Harling Farm Pig Cruelty.
UPDATE :o) Read all about it !!
Today two workers have been sentenced after pleading guilty to multiple counts of animal cruelty following an undercover investigation carried out by Animal Equality. Footage was filmed of the men beating pigs on Harling Farm in Norfolk.
Cheale Meats, Essex. Undercover Investigation.
Animals as commodities.
This sort of brutality is shocking to see but it is common place in the farming industry. These animals are viewed as commodities, not beloved friends like companion animals are. They do not get tooshy slaps and belly rubs. They are mearly seen as emotionless, non-sentient objects. All animals have the capacity to suffer, but how we see them differs and that determines what we’ll tolerate happening to them.
Pigs have a higher cognitive ability than dogs do. So why do we choose to eat pigs and love dogs?
Surely every living creature has a right to freedom and a long happy life.
There is a solution, you can say No!!! to this cruelty.
We don’t have to bring these poor creatures into the world to enslave them, mutilate and then kill and eat them. Everything that we need in our diet is available from plant sources. Protein is not a problem at all to get from plants. Calcium is abundant in dark leafy greens. Plus there is less saturated fat and absolutely no cholesterol in plant foods. So it can be healthier for us and no animals have to die.
Here is a short video I made of my vegan food shop. My dog Macky wanted to be the star of the show though :o)
Why not try it yourself? You might just be amazed at how good you look and feel on a vegan diet. If you eat a healthy vegan diet the fat should just drop off you without much effort. As long as you stick to a healthy rather than a junk food vegan diet.
Instead of trying to do calorie restriction diets whilst continuing to eat meat and dairy. Try just eating lots of healthy fruit, vegetables, leafy greens, rice, pasta, quinoa, tofu, couscous, beans etc etc. These foods are less calorie dense but far richer in nutrients. If you eat these things you will also likely be cutting out lots of salt. Salt makes you retain more water so having less salt in your diet can also have slimming effects from having less water retention.
Vegan food is not in a completely separate category to a standard diet. It is generally the same but the animal products are either omitted or substituted. I thought I would be making a sacrifice when I went vegan but it has become a life of abundance. I am eating far more varied and interesting foods than I ever had before. Things like Chinese stir-frys and curries are so easy to veganise.