Earth Day for what?!

Earth-Day-Wallpaper-of-Save-Earth-From-PollutionBla bla bla it’s Earth Day.

The one thing that is going to send me over the edge today, is a steak-eating, milk-guzzling, egg-gorging person telling me that for one lousy day of their life, they’re going to care about the environment.

There are many aspects of our daily lives that affect the planet negatively. The meat, dairy and egg industry are some of them, and these also have a moral side to them, which should make it easier to cut back on.

Animals raised for food (which is utterly reprehensible morally) also places a tremendous strain on our water supply. Cattle need to be given drinking water, their crops watered, and the disgusting slaughterhouses cleaned. It takes 2400 gallons, or 9000 litres of water to produce ONE pound, or half a kilogram of beef. That’s more than an entire family would drink in a year!

In addition, animals raised for food are fed obscene quanitites of soy, corn, oats and grain, to fatten them quicker, but do not produce anything near that as a food source when slaughtered. Any businessman knowing his cost outweighed his output, would immediately change strategies.

Do you ever consider the energy that goes into dairy, cattle and chicken farming? Growing the crop to feed the animals; transportation; slaughterhouse operations – all this consumes and uses up energy! Energy that we can’t afford to waste.

And forget all the resources we are spending to raise, feed and kill animals, what about what we are releasing back into the environment: pollution.

We use up all our food, energy, and water, just to eat a dead animal, which the making of pollutes the environment.

I’m not the most logical person around, but even that seems pretty stupid to me.

Can humans stop being selfish, greedy and downright silly! Yes, nobody is perfect, and there no-one out there who is the eptiome of green. But by cutting out meat, dairy and eggs, you can drastically reduce your carbon footprint. You can be the change you want to see in the world.

This Earth Day, make a decision that will make a lasting difference.happy earth

Go Vegan.

For the planet.

For the animals.

For the people.

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“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.” — Evo Morales

Dance, Puppet, Dance!

I loved going to the circus as kid. My dad always got us front row seats, and we cheered in admiration at the elephants standing on their hind legs, clapped with glee at the monkeys doing tricks and jumped out of our seats in haste when it was time for the horse rides. Even more than that, a trip to the aquarium to watch dolphins twist and turn in the air and nuzzle up to their trainers was a favourite birthday present.

And we loved all this because we loved animals and enjoyed watching them up close, and getting the chance to interact with them. We were fascinated to see them seemingly happy and in what we were deluded to be believe was a natural state. I can guarantee if we knew then what we know now about animal training, we would not have wanted to express our love in such a way.

If you are labouring under the delusion that animals WANT to entertain us, and live to serve us, please read this. Ignorance is NOT bliss. Knowledge IS power. And we need to harness all the power we can to effect the shift in thinking about animals and their right to freedom.

Don’t mistake my harsh tone for judgement. I only judge those who aren’t willing to learn. if you’re still reading, then you obviously are, so thank you!

Any of you ever been to a yoga class, where the flexible instructor stands on one leg for like 5 minutes? Your yoga instructor probably weighs 55 kilograms, so it’s fairly easy for her to shift her weight onto one leg.

Now imagine a fully grown elephant trying to balance it’s 5000 kilograms on it’s 2 hind legs, when it’s natural stance would be to be on all fours? Ask yourself WHY an elephant would want to stand on it’s hind legs? These majestic creatures are huge and can injure the average person quite easily. Why don’t they? Because they are terrified. Why are they terrified?

Because they are kept chained up for 23 hours a day. Because they are whipped and spanked with iron rods. Because they are deprived of food to do tricks to get food. Because if they don’t obey, they will be electrocuted with prods.

Dolphins are one of the most intelligent mammals in the world. In fact, their intelligence is on a higher level compared to other animals because they can pass their knowledge onto others, as well as build upon their knowledge.

But they are reduced to next to nothing, as they are kept in pens the size of your bedroom, starved for days until, in complete and utter desperation, they perform a “trick”  for which they are rewarded. And so, the clever little dolphin learns that to get food, she must perform a trick.

You want to swim with dolphins and be kissed on the cheek by them. 

You want to ride horses and then feed them sugar cubes.

You want to arrive at your Thailand wedding atop an elephant.

YOU YOU YOU.

What about them?

Do THEY want to?

NO.

Circus Animals

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http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/cruel-methods-used-to-train-animals/

http://www.captiveanimals.org/news/2010/06/animal-circuses-animal-suffering

http://www.seashepherd.org/cove-guardians/facts.html

http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-in-entertainment/animals-used-entertainment-factsheets/circuses-three-rings-abuse

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