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The Reason We Do What We Do….
This little 6 month old boy was at Kaufman Killpen all alone, scared & unhandled. When we saw him we just couldn’t look away. We knew we had to get him out of there & fast. Once we got him out of there he spent time in quarantine & has made it home.
I had the opportunity to meet this sweet boy this past weekend where he and I formed a bond of love and trust. I am humbled by the bond I formed with him. The peace and calm I felt from bonding with him was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
I walked into his pen with another member of the rescue and he handed me his lead rope. I stood there quietly waiting for him to see that all I wanted was to love him and not hurt him. I stood next to him, waiting for him to feel the love I had for him.
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💔 ... „can you see me❓”
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Pigs are smarter than most #human toddlers, highly social and have distinct personalities and preferences.
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In modern animal #agriculture every expression of their #natural behavior is denied. They may never see the sunlight or breathe fresh air,
except on their way to the slaughterhouse.
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Ask yourself honestly: is your money supporting this? Please, think before you #eat
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#compassion #burger #savetheplanet #pigs #veganism #animaljustice #empathy #piglets #McDonalds #animalrights #givemeyourvoice
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Remember how we told you last week how much we hate the Slaughter Pipeline of auctions that horses are forced to endure? Horses are forced into auctions all over the country, heading south to Texas with the final destination being a trip to a kill pen or a
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slaughterhouse in Mexico, if they don't bring their horse tradrr or kill buyer owner enough money at auction. They are crammed onto overloaded cattle trailers. Imagine the mini horses, foals & weanlings, getting trampled on by the big horses.....this is WHY we feel so
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passionately about saving as many miniature horses, foals and weanling horses as we can from auctions. With your help, we will save the minis who are injured, have problems & who are depressed & giving up & orphans, foals & weanlings. Our newest save is an example.
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Do you see this poor horse? Sadly tonight, we will probably see him at the auction again.💔 He is stuck in the "slaughter pipeline," purchased by a horse trader who will continue to take him from auction to auction, exploiting him, trying to get the price he wants.😭
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The first time we saw this poor boy, was at an auction over 2 months ago. He was fat and shiny and looked well cared for.❤ He did not sell, the trader wanted too much money for him.😭 Each time we see him at the auctions, his condition looks worse.😭
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We would love to get him out of the pipeline of misery but we do not have $2,000 to save him.😭 This breaks our hearts seeing a once vibrant pony riding a child around in a halter, change to dull, thinner & sunburned with a chain & bar across his nose to control him💔
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Yesterday McDonald's launched their new #McSpicy chicken burger range and today Animal Rebellion have blockaded their burger distribution plant where 50 animal rebels have taken spicy, peaceful action to demand that Mcdonald's go fully plant based by 2025 to put a stop to the…
…suffering of billions of lives and to avert the climate crisis while saving the Amazon Rainforest.

Not sure if any of the burgers are spicy enough to make us sweat, we'll find out when they're plant based, but the real #McSpicy action will have McDonald's sweating for sure!
at least until they go fully plant based.

Join a zoom call today at 4pm (BST) to learn more about how to get involved in this action! You can join the call here: Join Zoom Meeting: us06web.zoom.us/j/85042357696?… Meeting ID: 850 4235 7696 Passcode: 936807.
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#Repost #martinavedin
20 SECONDS OF ANIMAL WELFARE.

The government say that the animal welfare act is written to protect animals.

If you google the word welfare it’s described:

1. the health, happiness, and fortunes of a person or group.
2. statutory procedure or social effort designed to promote the basic physical and material well-being of people in need.
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In the animal agriculture animals are being exploited and killed so what have that to do with welfare? Animal welfare are just a industrial term to normalize violence against sentient beings.
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#Repost @dinomaxi_1
THIS IS YOUR MEAT

THE YEAR IS 2021 and WE ARE STILL

NEEDLESSLY TORTURING AND MURDERING ANIMALS FOR FOOD

FASHION ENTERTAINMENT MEDICINAL USE and EXPERIMENTATION.
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Industrial farming is one of the worst crimes of history

Forgive yourself for not knowing, What you didn't know before you learned it

In the Livestock Industry, cows are artificially eliminated by humans to produce a calf so that the cow can produce milk.
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This means that millions of unwanted calves are brought into the world every year. Many will be slaughtered (bulls) shortly after birth, because these bulls are not suitable for milk production.
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1/9 #Tweets
Via #VeganFTA

'This poor baby was brought to our gates by some amazing rescuers and her story is so devastatingly sad.⁠
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Mama and baby were a part of a very evil dairy farm in Southern Alabama, where the health inspectors actually had to come in and shut the plant down due to the incredibly unsanitary conditions these poor cows were living in.
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Over 60% of dairy cattle that were found on this farm were found to have severe mastitis, and many cows on the farm had died from the infection (That's a very troubling number, just horrific).
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Dehorning is the removal of a cow or calf’s horn, and it's usually done without pain relief, resulting in excruciating pain for the animal being mutilated.

In NSW, not only is dehorning completely legal, it's a REQUIREMENT of "Cattlecare accreditation"

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"an on-farm quality assurance programme developed to ensure domestic and export processors' and consumers' continuing confidence in Australia's beef quality and safety."

How can this happen? How can dehorning cattle be a requirement of a quality assurance program?
As with everything in animal agriculture, it's because the priority is money, NOT animal welfare. According to DPI NSW, the industry dehorns calves and cows because horned cattle:

* can cause more severe injury to other cattle, especially in yards, feedlots and transport;
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🩸 … About 1.5 Billion rabbits are raised and killed for #meat every year. Did you know that many of them scream when they die? ...🐇

“The preferred method of killing rabbits is the dislocation of the neck. The rabbit is held firmly by the rear legs and head; it is (1/5)
stretched full length. Then with a hard, sharp pull, the head is bent backwards to dislocate the neck. After dislocation, the #rabbit is hung by one of the hind legs above the hock joint. The head is immediately removed to allow complete bleeding. The forefeet are then (2/5)
removed. The next step is to cut the skin around the hock joints of the legs and then to cut between these points across the lower part of the body. Remove the tail and pull the #skin down and forward over the body. The skins of young or fryer age #rabbits are easily (3/5)
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Islam and veganism: A thread 👇

I have been vegetarian for 11 years and mostly vegan for 5 years, and converted to Islam 4 years ago.
My main reason is that the life of an animal feels more valueable to me than eating meat, and I feel compassion and mercy for animals. 1/
In historic times, there were places and situations where eating meat was necessary for survival, where plant food usable by humans was rare, like in desert or tundra environments, or where famines broke out. In these situations, slaughtering animals and eating them for 2/
survival was a "lesser evil" as compared to letting humans starve. In our situation nowadays however, we can easily live vegan, and animal slaughter is no longer necessary for survival. There are plenty of plant foods available, and we can easily have a healthy vegan diet 3/
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Good news! Relying on key decisions in our US chimpanzee & elephant rights cases, the Islamabad High Court in Pakistan has “without any hesitation” affirmed the legal rights of elephants & other nonhuman animals. As a result, elephant #Kaavan will finally be freed to a sanctuary. Image
Justice Athar Minallah's decision is a light gleaming out from the cracks in the legal wall that has long separated humans from all other animals. Slowly but surely, with persistence on the part of all who fight for #animalrights, that wall is crumbling: tinyurl.com/islamabad-high… Image
May the NY and CT courts, who have in their hands the fates of elephants Happy and Minnie (both, like Kaavan, held in solitary confinement) soon follow suit to #FreeHappy and #FreeMinnie. Congratulations @0waisawan, @ftwglobal, and @cher on your hard-fought victory for Kaavan! ⚖️ Image
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#AROriginStories

NhRP Development Director Mickey Suzuki's path to nonhuman #animalrights advocacy started with her parents, who taught her to treat all living beings with kindness and respect. They were the ones who instilled in her a love for nonhuman animals (1/4) Image
especially her dad who grew up on a small farm in Japan and always told stories of caring for his family's goats, horses, and a little chick who'd follow him around while he'd do his chores. Mickey was (and still is) always in awe of how animals gravitate toward her dad; (2/4)
the running joke in their family is that he is their Dr. Dolittle.

Growing up in Australia, Mickey was always surrounded by nature and native animals, so it was important to her parents to teach her from an early age how to share their home and surrounding spaces (3/4)
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When NhRP Communications Director @LaurenChoplin was in first grade, she and her two sisters pleaded with their parents to let them keep a dog they'd found on the street and brought home in a wheelbarrow. After no one claimed the dog at the shelter, their parents relented.
At first, the dog peed on the carpet and chased the cats, worrying Lauren's parents. However, with time and lots of love, Molly quickly adjusted to life in her new household.
One of Lauren's most vivid childhood memories is of crouching on the floor alone with Molly, who'd become ill, and imagining she could use her hands and tears to magically take away Molly's sickness.
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This is a second thread for #white #vegans & #animalrights activists who recognize we are often the problem in the way we articulate issues having to do with the other animals. What if white privilege has influenced the way we have framed issues around veganism and animal rights?
This is a part of journal entry from the early 1980s when I was involved in a very difficult battle around integrated housing and racism. I wrote “Racists who do not see that they are being racist. If this is true as a paradigm—racists do not see racism... Image
...what is there about me that is racist but I fail to see it?"
I tried to learn a methodology for confronting that racism that goes unacknowledged: Assume your own ignorance & if you have received feedback that something you said or did or endorsed was racist—hear the critique.
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This thread is for #white #vegans & #animalrights activists who recognize we are often the problem in the way we articulate issues having to do with the other animals. One step is to learn as much as you can about #WhiteSupremacy & #WhitePrivilege. Read! #BlackHistoryMonth2020
Do you know the history of the Civil Rights movement? You could start by reading vol 1 of "America in the King Years," "Parting the Waters" by @taylorbranch. simonandschuster.com/books/Parting-…
@taylorbranch In 1962, the Civil Rights Commission was going to make a very strong statement about racism. Politically, it would be problematic for President Kennedy. JFK was told "It is legal for the police to use dogs." So, turn to "Afro-Dog" next. cup.columbia.edu/book/afro-dog/…
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These two horses are Dot and Dash. Dash is closest to us, you can spot him because he’s got some pink coloring on his lips. The other horse is Dot. He’s Dash’s older brother. If you took the harnesses off of Dot and Dash, they would spend a lot of time hanging out just like this.
They came from some farm in Ohio. As I understand it, they used to work on one of those fair carousels where they’d spend the entire day with people on their backs, walking in sad circles.
They were always affectionate horses.

This is probably going to be a long thread, sorry
They came to #GreenfieldVillage (part of #TheHenryFord) shortly after I transferred to the barn from the Model T’s.
How lucky could those horses be? The Village is a magical place. Sure, it could pay more, but it’s a non-profit and you get to drive a Model T all day. Rad, right?
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A starving #SunBear begs for food in an #Indonesia ZOO
This isn't new news😔
In 2017, Scorpion Foundation: "90% of Zoo's in Indonesia are unfit"
Under the guise of #CONservation is how these 84+ Zoo's operate

🔎 scmp.com/lifestyle/trav…

.@Menlu_RI .@GrandIndo

#AnimalAbuse 🆘
2/ #Indonesia ZOO'S = #AnimalAbuse
The Ministry of Environment & Forestry regulates these Zoo's
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Secretary General of Indonesia Zoo Association👉 #TonnySumampau does nothing

In 2013 the #surabaya Zoo, 130 animals died
In 2014 it was called the #ZooOfDeath

.@Menlu_RI
3/ #Indonesia ZOO'S = #AnimalAbuse

There are daily #AnimalRights VIOLATIONS committed by these Zoo's -
Which can be enforced under the Criminal Code BUT law enforcement officials will not.

Starvation
Beatings
Forced to perform
Unsanitary conditions EXTREME

.@Menlu_RI
#news
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"The speciesism of Homo sapiens is perhaps nowhere more pronounced than in the protestation about the fate of the human conceptus and zygote, while the sentiency of the other animals is declared morally irrelevant because they are not human beings" bloomsbury.com/us/neither-man…
"Some have a definition of meaningful life that's so broad as 2 encompass a newly fertilized egg yet so narrow that it does not consider fully-grown animals w/ well developed nervous systems & social sensibilities." from my article #abortion #animalrights bloomsbury.com/us/neither-man…
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On @tagaq's recommendation, I had the chance to watch @Alethea_Aggiuq’s documentary #AngryInuk, It's about how #WhiteSupremacist #vegan lobbyists have decimated Inuit communities with food insecurity. If you care about justice, watch this: nfb.ca/film/angry_inuk
I want to be clear, opposition to the #sealhunt is #WhiteSupremacist and #racist in nature. It is absolutely clear to me that, at best, organizations like @peta ignore their impact on #Inuit. At worst, they're party to an intended programme of starvation.
In the entire course of her documentary, @Alethea_Aggiuq tried meeting with #vegan and #animalrights activists to discuss their impact on #indigenous communities. Every single attempt at communication was met with silence or avoidance.
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Matangalila, ancient text on elephant behaviour & mgt refers to Capture of wild elephants, as a conflict mitigation strategy #NoElephantBan
#Matangalila describes that grievances of villagers over crop loss prompted King Romapada of Anga to order capture of elephants & tame them
80% of wild Asian elephants in India roam outside the conventional Wildlife Sanctuaries & National Parks - increasing Man-Animal conflict
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