Highway Of Pain For Farm Animals – Part 3

Earlier this week, Part One of our Highway Of Pain For Farm Animals series highlighted that legislation in Canada governing the transport and slaughter of farm animals was still delayed despite animal right groups lobbying for years. The beef-consuming public and the economy are still at risk yet the Canadian government continues to “look into it”.

Part Two of our series noted that: Inhumane is still the operative word when it comes to the raising, transportation, and slaughter of animals in the factory farm industry. But we also pointed out that one of the most positive outcomes to emerge from the 2004 beef debacle is the growing public awareness of animal farming practices in this country. Artisan farms are starting up all over the country in response to consumer demand and small farms that promise a healthy product are at least an attempt to short circuit the cycle of cruelty that large industrial farming represents in our society.

Inhumane Treatment Of Factory Farm Animals – What Can You Do?

You can refuse to support factory farming with your grocery dollars by buying organic meat products from your own community.

You can research factory farming and transportation practices at any of the sources (and many more) listed below. It’s painful, but animals have been suffering from our blissful ignorance for years.

You CAN eat less meat, and be healthier for it.

Lastly, sign petitions, phone or write, or email your member of parliament. Contact your local SPCA or other animal shelter for help if you don’t know where to start.

Above all – Live consciously.

Suggested Reading:

Dr. Temple Grandin the leading North American expert on humane slaughter.
Sources: wikipedia.org/wiki/Intensive_or_industrial_factory_farming
The BC SPCA webpage on farm animal transport
Curb The Cruelty – video and report from the WSPA
The Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals; http://humanefood.ca/transport.html


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