Into The Mist | Emmanuel Millet Delpech
This weekend, in Ontario, we celebrate Family Day. Do you know who we often forget have families? The animals we eat.— at Toronto Pig Save weekly vigils to bear witness
Cows, pigs, chickens, and every other livestock animal in between have families - just like ours. They cherish their young, they bond to their siblings, they mourn the deaths of their parents and children - all for a meal soon forgotten.
Quality Meat Packers received trucks filled with pigs today. I don’t know if they are going to be open for business tomorrow or if those poor souls will have to wait to be killed until Tuesday.
While we are all celebrating our families tomorrow - millions of animals are being ripped away from theirs.
It is never too late to make the change to a more compassionate lifestyle. It is easier than you think and it is better for you, the animals, and the entire planet.
It is the right choice for ALL families.
Be My Witness - www.TorontoPigSave.org
NY Senator Greg Ball has proposed a new bill prohibiting the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums and sea parks.
“The legislation (S6613) was introduced after the documentary “Blackfish” highlighted the captivity and confinement of Tilikum, an orca whale that has been in confinement for the past 30 years. Large marine animals, such as orca whales, can develop health issues and become agitated from living in the confined spaces that aquariums and sea parks offer.
Senator Greg Ball hopes to pass the legislation on the 4th Annual Animal Advocacy Day, which will be hosted on May 28th in the New York State Capitol Building. The free, bipartisan event is open to the public and will enable animal supporters to network, share information and lobby their legislators to raise awareness of the need to protect pets and people from abuse.”
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Happy valentines day all you vegan peoples out there!
greenpeace has released photos* taken february 23 and 24, 2014 in central kalimantan province on indonesia’s borneo island, site to some of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet, which show the destruction of rainforest that is home to endangered tigers and orangutans. there has already been an 80 percent loss of habitat in the last twenty years.
greenpeace has laid blame at the feet of procter and gamble, who knowingly purchase palm oil from those who extract it from palm tree plantations grown on the razed land (last photo). the palm oil is used in such products as crest toothpaste, head and shoulders and pantene shampoo, christina aguilera perfume, clairol and cover girl make up and gillette shaving gel.
"the maker of head & shoulders needs to stop bringing rainforest destruction into our showers. it must clean up its act and guarantee its customers that these products are forest friendly," said bustar maitar, head of the indonesian forest campaign at greenpeace international. these sentiments are echoed in a greenpeace media campaign targetting procter and gamble.
indonesia is home to approximately three percent of the world’s forests, which are part of a ring of forests along the equator known as lungs of the world. yet deforestation in indonesia represents over a third of the total global carbon emissions from deforestation and land degradation.
This heart-warming display of affection took place in Port Lockroy, a natural harbour in the Antarctic Peninsula. It was captured on camera by professional photographer Silviu Ghetie. The pair stand hand in hand appearing to stare out at the dramatic vista of the frozen Antarctic landscape and even get the cold shoulder from a passerby. Then, still holding each other, they wander down to the icy waters and the rest of their friends. Article |
Born Free…Live Free
"I then most always saw, with great wonder, that in the said matter there were many very little living animalcules, very prettily a-moving." - Antony van Leeuwenhoek
This makes my heart heavy with sadness. But on the contrary, thankful for the wonder people who recognize how horrible that was and did what they could to pay respect. It’s scary to think how differently that would be looked at if it were a different beings flesh thrown out of that car.
"Someone threw some raw bacon at us during our #torontopigsave #vigil. This was an insult to a sentient being-someone not something. We are burying the pig flesh to give dignity to our dead friend." -Sylvia Fraser, author
Sunshine for the first time. Soil under their feet. Fresh air, and only the sounds of nature around them.
They lay down together, close their eyes, and relax.
This is the first time these two rescued battery hens have been allowed to simply be, chickens.
Source: Brightside Farm Sanctuary
BBC - Living Britain
There’s nothing revolutionary or radical about being straight edge don’t act like it is
Actually, for me, sobriety is radical and revolutionary. I am an Indigenous person and to turn away from what the colonizers tried to use against Indigenous…