My husband and I first stopped eating animals for health reasons, but then we watched the movie, Vegucated, and were shocked to learn about how horribly animals are treated on factory farms. For some reason, I never thought about the suffering of animals before watching this movie. I don’t judge others for eating animals because it’s something I did for most of my life. Still, I think awareness is important. I’m not one to post gruesome photos of abused animals on my blog, but I thought this short cartoon Stacy posted gets the point across in a lighthearted way. I hope you’ll take a minute and a half of your time to give it a look.
FACT: More than 45 million turkeys are slaughtered each year for Thanksgiving.
Just in time for the holidays, PETA’s Thanksgiving video, “Thanks!” takes viewers on a harrowing journey with one boy and a group of turkeys, all destined to become holiday meals. Watch above now!
For most birds headed to the dinner table, the first time that they feel the sun on their feathers is on their way to the slaughterhouse, where they are hung upside down by their weak and crippled legs before their heads are dragged through an electrified “stunning tank,” which immobilizes them but does not kill them.
Many of the terrified birds dodge the tank and, therefore, are completely conscious when their throats are slit. If the blade fails to slit the birds’ throats properly, they are scalded alive in the tank of hot water that’s used for feather removal.
Turkeys are intelligent, social creatures who…
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