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This video is an eye-opener #88562 10/30/05 08:42 PM
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WARNING: This video is VERY hard to watch. It made me cry. On the other hand I think everyone should be aware of what's really going on.

http://www[dot]animal-rights[dot]ca/category_s/62.htm

I was not a vegetarian up until I saw this. I'm not sure that I can say the same now...

Re: This video is an eye-opener #88563 10/30/05 10:41 PM
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That is horrific. There really should be much stronger laws to protect animals. How can this be condoned!

I have modified your post Reggie so that people cannot go direct to such a distressing item. The reason is that I have been asked to do so in the past. I hope that everyone will be happy with that decision. I have replaced the dots with: [dot]


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Re: This video is an eye-opener #88564 10/30/05 11:00 PM
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It is absolutely horrific, PDM. And I was one of those many who choose not to think about it too much but after I received this link in my e-mail, I can no longer ignore it.
Wouldn't it be great if there was an alternate industry for people whose conscience doesn't allow them to consume products from the existing industry? One where animals aren't tortured like this. Then one by one, animal lovers would slowly put the existing industry out of business over time.
I've heard about "free-range chickens" that are allowed to roam about instead of being locked up in masses in cages. Does anyone know more about that? Are they killed humanely? If that's the case, then I won't have to give up eggs. Has anyone looked into this?
At the moment I'm looking into going completely vegan (vegetarian will not cut it at this point, not after what I've learned about how cows are treated to produce milk and how hens are treated to produce eggs).

Re: This video is an eye-opener #88565 10/30/05 11:24 PM
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I always buy free range eggs. I try to get free-range chicken & turkey, too, but it's not always easy.

I live near a farm shop and I have spoken to the butchers who say that free-range is not necessarily that great. It can mean that the animals are out in all weathers, eating anything they can find, rather than good food, so it's a case of checking out further.

I visited a farm where they had 'barn chickens'. There were indeed hundreds of them in one barn, but it was huge & they didn't seem squashed in and they were warm and well-fed, but not free-range.

I am definitely against battery farming and won't touch battery eggs. I assume I eat battery chickens because they will be providing the supermarkets. I hope that they are kept humanely at least.

I always read the labels.
Sainsbury's Supermarket does have a range of meats where the animals are said to be raised in good conditions. They are a little more expensive, but, quite apart from the cruelty issue, the food is probably healthier for us too. Who wants to ingest the meat of animals who are stressed and medicated?


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Re: This video is an eye-opener #88566 10/31/05 12:55 AM
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I am not going to watch the video reggiethebudgie as I just got back from a meeting for foster parents of exotic birds and I don't think I could take it! I was just in the company of some magnificent, gorgeous birds and I can't bear the thought of looking at some poor things being hurt.

But, I wanted to thank you for posting about this....it's a good service you did!

PS...There are many household pet birds who are homeless from Katrina. The organization I went to today is supposed to be getting birds in from Florida who need homes. Not sure where you live but my city has two bird rescue organizations who place unwanted or abused birds. I am hoping lots of these little critters find loving homes.

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Unfortunately I don't live in the US, Squeekychimp, and I doubt the bird rescue organizations would place the birds abroad. Otherwise I would have loved to take in one or two. I hope they manage to find homes for most of them. What happened to those poor animals when Katrina hit was heartbreaking. I feel very badly for people who were hurt too, but you know, suffering is suffering, animal or human.

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It would let me look, but now that I read what you all wrote I don't think I want to.


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I read that they're permitting the animals to go north to Canada and as far south as Mexico.

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J-Bo, is there a website where I can get more info on these bird rescue organizations?

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I've been looking for about the last half hour ReggieTheBudgie but can't locate any websites that say they permit animals to go to Canada or Mexico...I'll keep looking and if I find one I'll post it! smile


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