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Another Indian human being, a Muslim, killed over a cow by Hindutva extremists.

The cow has had a long, quite variegated history in Hindu traditions in South Asia. Buckle-up for this whirlwind 🧵

thewire.in/communalism/ma… #Hindutva #cows #murder #India #History
Way back in the day, like 3,500 years ago, followers of Brahminical traditions sacrificed cows and ate beef. The Vedas--our earliest Indian texts--are quite clear on this.
Eating beef as part of religious practice continued for some time.

Then, in the first millennium CE, a new idea began to gain traction that not eating beef could be a mark of upper-caste status, especially being Brahmin. It was part of a larger set of prescriptions.
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This week, investigators found that German #meat companies sold sausages made from bones.

The #livestock sector is highly secretive, hiding its practices from the public eye. As a result, many people don't know what animal products are made of, including these 8 examples.👇1/11
Many #ChickenNuggets contain very little actual meat.

Instead, they mostly consist of fat and other body parts, including #chicken nerves, bone, skin, and connective tissue. @iltaylorwriter reports. 2/11
sentientmedia.org/how-are-chicke…
Few people know that #horse blood can be involved in the production of pork and beef.

Farmers across Europe use a hormone derived from pregnant mares to increase reproduction in pigs, #cows & other farmed animals. @KevanySophie reports via @guardian. 3/11
theguardian.com/environment/20…
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According to the Vedas, the 'desi' breed of #cows & #bulls of #India are direct descendants of Kamadhenu - the divine Gaumata - who emerged from the kshirasagar during the Samudra Manthan itself. She is dhenu, the giver of all bounties.

#Bharat Image
Kamadhenu is known to exist in five different forms: Nanda, Sunanda, Surabhi, Sumana, and Susheela. Her other names are Sabala and Matrika. She is the divine mother of all cows. She is the daughter of Prajapati, mother of all 11 Rudras.
The devas or gods decided to give Kamadhenu to the Saptarishis, for whom the sacred cow supplies milk and ghee essential for vedic yagnas. In time, she came into the ownership of the Rishi Vashista.
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(3/…) Buttercup's first steps on grass after being liberated from a dairy farm brightens your weekend.

Many years ago, I stopped eating meat on Mondays, soon the other days of the week followed.

It’s easy, just start this Monday (also: try oatmilk)
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In this thread 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼students @MQLinguistics @Macquarie_Uni share what they've learned so far (1st quarter of semester)

Favorite facts about #languages and #cultures in #contact
In #Arabic we say: “Footprints indicate trajectory”, but I never thought that a wheel would reveal a culture. This is how #cultures can be traced through #languages. The reading made me feel like I am solving a puzzle more than exploring languages.
Think twice before starting to learn #English, cuz you’ll end up learning even more -- #German and #French, and more …
After all, it was the Anglo-Saxons and Normans who influenced the vocabulary!!
English is a mixed #language!
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1. "Until the cows come home" At one point the herd became quite orderly following this leader along the centre of the road. The queue of cows extended all the way back to that pink gate in the distance. #cows #dairy #farming #Transylvania
2. Note the white stork's nest to the right of the photo. Hard to see at this distance but there is a stork crouched in that nest.
3. Most villagers have a cow in this village each morning they let them out from their barns and onto the street to join the village herd. A herdsman then takes care of them whilst they graze on communal meadows (for a small fee).
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@AmbCuiTiankai
@chinaorgcn
@BBCChina
@CNNChinaNews
@PDChina
@XHNews
Pls
support our request
We call on
President of the People's Republic of China #XiJinping
laws to protect all animals in China
against abuse and acts of cruelty
Prison sentences for those who break these laws
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Some examples of animal abuse

#Pigs buried alive,

news.ebc.net.tw/news/amp/14633…

#foxes & #Racoon
are brutally tortured,
skinned alive
for fur

#Donkeys killed in an extremely violent manner for their skins
Violently knocked out then skinned
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In the slaughterhouse
#Cows and all animals are #beaten and suffer #horrible injuries
and #killed in horrible conditions
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How was your #cruise

6,000 young cows drowned at sea. SIX THOUSAND🐮
Image the terror .@AustraliaUN
These #cows were exported by #Australia -headquartered #AustralasianGlobalExports, 💀specializes in live #animalexports, aka torture, abuse
#auspol 👎

theprovince.com/news/world/nea…
2/ This is on you #Australia gov AND ppl who continue to eat the flesh of others

The #LiveExport 🚢aka #DeathShip departed Napier in #NewZealand w 5,867 #cows passengers
bound for Tangshan, #China
The journey= 17 days no food/water🐮💔
#EndAnimalAg

theprovince.com/news/world/nea…
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If you're shocked by this incident - maybe it's time to stop supporting it
If you still eat other animals, drink their #milk (#AnimalAgriculture ) THIS is a #RealityCheck

These young #cows were vomiting, deficating in #Terror as they slowly #drowned
6,000🐮😭🚢
#auspol
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Let's talk about this article & #fetalbovineserum. @amlamey says (parenthetically) regarding in vitro meat "Dr. Post’s first burger was grown using fetal bovine serum, a slaughterhouse byproduct; his team & others have sought out animal-free replacements." nytimes.com/2020/07/02/opi…
What in this context does "have sought out" mean? They have sought out and FOUND animal-free replacements? Or they ARE STILL SEEKING animal-free replacements. Because the difference is meaning is the difference between #meat "without murder" and meat with murder.
Many people don't realize that #pregnant #cows are killed. Killed in #slaughterhouses, killed to be in hamburgers, killed to become "meat." #FetalBovineSerum is taken from the calf the pregnant cow is carrying. Sometimes that calf is alive after the mother cow's death.
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