Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Humane Slaughtering- How can you humanely slaughter an animal?

I hate when people say they look for meat that is humanely slaughtered.  There's no such thing.  Have you ever been to a butchery?  Well I have.  Cows are tied up then wiggle and squirm while a butcher tries to put a pellet through their temple.  It's not a simple point and shoot, the cow feels nothing.  This is real murder.  Remember the cow that escaped a New York City meat factory?  She escaped because she wiggled free of her restraints and ran for her life.  See for yourself that there is no humane butchering.  Go to a slaughterhouse or listen to people who have worked in them.   YouTube slaughterhouses and see what comes up.

Some slaughter houses slit the throat as their main killing purpose or if the gun didn't kill the cow right away and still the animal feels great pain before it dies.  There is no way to humanely kill an animal.  Humane and murder are exact opposites, sorry people.  My grandparents raised cattle for meat and I can tell you from firsthand experience a cow knows death is near and there is no way to kill them gently without much pain and suffering.  All this nonsense about humane killing is BS.

Stop trying to justify your love of meat.  Just say you're not a vegetarian and call it a day but don't give yourself credit for claiming to eat humane food when there is no such thing unless you grow and raise it yourself and prepare it.

I don't justify humane slaughter because there is no such thing.  Slaughter, is real humane slaughter is not.  A bird's not is not harmed to pick a tomato or a pea pod.  There are no nests even around.  You can say you meat but if you believe there is actually such a thing as humane murder, you're incorrect.  Yes the animals are killed and put to use but not humanely and FAR fewer animals are harmed in vegetable production if any because they aren't intentionally being killed and housed in disgusting, crowded corrals. 

It's more than how they're killed but also how they are raised, pumped with fillers, steroids, and housed in horrible conditions making them sick and carrying those diseases to us so consumers get Mad Cow Disease and E. Coli bacteria.  The meat industry is barbaric and careless.  They'll market any gimmic to protect their reputation.  That same meat is fed to chickens and pigs to plump them up in addition to the contaminated living quarters and drugged diets chickens and pigs live in so your meat is now ten times more dangerous than it was when the animals were born.  The pork and chicken you eat are all susceptible to deadly toxins from their diets of contaminated beef  and disgusting housing areas.  Meat recalls and factory closures happen all the time but the USDA does it quietly because the meat market is in the same pocket of government as Big Oil.

 A Chino, California slaughterhouse has been shut down three times in five years for unsanitary conditions and selling meat with dangerous bacteria.  That bacteria was spread to other meat shipments when the USDA tested their slaughtering cleavers and knives to discover they had several strands of bacteria and had not been properly sanitized in recent weeks.  That same business was found to be killing sick animals testing positive for diseases that could harm humans.  They were ordered to shut down three times because the first two times, they were not compliant.  It took the USDA three visits to make sure business stopped while consumers reported major illnesses and hospitalizations.

Other slaughterhouses say they haven't had an inspection in years!  This happens all the time in the industry as major meat packing companies pay out money each year to politicians.  It's all corrupt.  Did you hear about this slaughterhouse in the news and the massive recall of their meat?  Probably not because the media was paid off and much of the meat was discreetly recalled.  Grocery store owners also don't want the bad publicity because less people will buy their meat if they admit to buying from a company recalling tainted meat and the same goes for restaurant owners so they send the meat back without telling anyone.  The only one you can trust with your food is you.

Killing is killing. Can you humanely abort a pregnancy? No. There's no such thing as humane murder. They negate one another. Humane slaughter is an oxymoron that doesn't make any sense.

You either eat meat that has been killed by the hands and weapons of humans or you're not eating meat.  That's it.  Stop saying your cow was killed humanely, because it wasn't.  It's BS!  Can you humanely kill a human?  No.  Maybe pulling one off a ventilator or pulling the plug as you may call it, but to get to that point the person had suffering beforehand and cows aren't magically shut down or put on life support.  So-called humane slaughterhouses don't have magic cows that sit still, take a bullet, and rest in peace while the rest have normal cows that move and recognize the moo of pain.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

IWC In Session Regarding the Future of Whaling

Lifting any ban on whaling is inhumane and disgusting. Whaling needs to be banned and left that way. It's as simple as that. Whaling is internationally illegal, that would be a great ruling.
People who don't think stopping whale hunts are important have no idea how ecosystems work. They are vital to the environment and the circle of life. This is a no brainer to me but the IWC has faulty logic and neurological issues. Save the whales and let Japan and other nations research like others do and eat cows or soy burgers. I'd rather save the whales then their lucrative business of whale meat.

I don't have to think twice to know there is no research need for whaling. Whales die in the wild and captivity all the time and tissue samples and stomach contents can be weighed then and even taken while the whales are alive. Tissue samples can be done on live animals without slaughtering but God forbid animals go WITHOUT suffering. That would just be wrong right? Japan and Iceland seem to think so.

I'm more about saving whales than black market meat sales and money from animals necessary to the environment. If the IWC really cares to see who is hunting for scientific research, rewrite the bi-laws to outlaw the sale of meat and see how far down whale hunting becomes in popularity. This isn't scientific research, it's a loophole to let animals die for no reason in horrific fashion.

I think I make point well that I don't give a darn about the whale meat trade and how profitable it is for other nations. So is beef but we don't take animals directly out of the environment to extinction to eat and make money. I'm a vegetarian but I will support Japan selling beef before killing a species off the Earth. At least cows we raise and breed. Again I don't eat any animals because I value all life but whales are so significant to the wild and natural balance of the oceans. If you must eat meat, please don't go to whales to do so. We aren't breeding and raising them nor should we so they will die out one day far too soon and the oceans will never be the same.

Frustrations Amount Over Environmental Destruction

I am so sick and tired of the way the environment is treated and the lack of humility in millions across the globe. Treating animals, the air, and our beautiful planet is more important to me than almost anything besides my family of course but I want to see real proactive change being done to stop destroying our environments with landfills full of plastic and batteries, and our needless waste of things that could easily be reused or recycled. I've seen perfectly good teddy bears that could have been given to a poor family or leukemia patient in a hospital. I am so tired of the poor attitudes many bring to this amazing planet that has been selfless to provide everything we could ever need and we do nothing in return but treat it like a spoiled child saying "Gimmie." I care deeply about the Earth and I want to see more done and strangle the IWC for not banning whaling for good EVERYWHERE.

I just had to say this and express how I really feel about careless attitudes everywhere I go. It's literally making me sick. My congestion and sinus headaches have been at it for over a week now as I see more garbage bins full of recyclable items and perfectly good things that could be donated to Goodwill.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Palin Blames Environmentalists for Oil Leak

And I thought it was BP.
 This is from her Facebook page:

This is a message to extreme “environmentalists” who hypocritically protest domestic energy production offshore and onshore. There is nothing “clean and green” about your efforts. Look, here’s the deal: when you lock up our land, you outsource jobs and opportunity away from America and into foreign countries that are making us beholden to them. Some of these countries don’t like America. Some of these countries don’t care for planet earth like we do – as evidenced by our stricter environmental standards.

With your nonsensical efforts to lock up safer drilling areas, all you’re doing is outsourcing energy development, which makes us more controlled by foreign countries, less safe, and less prosperous on a dirtier planet. Your hypocrisy is showing. You’re not preventing environmental hazards; you’re outsourcing them and making drilling more dangerous.

Extreme deep water drilling is not the preferred choice to meet our country’s energy needs, but your protests and lawsuits and lies about onshore and shallow water drilling have locked up safer areas. It’s catching up with you. The tragic, unprecedented deep water Gulf oil spill proves it.

We need permission to drill in safer areas, including the uninhabited arctic land of ANWR. It takes just a tiny footprint – equivalent to the size of LA’s airport – to tap America’s rich and plentiful oil and gas up north. ANWR’s drilling footprint is like a postage stamp on a football field.

But it’s not just ANWR; it’s our Petroleum Reserve, too. As Governor Sean Parnell noted today in the Wall Street Journal:

“Federal agencies are also now blocking oil development in the National Petroleum Reserve—Alaska.

Although familiar with ANWR, most Americans are less likely to know about NPR-A and how vital it is to our energy security. Given recent developments, it’s time to elevate the position this area holds in our national discourse.

NPR-A, a 23 million acre stretch of Alaska’s North Slope, was set aside by President Warren Harding in 1923 for the specific purpose of supplying our country and military with oil and gas. Since 1976 it has been administered by the Department of the Interior, and since 1980 it has been theoretically open for development. The most recent estimates indicate that it holds 12 billion barrels of oil and 73 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

In addition to containing enormous hydrocarbons, NPR-A is very close to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, which means that there would be relatively little additional infrastructure needed to bring this new oil to our domestic market.

But even here, progress has been stalled.”

Radical environmentalists: you are damaging the planet with your efforts to lock up safer drilling areas. There’s nothing clean and green about your misguided, nonsensical radicalism, and Americans are on to you as we question your true motives.

- Sarah Palin

And from her Twitter page:

Extreme Enviros: Drill, Baby, Drill in ANWR – Now Do You Get It?
I for one am less concerned about new drilling and more concerned about technology so we don't have to begin new drilling.  We don't even need new drilling right now, we need more responsibility from oil and energy companies to find new developments and better ways to handle mistakes like the Gulf Spill.  I'd rather run out of oil then continue to destroy our planet and livelihood.  Fishermen, supermarkets, families, and other businesses all rely on the business in the Gulf and even Alaska where Palin so eagerly wants to drill.  When those areas are destroyed, we lose money and starve while some die.  She hunts, thinks recycling is stupid, wanted to shut down a nature preserve in Alaska for oil, and thinks drilling in her home state is safer.  Drilling has the same risks everywhere Palin.  Shallow drilling only puts the possibility of another rig blast right next to our homes and children.  Saying you care about the environment then advocate new drilling is hypocrisy.  We don't need new drilling, only smarter ways to run out planet.  Think, Baby, Think is my motto.