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What Is the Difference between a Dog Farm and a Hog Farm?

The only difference

If you ever have attended a western-style barbecue you will most certainly have seen a pig being roasted over a fire. And if you have traveled through some parts of Asia you might have come across a dog on a spike being roasted over a fire pit.

If you go shopping through almost any super market in the western hemisphere you will come across rows and rows of products made from animals such as pigs, cows, sheep, chickens, turkeys, and maybe some rabbits, too. They will hardly ever still be recognizable as coming from any of these beings, because how would you cook a whole cow? Even a rabbit still wearing her fur coat seems to be unappealing to the appetite of someone who would most happily chew on a part of her. There also might be different varieties of animals from the sea, some fish will be lying on ice, others have been cut into smaller pieces so that you no longer know who was chopped up into easily cookable portions. And you might see tanks with live animals like lobsters and other sea creatures.

In many Asian markets and food stores, you will see a different variety of foods, including different animals displayed either in bits and pieces or as a whole for human consumption. If you have ever walked over a farmer’s market in different parts of the world you will certainly have come across whole chickens hanging – either still alive or having been killed recently – from wooden beams. There will be goats and sheep cut open, their intestines removed, but otherwise still easily recognizable as the animals that would have walked to the market with the farmer. There will be cages with chickens, birds, and, depending where in the world you are, maybe with monkeys, maybe with dogs.

More and more stories have come up recently showing us pictures of dog farms in Korea. And of these farms being raided by animal rights organizations, taking the dogs and rescuing them from being slaughtered for human consumption. What would a farmer in Iowa, North Carolina, Germany, China, or Russia say, if a group of people would rescue their pigs and cows from the slaughterhouse? If this group of people would say that the way they have been treating these animals in their care is inhumane and therefore these beings need to be rescued? If these people would say that it is inhumane to eat such a being because it is a sentient being?

Humane education is one of the most important parts in raising awareness, in leading a path away from inhumane traditions, in bringing insight into the plight of millions of animals. Pointing with fingers at those who do something differently will probably not lead to a change of thinking. But giving someone the possibility to look at the picture from another angle, and giving someone the chance to decide on their own how to change their ways will most likely lead to a willful readiness in change. And this will not only save those  sentient beings stuck in that cage in this moment but to less cages in the future.

More information can be found here:

https://www.change.org/p/boycott-hyundai-kia-samsung-lg-until-s-korea-bans-the-dog-and-cat-torture-and-consumption/u/15449406?tk=J1dzEIa0oMxu1lb0sGS1DvpeBQQHl2gjFw9VgpRFmg8&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email

http://www.mercyforanimals.org/the-problem

http://koreandogs.org

https://www.aspca.org/animal-cruelty/factory-farms

http://humaneeducation.org

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Good News: NIH Will Stop Torture of Monkeys

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Several petitions concerning the abhorrent abuse of baby monkeys were available all through this year. PeTA had brought to light the continued cruelty towards baby monkeys who were taken away from their mothers for experimentation. These studies had been going on for decades with no new information being found during the last decade.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have declared an end to these atrocious experiments, this news being confirmed by congressman Brendan Boyle.

PeTA is now discussing with the NIH when and where the monkeys will be released and retired.

You can read more and sign the petition on retiring the monkeys here:

http://investigations.peta.org/nih-baby-monkey-experiments/

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/nih-send-chimpanzees-sanctuary/?utm_campaign=121115%20VICTORY%20NIH%20Maternal%20Deprivation%20Program%20Ends&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

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Don´t Monkey Around: Help Stop Unnecessary Experiments, Please

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photo: change.org

Most animal friends have by now probably heard of the exceptionally cruel and inhumane experiments planned at the University of Wisconsin. Many have written to show their contempt, horror and shock. There seem to be small cracks in the university´s hard shell of ignorance:

“Your efforts are starting to show signs of success. The university has decided that it will not separate and isolate the baby monkeys from their mothers at birth. I’m sure pressure from you helped them put extra effort to look at ways to reduce the controversy about these baby monkey experiments.

While this change is welcomed, the baby monkeys will still be tormented and killed after the first year of life. The experiment has not taken place! It’s scheduled to begin in June 2015 so now is the time to step up the pressure and be heard.

1) No matter where you live, everyone please contact Chancellor Blank’s office at (608) 262-9946 and ask once again that the university cancel this unethical and wasteful study.”

You can read more here:

https://www.change.org/p/university-of-wisconsin-cancel-the-unethical-torture-and-killing-of-baby-monkeys/u/10194501?tk=9a7liMn-6LtwaZo8MpInkgFYWRK-hBKHPq7Ze08tSGw&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email

https://www.change.org/p/university-of-wisconsin-cancel-the-unethical-torture-and-killing-of-baby-monkeys

http://wisconsinwatch.org/2014/07/university-of-wisconsin-to-reprise-controversial-monkey-studies/

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Do Experiments Get Better with Each Abuse?

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

Why repeat experiments for decades even though these have been already dissected, researched and studied from every angle possible? Who is behind these inhumane doings? And who pays for them? The only question easily answerable is the last one: tax payers pay for these atrocious doings.

“For decades, an experimenter at the National Institutes of Health named Stephen Suomi has been conducting cruel psychological experiments on baby monkeys. In these experiments, monkeys are bred to be prone to depression and other mental illnesses. Every year, dozens of infant monkeys are torn away from their mothers at birth and isolated in tiny cages. They are then subjected to years of painful and terrifying experiments in order to worsen their symptoms of mental illness and measure the severity of their psychological trauma.

Today, December 16, is Stephen Suomi’s birthday. It hardly seems right that the man responsible for traumatizing baby monkeys starting on the day they’re born should be able to celebrate his own birthday without being reminded of the suffering he causes.We’re asking you to take a few minutes to call Suomi’s office and politely demand that these barbaric experiments be put to an end.”

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Good News: Seventh Generation Got the Message

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Photo: AAVS

It is clear that through social media, petitions, e-mails and other forms of communication companies feel the pressure of the consumers and are able to react fast. So adding your voice to a petition, writing an e-mail or picking up the phone makes a difference – for many animals in this case.

“After receiving tens of thousands of calls and e-mails and after 85,000 angry consumers signed our petition, Seventh Generation now understands the importance of animal-protection issues to consumers, and it has cleaned up its act! The company reversed course and signed on to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s letter to Congress acknowledging that animal tests are “slow, unreliable, and expensive” and calling for non-animal methods and strategies to be used first and foremost, and it has committed to advocating for this principle in all of its lobbying efforts.”

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No Empathy? Sign Up for Torture Studies at a University

Photo: Dr. Ruth Decker

Photo: Dr. Ruth Decker

Update: Please sign the petition on change.org by Dr. Ruth Decker, thank you!

https://www.change.org/p/university-of-wisconsin-cancel-the-unethical-torture-and-killing-of-baby-monkeys

 

For those planning to work under such conditions as described in the following articles, it might seem natural to never express any kind of empathy. For other sentient beings knowingly administering pain to a living being feels torturous at both ends. Many experiments have been going on for centuries and no essentially new findings have come about in any recent experiments.

“Scientists at the University of Wisconsin plan to torture defenseless baby monkeys for cruel psychiatric experimentation. Newborn rhesus macaque monkeys will be traumatically torn away from their mothers and then sent into solitary confinement without nurturing. There, the isolated monkeys will be subjected to various threatening maneuvers and stimuli including live large king snakes all intended to terrorize the infants. The baby monkeys are killed by the age of two and their brains dissected.”

Please read more here and sign the petition

https://www.change.org/p/university-of-wisconsin-cancel-the-unethical-torture-and-killing-of-baby-monkeys?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=138930&alert_id=UkcFzFCFwY_bMaGhuBPSWnJEfY5dN5Nx7M8xvXxyu%2FMlTDj4BcMH%2FY%3D

http://www.aavs.org/c.bkLTKfOSLhK6E/b.9199939/k.A0A0/House_of_Horrors/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx#.VBfvVUtzFD8

http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-experimentation/primates-laboratories/

http://www.peta.org/blog/misery-monkeys-wisconsin-laboratory/

 

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Only the Monkey Should Decide What to Play

Photo: iStock.com/micha klootwijk

Photo: iStock.com/micha klootwijk

Students always have been ready for some fun. But torturing nonhuman beings should  get them expelled.

Whistleblower Reveals Abuse at Ivy League University

PETA has received evidence that staff at a Princeton University laboratory recently placed at least one marmoset in a plastic exercise ball designed for ferrets and rolled the ball through the corridors to torment the terrified monkey for their own amusement. This laboratory has received more than $2.3 million in taxpayer money from the National Institutes of Health since 2007. Please tell Princeton to release these monkeys to an accredited sanctuary.”

 

Please sign the petition here:

https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5543

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