Mourning Dairy Cows Prompt Calls to Police


October 25, 2013

Mourning Dairy Cows Prompt Calls to Police

By Ari Solomon
dairycowandcalf copy.jpgResponding to “strange noises” coming from a local dairy farm, concerned residents in Newbury, Mass., called the police.
After investigating the situation, Sgt. Patty Fisher informed neighbors that the sounds were of mother dairy cows lamenting the loss of their calves, who were taken from them shortly after birth. “It happens every year at the same time,” Fisher said.
Many people are unaware that cows must give birth in order to produce milk. So that farmers can collect the milk themselves and sell it for human consumption, newborn calves are ripped from their mothers’ sides about 24 hours after birth.
Dairy cows are continually impregnated for about four years until they are “spent.” At that point they are sent to slaughter.
While female calves born on dairy farms usually become dairy cows, male calves are sold for veal.
To make a sad tale even sadder, several Mercy For Animals undercover investigations inside dairies have uncovered horrific animal abuse, including farm workers viciously beating and shocking cows and sadistically twisting their tails.

We can all easily reject this blatant animal cruelty by ditching dairy for good. For humane vegan alternatives to cheese, milk, ice cream and yogurt, visit the “Switch & Ditch” page of ChooseVeg.com.

No Cries for Beef in Argentina


October 18, 2013

No Cries for Beef in Argentina

By Ari Solomon                                                                             
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Argentina, a country known for its affinity for beef, may be trading its once beloved steaks for tofu. A new article discusses Argentina’s struggling beef market and highlights how Argentinians are starting to rethink their eating habits.
Since its peak in 1958, annual per capita meat consumption in Argentina has dramatically fallen from 100 kilos to nearly half that at 60 kilos. A growing interest in health nationwide is credited for Argentina’s blooming vegetarian population. Additionally, government price controls, which make it less profitable to raise cattle, also play a role in reduced beef production. According to Ernesto Ambrosetti from the Argentine Rural Society, “In Argentina, more than 130 slaughterhouses have disappeared in the last ten years.”
The United States, another nation known for large-scale beef production, is also seeing a reduction in meat consumption. From Meatless Mondays to going vegan, meat’s popularity with Americans has undoubtedly waned.
Whether you’re concerned with improving your health, safeguarding the environment or taking a stand against animal suffering, adopting a healthy and humane vegan diet is easy and delicious. For more information, visit ChooseVeg.com.

But in the face of the truly terrible suffering of this world, all we can do, is try…


But in the face of the truly terrible suffering of this world, all we can do is try.

cuttack city

During massive floods taking place in Cuttack City, India, in 2011, a heroic villager saved numerous stray cats by carrying them with a basket balanced on his head.

www.huffingtonpost.com/

Children against Genetically Modified Seeds: Monsanto Elementary School – The Science Fair


Children against Genetically Modified Seeds: Monsanto Elementary School – The Science Fair.

Children against Genetically Modified Seeds: Monsanto Elementary School – The Science Fair

Monsanto Elementary School – The Science Fair:

Join us for the annual Monsanto Elementary School Science and Innovation Fair – where science is alive and well (patented)!

Monsanto controls 90% of the production of genetically modified seeds.

Monsanto Made This Video to Promote Their School Science Fair, But There’s Something Funny About It

MoJo: The Main Dish: How You Pay Farmers to Watch Their Crop Shrivel Up and Die


MOTHER JONES

October 30, 2013

THE MAIN DISH

How You Pay Farmers to Watch Their Crop Shrivel Up and Die

Today, lawmakers will at long last begin negotiations on the farm bill. Just one of the many portions up for debate is the federal crop insurance program, which led to a very strange turn of events last year.

During the 2012 drought, some farmers in Texas actually earned more money by planting seeds that they knew would fail—and then collecting insurance—than they would have by planting no seeds at all.

The program keeps farmers limping along through drought years so that when the rains return they will be able to afford expensive GM seeds. So ultimately, the program works in favor of the companies that sell those seeds—like Monsanto.

The worst part: Economists believe that as climate change intensifies and droughts become more common, the insurance program will likely only become more costly to taxpayers.

To learn about more jaw-dropping details of this program—and to read farmers’ stories of the year they planted seeds that they knew full well would never grow—click here[READ MORE]

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/10/crop-insurance-west-texas-gmo

Melting Starfish Along West Coast Prompts Fukushima Fears


Melting’ Starfish Along West Coast Prompts Fukushima Fears

Thank You:  http://theresistanceunited.com/2013/10/30/melting-starfish-along-west-coast-prompts-fukushima-fears/

30WednesdayOct 2013

Starfish

Scientists are attempting to find out why one species of starfish is literally melting in the waters off of Washington state and Canada.

Biologists in Seattle took to the water last weekend to collect diseased and healthy sunflower starfish for testing. Several labs including one at Cornell University will examine and compare samples with the Canadian specimens already being analyzed.

“We’ve got some sea stars that look like they’re melting on the bottom,” Seattle Aquarium biologists Jeff Christiansen said.

Whether the cause is environmental or disease related is currently unknown, but the number of melting starfish increase by the day.

Despite the presence of radioactive isotopes, western governments have continued to import Japanese sea food, even in light of one Canadian study that found cesium-137 present in 100 percent of carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish sold to the Canadian public.

As radiation levels rise, it is likely the EPA will continue to raise ‘acceptable levels’ of radiation in the food supply, concealing the increasing danger of radiation exposure. Bringing this issue to the forefront and taking your health into your own hands by protecting your thyroid are now the best options we have.

Read more at Storyleak

We are not far from one another! Animals experience fear and pain as human beings do, too.


Brascheck wrote in an E-Mail unto me:

Annamaria

Since the beginning of time, human beings believed

that animals experience fear and pain.
Then a deranged “philosopher” created a theory

that they claimed they didn’t.
Big business took his madness and ran with it.
A fresh look at human superiority.
Video:

[Environment|Animal Rights|Speciesism] The Superior Human? – Full movie …: http://youtu.be/mqT82oGeax0 via @youtube