Is it OK to criticize the British Farming industry despite the fact I eat meat???

I have a soft spot for animals, I love animals I always have but I also love meat! Like most people in this country I was eating meat before I understood what it was or where it comes from. We have meat pushed on us by our parents who probably had it pushed on to them by their parents.

A few months ago (after watching a video exposing cruelty in a British Pig farm) I decided I was going to be a vegetarian, after six weeks of not eating meat I lost a stone (I have never been overweight losing a stone made me look very thin,) felt weak and tired and even angry and short tempered! It literally got to the stage where all I could think about was eating meat. Eventually I gave up and got myself a kebab, the feeling when I was eating meat was probably how an alcoholic feels after going months without drink only to fall of the wagon. It was a feeling of guilt but the craving for the meat was overruling my conscience and I eat it and decided that living where I live (the only shop close to me is the famously overpriced Co op) I could not carry on without eating meat occasionally. If I still lived at Wolverhampton I genuinely believe I could do it due to the large amount of vegetarian shops and options that Wolves offers. Wolves have a huge diversity of ethnic cultures Indians are one of these cultures and many Indians were brought up to be vegetarian so their are Indian vegetarian shops everywhere and I love Indian food, Co op sells disgusting Linda McCartney products made of disgusting Quorn and sell them for the same price of meat.

So I eat meat and their is no humane way of killing animals, there is however lots of cruel ways of killing and keeping animals and British farms and abattoirs use many of them! Growth hormones so that that animal grows abnormally fast to allow the farmer minimum effort and work being one them, poor living conditions is obviously another. Cruel people are also much more likely to manage to handle some bigger farm animals I mean what would you do if you wanted a Cow to move but the Cow refuses? Some people would feel no way in kicking the shit out of it until it decides it has to move.

Another thing is why are animals so frequently vaccinated? How do we even know that these vaccines do not cause illness in either the animal or in the consumers of the animal? In the case of the animal most would usually be killed before the negative side effect begin in the case of people we are the guinea pigs.

So is it OK to criticize the British Farming industry despite the fact I eat meat??? Of course it is in fact saying it is not is just another way of attempting to make people shut up and if we shut up the farming industry will just get more and more cruel, just because I eat meat does not mean that such animal cruelty is justifiable. We may want to eat meat but how many of us want to eat a cruelly treated, growth hormone and chemically filled, low quality excuse for meat?

I will attempt to cut out meat again and next time I will be better prepared and hopefully manage to cut it out for good.

 

Cruel Britannia – the shocking truth about animal farming in Britain today

Are you sick of hearing that Britain has the best animal welfare in the world? We are …

Viva!’s investigators have shone a light into every recess of factory farming in Britain and what we have found may shock you. The institutionalised abuse of animals does not just happen abroad it happens on Britain’s factory farms, too, and is routine. What our shocking short film will show you is exactly what happens behind closed doors to keep the shelves stocked with meat, eggs and dairy.

In Britain today, most chickens, ducks and turkeys are factory farmed in massive industrial sheds. Very few ever go outside and are killed at just weeks or months old. Viva!’s undercover footage shows that free-range farming is often a lie and is now so intensive that it is often indistinguishable from factory farming. Millions of male chicks are gassed or thrown alive into electric mincers because they’re are the wrong sex to lay eggs.

The majority of sows in Britain are confined to crates so small they can’t even turn around for five weeks at a time. Most of their baby piglets are painfully mutilated without anaesthetic.

Dairy cows suffer the dual burden of being pregnant and milked — as well as having her baby taken away from her year on year so people can drink her milk. If her baby is the wrong sex to produce milk then the chances are he will be shot in the head at a few days old. His mother will be sent to the slaughterhouse at around 5 years old as soon as she is no longer profitable. Goats and other animals farmed for their milk suffer mutilations and confinement.

How do we know? We’ve filmed it all on British farms. And now you can see the truth for yourself with Viva!’s Cruel Britannia film.

www.viva.org.uk/cruelbritannia

iAnimal – British Pig and Chicken Farms in 360°

 

Animal testing in the UK!!!

According to the RSPCA website: It is illegal to test on animals for cosmetics or their ingredients in the UK and other EU members, and since March 2013 it was illegal to sell cosmetics products within the EU which have been tested on animals or which contain ingredients newly tested on animals.
However Britain has voted against staying in the EU, and these laws will  no longer need to be followed by the UK, as well as many other laws and regulations provided by the EU. Britain voted to brexit in 2016, however stats from 2015 show that 4.14 million animals were experimented on in Britain. Although for now it is illegal to test on animals for cosmetics (as article 50 has not yet been used), there is always loop holes to laws, for example: As acne is a medical condition, make-up can be tested on animals as it helps cover acne.
Recently the Home Office released its annual statistics on the number of scientific procedures performed on animals in British laboratories, with a staggering 4,14 million animals being tested on. These experiments were conducted on:
  • 3 million mice
  • 21,831 on guinea pigs
  • 8,356 on Horses and other Equids
  • 4,643 on Dogs
  • 3,612 on Primates
126,000 of these animals didn’t regain consciousness after experiments that were classified as ‘non-recovery’, and a further 185,000 experiments were classed as ‘severe’ in the level of suffering caused to the animals. If that wasn’t bad enough a further 56,000 animals were forced to suffer extreme pain and distress without even being used in experiments. These are genetically modified animals which will often have painful unnatural mutations.
Its embarrassing that in 2015 we are still using methods used 400 years ago and have not yet been able to progress into a less cruel and humane society.  Although there are many new ways to test medication without harming animals, but these are more expensive ways. These new methods include:
  • human-on-a-chip
  • 3-D human skin cultures
  • high speed computer models
These methods are not only less cruel but the results are far more accurate. It has been proved over and over again that animal testing doesn’t work, that even though we share 95% of our DNA with a mouse testing on these animals doesn’t work. With FACTS such as:
  • Ninety two percent of experimental drugs that are safe and effective on animals fail human clinics because they don’t work or fail.
  • Less than 2% of human illnesses are seen in animals. Over 98% never affect animals. So, how can we test vaccines and medication on animals for human beings?
  • In the UK an estimated 70,000 people die or are severely disabled every year caused by unexpected reactions to drugs. These drugs had passed animal testing.
  • In the UK’s House of Lords questions have been asked regarding why unexpected reactions to drugs, which have passed animal testing, kill more people than cancer.
  • According to a thorough study, 88% of stillbirths are caused by drugs which have passed animal testing.
  • 70% of drugs that cause human birth defects are safe in Monkey pregnancies.
One of the things that surprises me the most is that even though in 2015 we have more ways to test medications without the harm of animals, the number has increased quite significantly in 2014 being 3.8 million. In the UK we are supposed to be living in one of the most developed countries in the world, yet we still result to torturing 4.14 million animals.
Many of my blogs have been on this topic and i have been blogging about this for over a year, and i still feel as strongly about this subject as i ever have. Animals are living, breathing, feeling things, animals have emotions, animals feel pain, if we were to do what we do to animals to humans we would be sent to prison for many years, but for some reason its okay to do this to Monkeys, Dogs, horses e.t.c. and I cant think of a good reason why its okay to do this, i suppose some people just seem to think that we are superior to animals and that its okay to torture and murder as long as its not a Human but to animals we share 95% of our DNA with.
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AQUARIUMS AND MARINE PARKS!!!

Aquariums and marine parks are homes to many aquatic animals, the most common Dolphins and Whales. Dolphins and Whales are both extremely intelligent animals; that like to live in complex, social groups. When they are are placed in captivity they are usually taken away from their families, often after a cruel hunt when they are very young and vulnerable.

A whale or Dolphin can manage to swim 100 miles in just a day: hunting and praying. A concrete tank could never replace its natural home.

Aquariums and marine parks use chlorine and copper sulphate to clean the water and tanks of these animals and has been known to cause Dolphins skin to peel off and may even cause them to become blind. Many marine animals have been known to suffer from peptic ulcers which will often lead to death, due to their unnatural lives in captivity. Due to the mental, emotional, and physical stress that captive whales and dolphins suffer from can weaken their immune system and therefore make them more prone to disease. Even though when they are captivated they have no predators, free of pollution and have other threats taken away from them, they still die young. The death rate from infant whales and dolphins is much higher in captivity.

There are many stories of cruelty at aquariums and marine parks, one of which is about a male killer whale called Tilikum; the largest orca in captivity, weighing 12,500 pounds and measuring over 22 feet in length. Tilikum was caught when he was only 2 years old and teared away from his family, and his ocean home.

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This is a picture of Tilikum, covered with lanolin, which is extracted from sheep wool, and applied to the whales skin  to prepare them for a long transport without water.

After he was captured, he was kept in a cement holding tank for up to nearly a year at Hafnarfjörður Marine Zoo, Iceland. He was held captive against his will, with all he could do was swim in circles and float aimlessly in the water.

He was then finally transferred to the sealand of the pacific in British Colombia, Canada and forced to call his 100-foot-by-50-feet pool, just 35 feet deep his ‘sad’ new home.

As a training technique they withheld food, and would often suffer from painful attacks by two dominant females, Haida and Nootka, He was forced to perform over many hours, eight times a day, 7 times a week. This constant stress and exhaustion gave him stomach ulcers.

When the park closed its doors at the end of each day, three orcas including Tilikum were crammed into a tiny small-round for more than 14 hours until the park would reopen the next morning.

If tilikum did not perform a trick correctly, food would be withheld from him and his tank mates, which would cause a great deal of tension and as a result of this Haida and Nootka would bite Tilikum all over his body.

On February 21, 1991 sealand trainer Keltie Byrne fell into the pool with these three orcas and was dragged to the bottom by Tilikum and tossed around by all three orca’s. She was the first of three to be killed by Tilikums stress, frustration and confinement.

Shortly after Kelties death sealand closed its doors for good and put Tilikum up for sale.

When the seaworld heard that a 12,000 pound bull, the largest orca on the market was up for sale, they quickly purchased him for their breeding program, giving little though into his reputation for killing and aggression.

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Tilikum has a collapsed dorsal fin which is a sign of an unhealthy stressed orca. This never really occurs in the wild.

Over the course of the 21 years at the seaworld, he was confined to a tank containing just 0.0001 percent of the quantity of water that he would travel in just one day in the wild. Tilikum has been involved in a few incidents of aggression. The stress he is under due to being captivated has led to him to show abnormal repetitive behaviour not seen in the wild. This includes chewing on metal gates and the concrete of sides of the tank- so now most of his teeth have been completely worn down to nothing.

The stress Tilikum has suffered form has caused him to become aggressive towards Humans, causing him to take two more lives- those of Daniel P. Dukes in 1999 and Dawn Brancheau in 2010. Tilikum had scalped and dismembered Dawn as well as crushing many of her bones throughout her body before drowning her.

Following Dawns tragic death, Tilikum was kept in a small enclosure that limited his ability to swim, communicate with other orca’s and interact with Humans even further. He was reportedly seen floating endlessly in the water for hours at a time, a behaviour which has never been seen in wild orcas.

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In the aerial view of the Seaworld you can see how little room the Orcas have. Inside the red circle is Tilikum, whose nose and tail seem to be bale to touch both sides of the tank at the same time.

After one year in isolation he returned, to performing.

Aggression towards humans is nearly non-existent in the wild but the constant stress of captivity has led to Orcas and other animals in aquariums to become aggressive towards Humans.  They also pose a threat to other Orcas they live with.

Facts about aquariums

  1. Repetitive harmful behaviour is common, such as the Orca banging his head on a landing platform.
  2. The constant stress of confinement causes abnormal behaviour that likely wouldn’t happen in the wild such as vomiting.
  3.  At Seaworld 37 orcas have died before the age of 30 years old, whereas the average life expectancy in the wild is 30 to 50 years old. No captive orca has come close to the maximum ages of 60 to 70 years  for males and more than 100 for females.
  4. Stress, boredom, and depression also results from life in a cramped tank

 

ANIMAL CRUELTY IN THE FILM INDUSTRY!!!!!

Films and TV shows that have used animal cruelty which has resulted in the death or harm of the animals which have been used!

Apocalypse now- Apocalypse now is an adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of darkness. It is a grim vision of the Vietnam War, in which you see Special Forces sent into the jungle to eliminate a rogue agent named Kurtz. After a brutal journey they murder Kurtz with a machete. This attack is scattered among footage of water buffalo being ceremonially slaughtered. 

These animals were reported to of then been killed by the local ifugao tribe. It was filmed in the Philippines and was not monitored by the American Humane Association and not surprisingly, it earned an ‘unacceptable’ 

The Grey- 2011’s the grey is a psychological thriller, which is about a leading group of oil drillers as they flee form killer wolves. Organisations such as PETA were angered by the portrayal of wolves- which have only just began to rebound off the endangered list in the US- where it was discovered that the production had brought in 4 wolf carcasses from a trapper. Two of these corpses were used as props in the film, with the other two actually being cooked and eaten by members of the cast. 

The adventures of Milo and Otis- This is a children’s film in Japan which features a kitten and a pug puppy. It was released in 1986 becoming that year’s biggest hit in the country. An Australian animal rights organisation, which had received horrifying reports from the set, urged a boycott on the film. They claimed that dozens of kittens were killed during the shoot and that the producer actually broke a kitten’s paw to make appear as clumsy. 

The charge of the light brigade- This is a film from 1963. It details a real-life disastrous cavalry charge during the Crimean war. To make it look as if the horses were toppling after being shot after they rigged the battlefield with wire traps. At least a dozen horses were killed outright or had to be euthanized shortly afterwards, due to their legs being hopelessly splintered. A stuntman also dies during this film; the congress intervened and several laws were put in place, with an explicit ban on wire traps. 

Life of Pi- The life of Pi an adventure drama film which revolves around an Indian boy named Pi; he is stranded aboard on a lifeboat adrift in the Pacific Ocean. He is trapped on the boat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, who belonged to Pi’s family zoo. Most of the films effects were created using CGI, including many of the scenes with Richard Parker, but some were shot with a real tiger named King. While shooting a scene which involved King swimming in a water tank something went horribly wrong, and the tiger nearly died before his handler was able to pull him to safety. The water tank scene was shot in Taiwan, and was watched over by an American Humane Association representative named Gina Johnson. Despite the Tiger nearly dying Johnson reported that all went well at the set of Life of Pi. A leaked email that she had sent to colleague had this to say about the incident: “This one take with him just went really bad and he got lost trying to swim to the side. Damn near drowned. I think this goes without saying but DON’T MENTION THIS TO ANYONE, ESPECIALLY THE OFFICE! Have downplayed the fuck out of it.” Worse still, Johnson was revealed to have romantic ties with the production executive for the movie. When this became public in November 2013, Johnson resigned from her job with the AHA.

Snow Buddies- Snow buddies is a movie about a band of Golden Retrievers who are stranded in Alaska and becoming sled dogs. As puppies tend to grow incredibly fast, the production studio of Disney acquired any to fill the necessary roles. Unfortunately it appears that several puppies were brought on to the set before growing old enough to be separated from their mothers- at approximately 6 weeks of age instead of the compulsory 8 weeks of age. Many of the involved dogs became sick, over a dozen requiring veterinary treatment. Five puppies eventually dying. 

Manderlay- Manderlay is the grim tale of slavery in the 20th century in America. As the film takes place on plantation it naturally features animals One scene was suppose to feature a Donkey being butchered. When attempts to use a fake donkey went wrong, the director Lars Von Trier obtained a Donkey that was already scheduled to be slaughtered was given a lethal injection so that its corpse could be used in the movie.

In response to this, actor John C. Reilly quit his role in the film. Von Trier then eventually. Cut the Donkey scene from the movie; concerned that the scandal would destroy his project, but then went on to claim the animals fate would have been far worse if he hadn’t of purchased it.

Speed racer- this is one of the few films that the AHA refused to endorse calling it “unacceptable”. This rating had stemmed from an incident where one of the chimpanzees playing the character of “Chim-Chim” bit an actor without provocation and was allegedly beaten in response. 

Later on in this production, a Chimp was struck out of frustration by a trainer while rehearsing. This had occurred in front of an AHA monitor and was labelled as a clear violation of AHA guidelines, which forbids physically punishing animals in favour of positive reinforcement methods. The monitor then stopped the training session and immediately reported the incident to producers. Fortunately the Chimp was uninjured.

Ben-Hur- this 1925’s film is a tale of the enslaved Jewish prince and his quest for revenge during roman times. Despite the film featuring Jesus Christ, the film set the standard for animal cruelty in a film. Over 100 Horses apparently gave their lives to complete the chariot race scene, which dragged on for many weeks under the hot sun of California. Injured animals were reportedly shown little mercy. According to Francis X Bushman, an actor in Ben-Hur “if it limped, they shot it”

Heaven’s Gate- A drama centred on the conflict between land barons and immigrants in the old west.

The AHA was actually barred from the set of this film, and for good reason as the cruelty directed at the animals was unimaginable. Rumours from the set indicated that the cows were cut to provide not so “fake” blood for the actors. During one battle scene, four Horses were apparently killed, including one which was blown up with dynamite. They staged real cockfights, and gutted cattle to use their entrails as props. A lawsuit by one of the owners of a horse abused on the set settled for an undisclosed amount out of court. 

Many films still use animal cruelty in movies; even films in the 21st century, even with CGI. Animal cruelty is not needed in the film industry and should be banned and anyone who uses this cruelty should be behind bars!

 

 

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THE RSPCA WILL SAVE THE ANIMALS.

RSPCA stands for Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, they claim to be an animal loving and saving charity, in their own words; “More and more animals are being bred for sale in horrific conditions. Puppies born into squalor, torn from their mothers and sold for profit. We urgently need to rescue these animals from cruel puppy traders.” The RSPCA tell us that small donations made to them can help prevent thousands of animals from cruelty every year.

Doesn’t that sound nice charitable and very Christian of them? The trouble is the RSPCA’s methods of preventing these animals from being victims of cruelty are questionable to say the least. The RSPCA rehouse tens of thousands of animals every year, the trouble the RSPCA seem to have is that they rescue so many animals that they can not rehouse them all. It is a problem but the RSPCA have the answers, animals that cannot be rehoused due to lack of demand or just bad luck are very expensive to look after and feed, if the RSPCA spend all the donation money on feeding animals how can they make a profit and be a successful business?

To make sure that the RSPCA continues to flourish as a financial powerhouse and is allowed to continue doing its work of “protecting animals from cruelty” drastic measures are taken, for example in 2012 alone the RSPCA killed 53000 animals! And at least 3400 of those animals were perfectly healthy.

Strange logic the RSPCA have, they murder animals to protect animals from cruelty. Despite facts like these millions of idiotic people will continue to ignore the facts and donate and work for this disgusting, greedy murdering business that like most businesses put profit before service.  The brave whistle-blower that helped release this information was later found hanged, her name was Dawn Aubrey-Ward she was later found hanged in an apparent suicide, she should be remembered as a true animal lover that fought for animal rights and compassion, a real (if slightly troubled hero) and the RSPCA should hang their heads in shame.

Except the RSPCA have no shame or compassion, just lots of money donated to them by blind fools. HELLO you are donating and working for a business that profits from murdering animals.

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KILLING A LION IS AN ACHIEVEMENT TO BE PROUD OF (IF YOU KILLED IT WITH YOUR HANDS)

Hunters of wild animals stagger me, we live in what some scientists are now calling the sixth mass extinction yet some people feel the need to speed up the process by killing animals that are already low in numbers. Lion numbers are down to their thousands, some breeds of Tiger are down to the last few hundred as are certain species of Elephant and Rhinos yet all of these amazing animals are at risk of being randomly killed and bought even closer to extinction by hunters for numerous reasons, their coat, teeth, horn, tusk or just to pass time any excuse to kill, kill, kill.

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These disgusting people have their photographs taken with them standing next to the dead animal with disturbing grins on their faces as if they genuinely believe that they have done something amazing, well they have not! If a man was to kill a Lion, Tiger, Bear (Kuala bear excluded), Elephant or a Rhino with nothing but his hands I would be amazed and forced to admit that “the kill” was an achievement worthy of being proud of, but the fact that these “hunters” use guns against an animal that has no idea what the “hunters” are planning and an animal that may be used to seeing people around and therefore they may be not overly fearful of people making them easier to hunt.

It would be like me stalking Wladimir Klitschko, shooting him and posing with his remains, would that mean I beat Klitschko? I bravely outsmarted him by pulling a trigger as he was about to take a nap? Would I deserve credit? I can not comprehend the “hunters” logic.

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