From this entry,
I came across the video below a while ago and at one point had it on this site, but I took it down because I thought it so very extreme and so very sad. In its extremity though it made me realize and more importantly know just how I contributed to this abuse and cruelty as a purchaser of food that was most likely provided using these means. Not only in livestock but in every product I bought that was mass produced and that has abused the natural resources in some way.
I believe all of us have power as consumers to stop this, if we simply start questioning and begin to know where exactly does our food come from and how exactly is it produced and ensuring that the things we buy did not undergo what these animals had to in order to feed us.
My intention of posting this video here is not to tell anyone to go meatless, for to me this is such a personal choice, it is only intended to show the abuse that goes on in mass production factories that we have no knowledge of if we do not ensure that we do.
Meet Your Meat *WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT*
I would like to add this link here,
This quote from their site is what they thrive for.
“Chews Wise aims to shine a light on the food system and discuss where our food comes from and what we really want to eat.
We are opinionated without being simplistic, smart but not condescending, and we will try to consider issues from multiple angles, since food choices are never one-dimensional. Think of these articles as Chews You Can Use.”
another site I would like to add that I have just come across as well:
in this excerpt of an article, it writes why our farm animals are so important to the agriculture system, to be treated well and kept alive, not to be abused by means of mass production. It made me wish to know more of this so I am going to buy this article from this site, and if I can place the rest of it here.
“After all, organic farmers scorn the pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and other tools that have become synonymous with high-yield agriculture. Instead, organic farmers depend on raising animals for manure, growing beans, clover, or other nitrogen-fixing legumes, or making compost and other sources of fertilizer that cannot be manufactured in a chemical plant but are instead grown—which consumes land, water, and other resources. (In contrast, producing synthetic fertilizers consumes massive amounts of petroleum.) Since organic farmers can’t use synthetic pesticides, one can imagine that their fields suffer from a scourge of crop-munching bugs, fruit rotting blights, and plant-choking weeds. And because organic farmers depend on rotating crops…”
A link now to this article mentioned above.
The Images are beautiful in it as well.