Tibbe Morse posted an update 2 weeks, 3 days ago
On average it takes 1,000 dogs to maintain a mid-sized racetrack operation. There are over 30 tracks in the United States.Female cows are animal fucking artificially inseminated shortly after their first birthdays. Happy birthday!Birds don’t belong in cages. Bored, lonely, denied the opportunity to fly, deprived of companionship…Many birds become neurotic in cages – pulling out feathers, bobbing their heads incessantly, and repeatedly pecking.According to industry reports, more than 1 million pigs die en route to slaughter each year.More than 100 million animals every year suffer and die in cruel chemical, drug, food and cosmetic tests, biology lessons, etc.Approximately 9 billion chickens are raised and killed for meat each year in the U.S.The industry refers to chickens as “broilers” and raises them in huge, ammonia-filled, windowless sheds with artificial lighting.Some chickens spend their entire lives standing on concrete floors.Some chickens are confined to massive, crowded lots, where they are forced to live amid their own waste.Neglect/Abandonment is the most prevalent form of animal abuse (approximately 36% of all animal abuse cases.)Cows are treated like milk-producing machines and are genetically manipulated and pumped full of antibiotics and hormones.Foie gras is made from the grotesquely enlarged livers of ducks and geese who have been cruelly force-fed.The best way to save cows from the misery of factory farms is to stop buying milk and other dairy products. Discover soy!A typical slaughterhouse kills about 1,000 hogs per hour.The sheer number of animals killed makes it impossible for pigs’ deaths to be humane and painless.Because of improper stunning, many hogs are alive when they reach the scalding hot water baths.13% of intentional animal abuse cases involve domestic violence.Animal cruelty problems are people problems. When animals are abused, people are at risk.Instead of improving conditions for animals, the dairy industry is exploring the use of genetically manipulated cattle.More than half the fur in the US comes from China, where millions of dogs and cats are bludgeoned, hanged, and bled to death.Millions of pounds of antibiotics are fed to chickens, who metabolize only about 20 percent of the drugs fed to them.The 3 trillion pounds of waste produced by factory-farmed animals every year is usually used to fertilize crops.Chaining dogs, while unfortunately legal in most areas, is one of the cruelest punishments imaginable for social animals.Tens of thousands of horses from the United States are slaughtered every year to be used for horsemeat in Europe and Asia.Since the last horse slaughter plants in the US were closed in 2007, thousands of horses have been shipped to Canada/Mexico.Abusers kill, harm, or threaten children’s pets to coerce them into sexual abuse or to force them to remain silent about abuse.There are no federal laws to regulate the voltage or use of electric prods on pigs.Forty-one of the 45 state felony animal cruelty laws were enacted in the last two decades.In the United States, 1.13 million animals were used in experiments in 2009, plus an estimated 100 million mice and rats.As a result of disease, pesticides, and climate changes, the honeybee population has been nearly decimated.