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October 15, 2010

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The important point is that animals should not be treated this way in the first place. They have a right to kindness and dignity!

That picture was taken by Rick Dove who features in David Kirby's book "Animal Factory." I highly recommend "Animal Factory" for an overview of what has been going on regarding the spread of factory farms and the destruction they cause in so many ways. It is such a disgrace but seemingly unstoppable. Large American companies are also exporting factory farm evils to places like Poland and Romania. After reading "Animal Factory" and seeing the kind of devastation featured in articles such as this, it amazes me that there is not outrage across America. Everyone seems to be sleepwalking.

The significant point is that animals ought to not be treated this way in the primary place. They have a right to compassion and self-esteem!

Eating meat is not only bad for your body, it's bad for the earth.
How much water does it take to raise a cow to slaughter? how much grain? Did you know that 70% of all the antibiotics manufactured are given to animals?
Eating meat is not good for you or the earth

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