painted in advertising and on packaging is a lie. If an animal product is associated with a big brand or has a commercial and in most cases you eat animal products at all, the animal lived a painful life of endless physical, mental, and emotional suffering from birth to violent death.

did you know...
Factory farming releases more greenhouse gas emissions than all worldwide transportation combined. It has been estimated that livestock and their byproducts account for 51% of all GHG emissions.

The World Health Organization classified processed meat as a Group 1 carcinogen this year, which means that it causes cancer.

The meat in one hamburger requires the equivalent water of two months of showering to produce. Large-scale livestock agriculture accounts for half of all water used in the US.

Every six seconds, an acre of rainforest is cleared for cattle farming.

think about it...
There's a reason parents take their kids to the orchard and not to the slaughterhouse. Further, it's not even possible to make a friendly visit to most factory farms these days. That's on purpose.

If we had to watch, let alone personally inflict, the endless suffering factory animals endure from birth to violent, painful death, most of us would not be eating them.

If the sight of a fly in your bag of salad disturbs you or you won't even take a peek at the YouTube videos you know are out there, you may be too detached from the source of your food.

If anything I shared bothered you or sounded shocking, check into it. Look it up. Learn about where your food comes from. And if you don't like it, buycott! Your dollar has power.

a few sources for choosing better animal products
Resources for the Compassionate Carnivore
Find a Local Grass-Fed Farm Near You
The Ultimate Guide for Buying Poultry
Certified Humane Label
Where to Buy Meat
What Labels Mean

1 comment:

Meghan said...