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Meat Production And Consumption Goes Down Globally!

Filed under: PigVivacious Vegs

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Worldwide meat production and consumption are still generally on the rise…but drought and disease in 2011 have really slowed it down.

The big drought in the midwest has really slowed down growth, but so has the rising cost of livestock feed.

There are all sorts of figures going up and down at the same time, but in general, things aren't all that great.

Unless you're a vegetarian.

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Architect Student Proposes Matrix Style Set Up For Farmed Chickens

Filed under: Science!CrazzzzyChickens

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An architecture student has proposed a Matrix style set up as the most humane way to farm chickens.

It would literally be like in the Matrix where humans were unconscious (sort of) and hooked into machines and kept alive for the benefit of the machines.

This would be similar but with chickens.

The chickens would be lobotomized, so basically they'd be vegetables, and they'd be fed with and have waste removed by tubes.

The student said everything would be better if:

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ASPCA Research Confirms Americans Oppose The Slaughter Of Horses For Consumption

Filed under: Animal RightsHorsesAnimal Cruelty

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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) had done research and found that 80% of Americans are opposed to the slaughter of horses on US soil with the intent to eat them.

The research was a nationwide survey that showed that these Americans were from all different places and backgrounds.

And they all felt the same way.

Horse slaughter is wrong.

The ASPCA said:

"The overwhelming majority of Americans are not just against horse slaughter but are intensely opposed to this cruel practice. As more people learn that we are allowing our horses to be shuttled off to a gruesome death all for the sake of foreign gourmands, they are outraged and opposition for this grisly act is growing.

Anyone who has been to the movies lately knows the price horses have paid by carrying us to war, building our nation, and serving our entertainment and companionship needs. Americans have a responsibility to protect these intelligent, sensitive animals from being butchered."

Not only do we love horses in general and respect them for the fact that they helped us build this country, they can also suffer greatly in the slaughter house.

Biologically, horses aren't easily stunned so they are often alive and fully conscious when they are killed.

It's good to know that people at the ASPCA are working tirelessly to make horse slaughter banned once again in the US.

And with so much public support, hopefully a permanent ban is in the near future.

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PETA Approves Of Horse Slaughter??

Filed under: Barack ObamaPETAHorses

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PETA supports the new law that allows the US to slaughter horses for their meat and eat them?

Not exactly.

As we previously mentioned, President Obama recently made it legal to slaughter and eat horses here in the US.

The reason PETA supports the law, for now, is that just because it was illegal to slaughter horses in the US, it wasn't like ranchers were just going to not kill their horses anymore.

They would ship them in tractor trailers extremely long distances to Canada or Mexico to be slaughtered there. So horses were being forced to stand for hours with little to no food or water.

PETA said:

"No one wants to see any horse killed for meat or to turn a fast buck, and PETA has always had concerns about the suspension of US slaughter, since it meant more suffering for these sensitive animals, not less.

What we feared would happen did: Rather than have a change of heart and stop killing horses, greedy ranchers who deal in horse flesh simply jammed their “commodities” into tractor trailers and hauled the frightened animals hundreds of miles to Canada and Mexico – a journey most did not have to face before – to terrifying deaths in slaughterhouses there."

Okay. We understand now.

If horses are going to be killed anyway, it's best that they don't suffer before they die.

Still sad though.

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Obama Approves Slaughtering And Eating Horses??

Filed under: Legal MattersBarack ObamaHorses

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President Obama just legalized horse slaughter for human consumption.

Yup.

That means the president says we can now kill and eat horses.

Gross.

The bill was signed into law right before thanksgiving.

So Obama will pardon two turkeys but only after sentencing 120,000 to 200,000 horses to death.

The slaughtering of horses was originally illegal only because there weren't any finances to support the inspection of horses in transit and the slaughter houses.

But now there apparently are enough finances.

So even though 70% of Americans are against horse slaughter, and Obama made a campaign promise to permanently ban horse slaughter, he still signed the bill.

Seems dishonest to us.

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