Written by Michelle Kretzer
day, I think about how lucky I am to have been born a human being. By the time
you finish reading this post, 1,463 turkeys and 44,294 chickens will have had their
throats slit, many of the 619 pigs who were slaughtered will have been scalded
to death, and 217 cows are killed, many while still
conscious. And that's just in the United States.
the end of the day, 104,273 cows, 297,392 pigs, 702,383 turkeys, and 21,261,534
chickens will have been killed in the U.S. to satisfy an old eating habit.
factory farms and in slaughterhouses, today is no different from any other. But
animal ambassadors know today as World Farm Animals Day, a day when we honor the
lives of animals slaughtered for food. We commemorate World Farm Animals Day on
October 2, the birthday of Mahatma
Gandhi, the influential
political leader and ardent vegetarian whose lifetime of advocating for an end
to violence toward people and animals prompted social-reform movements around
as we remember the animals who were killed for their flesh this year, a moment
of silence won't help end the suffering. Animals don't need us to be silent—they need us to speak up.
Please repost this image to your Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages to
remind everyone you know that just one vegan saves about 100 animals every year from suffering on factory farms or fishing boats and
dying painfully in a slaughterhouse:
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.