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Meat Makes Us Sick

Written by PETA | September 4, 2009
Cruelty is sickening—in any language.
Swine Flu

 

Two PETA Europe members who recently fell victim to swine flu set out to show the people of Brussels that no one is immune to the diseases that are bred on factory farms—not even those who wouldn’t dream of eating animal flesh.

These two lovely (and now recovered) ladies crammed themselves into tiny “gestation crates” to illustrate the fact that the cramped, filthy conditions on factory farms are breeding grounds for swine flu and other deadly viruses and bacteria.

What’s the best way to shut down disease-incubating factory farms? Stop supporting them: Go vegetarian.

Written by Heather Drennan

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  • Leanne says:

    We need more people to stand up for animals because the cruelty these days has gone way too far. Our race believes that we are superior to all which of course we aren’t.

  • Mercedes says:

    To whom it may concern I have lived on a farm in a rural community all of my life raising a variety of animals from cattle to llamas and sheep. A comment posted on this board earlier caught my attention and since I am not a supporter of Peta I was hoping someone could give me an inside view. As I mentioned growing up on a farm I know what first hand occurs. Many videos on this site show the cruelty towards animals….but what about the majority of us livestock owners that DO take care of our animals in the right respectable manor? Why is it 1 person doing something wrong gets publicized making all of us that are doing the right thing look like the bad guys also why are you not showing us who do respect our animals on your site? I always think of it this way our ancestors without animals used for livestock and food consumption would not have survived. Without meat to support their bodies they would not have made it through the harsh winters. Without livestock to plant crops the job would never get done. We must not forget how animals have helped us make it to where we are today. Please respect us farmers and ranchers who ARE doing the right think as we are not all criminals…

  • Karla Robinson says:

    I have been wondering what will happen if the world goes vegan.Where will all the farm raised animals go? Who will take responsibility to see that they are fed and cared for? Stop them from procreating and flooding us with animals that have to be accommodated? Land where they are now will be turned to growing vegetables. Will we feed then to the wolves these animals do not have the ability to roam free and survive and where would they roam with the wolves and coyotes on federal lands perhaps every vegan in the world could adopt a few of each species and care for them. Just a thought.

  • NELA JERKOVIC says:

    GO VEGETARIAN! PETA RULES!!!!!!!!

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    Sam I am not sorry you can no longer make a living being cruel to animals here. I suggest that if you are not from the United States that you go back to the country you came from.

  • Gina/ mt. pleasant, MI says:

    Hello Does anyone here know if eating meat affects people with arthritis problems….? thankyou.

  • brandie says:

    my husband and i saw the documentary Food Inc. It was on the food industry as a whole. Very interesting. The way that animals are treated is unreal. But it is sad that this the reality for them.

  • MuayThai says:

    maybe you guys should reward companies who stop using those crates seriously those companies need to know it’s better they treat those pigs in more humane ways.

  • Audrey Stephens says:

    I agree with the whole factory farming thing because some of the treatment is ridiculous but honestly goin veg over this is pretty stupid i got e coli from vegetables so does that mean i should jus eat meat…no it means we need to help support those who work so hard to provide our country wit food and maybe the could get the right funds to correctly raise animals we eat and produce food meat and vegetables that are disease free.

  • DIANA says:

    O’REILLY Factor UNFAIR TO PETA Yes! I am an EXTREMEIST! WHEN IT COMES TO THE OVERALL WELFARE OF ALL ANIMALS LARGE OR SMALLI WILL PROTECT THEM! I WILL DEFEND THEM! I WILL PROTEST FOR THEM! I WILL AID IN THEIR RESCUE AND PLIGHT IN THIS HORRIBLE WORLD UNTIL ALL ANILA CREULITY COMES TO AN END. I HAVE AND ALWAYS WILL BE AN AVID SUPPORTER OF PETA. PETA REPRESENTS ANIMALS IN WAYS THAT NO OTHER ORIGINIZATION ON THIS PLANET DARES TO EVEN ADDRESS. THEY REALIZE THAT TO STOP ANIMALS FROM SUFFERING THEY MUST APPEAL TO ALL AGES EVEN IF IT IS UNSETTLING EVEN IF IS UNNERVING EVEN IF IT MEANS SCARY THE YOU KNOW WHAT OUT OF KIDS SO THEY CAN BECOME AWARE OF THE HORRIBLE ATROCITIES THAT ARE HAPPENING TO ALL ANIMALS THAT YOU CAN CONCEIVE OF. I AM DISGUSTED WITH THE WAY THE O’REILLY FACTOR PRESENTED PETAS CASE ABOUT THEIR NEW CAMPAIGN AIMED AT ALERTING CHIDLREN ABOUT MCDONALDS “UNHAPPY” MEALS WHICH SHOWS KIDS HOW HORRIBLY AND VIOLENTLY CHICKENS ARE TREATED BEFORE THEIR HORRIBLE DEMISE HOW THEY ARE BURNT ALIVE ABUSED MISHANDLED FORCEFED AND STUFFED IN A HOLDING AREA BY THE THOUSANDS DISGUSTING HIDEOUES REVOLTING!!!!! ON THE O’REILLY FACTOR MR. O’REILLY ACCUSED PETA OF BEING NUTS YES WE ARE NAUTS! NUTS ABOUT ANIMALS LIVES NUTS ABOUT SAVING THEM. O’REILLY BARELY GAVE PETA REP’S A CHANCE TO DEFEND THEIR POSITION AND SIDED WITH MCDONALDS INCIATING THAT IT IS FINE TO EAT MEAT REGARDLESS OF HOW CHICKENS ARE ABUSED AND MISTREATED. MR. O’REILLY IS A TYPICAL EXAMPLE OF POLITICAL SELL OUTS WHO ARE IN THE GAME FOR THE MONEY. HE REPRESENTS POLITICAL MONGROLS WHO ONLY GIVE A DAMN ABOUT SPITING OUT NONCONFORMIST INFO ABOUT THEIR OWN UNDERLYING POLITICAL AGENDA’S RATHER SIMILAR TO “BIG BROTHER’S” BELIEF THAT THE ONLY OPINON THAT COUNTS IS THAT OF THE SUBLIME BLINDED MASS BRAINWASHED ANTI PATRIOTS WHO ONLY WISH TO SUCK YOU INTO THEIR WEB OF LIES MIND CONTROL AND “FREETHINKER” ELIMIATION! WHO JUST TELLS PEOPLE TO “SHUT UP!!” SHAME ON O’REILLY! HE CALLS HIMSELF A PATRIOT? OF WHAT? INJUSTICE! PAIN AND SUFFERING! THE INNOCENT WILL SUFFER! ANIMALS WHO HAVE BNO VOICE? ANIMALS WHO CANNOT SPEAK? HE IS AN ANIMAL! THAT HAS NO FEELINGS! NOT ONE THOUGHT OF CREULITY OR HORRID THOUGHTS OF INJUSTICE PAIN ABUSE MISTREATMENT… FUR FARMS FOXES! DOGS! CATS!! SLAUGHTERHOUSES CHICKENS! COWS! CALVES! PIGS! PIGLETS!!! TURKEYS!!! ANIMAL ABUSE CATS DOGS FERRETS MICE HAMSTERS FISH!!! LABORATORIES VIVISECTION DOGS CATS BIRDS MONKEYS HAMSTERS MICE… CIRCUSES ELEPHANTS TIGERS ZEBRA’S… LETS TRY PUTTING A BULL HOOK TUGGIBNG ON O’REILLY’S EARS… FISH FARMS TUNA SALMON SARDINES… WHALES… DOLPHINES… SEALS.. MONKEYS.. CATS.. DOGS… BIRDS… FISH…. TURTLES… SPIDERS… THE LIST GOES ON AND ON AND ON…. HOW CAN THE HUMAN RACE NOT BE INSANE NOT TO DO SOMETHING? YES MR. O’REILLY WE ARE NUTS… NUTS ABOUT KEEPING ANIMALS AWAY FROM ANTIFREE THOUGHT FREEDOM MONEY DRIVERS LIKE YOU!! YOU MR. O’REILLY ARE A FLAGITIOUSLY RAGMATICAL TURBID PATHEITC EXCUSE FOR A POLITICAL TALK SHOW WHO “DOES NOT ALLOW” YOUR GUESTS TO BATTLE FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE IN.” YOU HIDEOUSLY INTERRUPTED PETA REP’S CONSISENTLTY THROUGHOUT THE SHOW NEVER ALLOWING THE PETA VICE PRESIDENT TO DEFEND PETA’S “UNHAPPY’ MEAL CAMPAIGN AND NEVER ALLOWED HER TO ACTUALLY TELL PEOPLE HOW CHICKENS OR OTHER ANIMALS ARE TREATED AND WHY PETA WILL STOP AT NO END TO DEFEND ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL UNTIL THE END OF ALL TIME!!! KEEP GOING PETA DON’T STOP PLEASE KEEP GOING UNTIL ALL ANIMALS ARE SAFE FREE FROM HARM INJUSTICE MALCIOUSNESS ABUSE STARVATION LAUGHTERHOUSE MISTREMENT AND MORE AND MORE AND MORE AND MAORE!!!!!!!!!

  • sam says:

    To whom this may concern You stop the slaughter of donkeys and the horse but what you have done now there is no market for them and you cant give them away i have been around livestock my whole life and everything was good till u stop it you should have seen what was going to come before u have done this now what would you like us to do with them give me your address and we will bring you aload every week since you stop killing them

  • rojo says:

    gina what admirable sentiments you espouse. A fine way to invite others to join your cause.

  • verity says:

    i love peta i wish the whole world would realize how animals feel.

  • david says:

    why are you in a cage if you claim that its cruel to do this to animals? surely if you’re willing to do it to yourself then it’s acceptable to do to animals.

  • jazmin says:

    beside who wants to eat something that its been horribly killed !

  • Jazmin says:

    I become vegetarian like 3 moths ago and not only feel healthier but in my opinion I look different in the good way… my nail are grown my skin it looks like its glowing and my hair its shinier than ever!.I came from a super meateater family and country and live in texas I’m probably the only vegetarian in my town and my family ! but its amazing how many choices you have and how well people respond to my desicion!. Also thanks to Peta since the first week I was totally frustrated with what to eat! they help you with so many receipes and option. Thank you and if you are thinking to become vegetarian try it for a week and you will see that you will not came back!

  • Zorgith Xaphodulon II says:

    I love peta. We all must love peta. I like my peta with hummus.

  • Gina says:

    Oh my you forgot ugly too. Meateaters look funny too the majority of them are fat. Vegetarians are pretty but VEGANS ARE STUNNING BEAUTIFUL GORGEOUS etc!

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