Christ replaced the slaughter of animals
When we think about the story of the birth of Christ we think fondly of the child being born in the city of Bethlehem in a stable laying in a manger wrapped in cloths. He is there because there is no room in the inn and it seems that the underlying reason might have something to do with His coming in humility. I believed that to be the predominant reason until recently I saw a deeper theological implication. In fact, the truth deepened my understanding of God's faithfulness and thoroughness.
History reveals that Mary and Joseph had to journey to Bethlehem to take part in a census decreed by Caesar Augustus of all the inhabited earth. (Luke 2:1) Behind the earthly command there was heavenly purpose that would have Mary deliver the Child in Bethlehem, the city of David, in fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. (Micah 5:2) Added to that, I believe there was a greater reason for His birth being in a stable than just the fact of there not being room in the inn. I believe Jesus was born in the stable to fulfill a promise that dates back to the first chapters in Genesis.
In Genesis 1:24-28 it states that the animals were created before Adam and that he would rule over them. It was while he was naming the animals that Adam learned that there was no one corresponding to him and the result was God creating the woman who would be known as Eve. So, animals were present to witness the creation of man and woman who would have dominion over them. But that is not all they witnessed. They were present to witness the fall of Adam and Eve and when the couple used leaves to try to hide their shame (Genesis 3:7). It was an innocent animal that would be the first to feel the penalty of sin.
"And the Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them." (Genesis 3:21). From the beginning plants could never be a sufficient substituionary sacrifice for Adam and Eve's sin because only a creature with "owr" (Hebrew) or skin, the word used only for the skins of man or and animal, would suffice. From that time on an unblemished animal, probably a lamb, would represent the temporary solution for sin until the time would come for the Lamb of God to come to earth to once and for all atone for the sins of mankind. Until then a sacrificial animal's blood would be the covering and the temporary price paid for sin.
To me it's no wonder that Jesus was born in a stable and rested in a feeding trough. Animals had witnessed the creation of man and woman, were present at the sinful fall of mankind, and became the first to die because of sin. It's fitting that their representatives should be the first to look upon the Christ child and behold the Lamb of God who would take away the sin of the world. Yes, He was born in Bethlehem to fulfill prophecy, but I believe He was born in a stable to fulfill a promise. God truly is faithful and thorough even when we might not think so. - by Pastor Leslie Becker
Animals have a soul too
1 Cor 15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.
Luke 3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
Genesis 9:16-17 When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth. And God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth."
Ec 3:19 For what happens to the children of man and what happens to the beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts, for ALL IS VANITY.
"Chimpanzees, as well as children too young to have learned the rules of politeness, spontaneously engage in helpful behaviors, even when they have to stop playing or overcome obstacles to do so. The same results have been duplicated with children in Canada, India, and Peru, as well as with chimpanzees at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany and other research centers across the world. The chimps helped not only people they knew, but human strangers too. Compassion, it turns out, is innate. Human beings and other animals have what Dacher Keltner, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, calls a "compassionate instinct."(source)
Greed and Animal Cruelty
God notices how people treat the animals in their care, and he wants them to choose kindness, according to a story from Numbers 22 in which a donkey spoke audibly to her master after he mistreated her. A sorcerer named Balaam and his donkey encountered the Angel of the Lord while traveling, and what happened showed the importance of treating God's creatures well.
Balaam's Donkey Speaks
Balaam set off on a journey to do some sorcery work for Balak, the king of ancient Moab, in exchange for a large sum of money. Even though God had sent a message in a dream not to do the work - which involved spiritually cursing the Israelite people whom God had blessed - Baalam let greed take over in his soul and chose to take on the Moabite assignment despite God's warning. God was angry that Baalam was motivated by greed rather than faithfulness.
As Balaam was riding on his donkey on the way to do the work, God himself showed up in angelic form as the Angel of the Lord. Numbers 22:23 describes what happened next: "When the donkey saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand, it turned off the road into a field. Balaam beat it to get it back on the road."
Balaam went on to beat his donkey twice more as the donkey moved out of Angel of Lord's way. Each time the donkey moved abruptly, Balaam got upset by the sudden movement and decided to punish his animal.
The donkey could see the Angel of the Lord, but Balaam couldn't. Ironically, even though Balaam was a famous sorcerer who was known for his clairvoyant abilities,
he couldn't see God appearing as an angel - but one of God's creatures could. The donkey's soul was in a more pure state than Balaam's soul was.
Purity makes it easier to perceive angels because it opens up spiritual perception in the presence of holiness. Then, miraculously, God made it possible for the donkey to speak to Balaam in an audible voice to get his attention. "Then the LORD opened the donkey's mouth, and it said to Balaam, 'What have I done to you to make you beat me these three times?'" verse 28 says.
Satan Rules Earth
A rabbit farm in Spain. Tras los Muros - Aitor Garmendia
John 5:19 We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
Animals in the holding pen in the slaughterhouse. You can see they know where they are.
Matthew 7:2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Vera Cruz, Mexico, a cow escaped on the way to the slaughterhouse. She
ran with all her strength and desire to live through several streets
until she entered a church called Our Lady of Mercy.
However, it was not a happy escape, for there was no mercy. She was captured and certainly doesn't exist in this world anymore.The crowdfunding tried to survive, to deceive her destiny, but could not be understood. No one defended her even though she showed her despair. No animal wants to die, they appreciate your life as much as you do. (source)
Sint Francis often freed lambs and sheep from the threat of slaughter.
Does This Picture Make You Hungry?
A truck carrying cows to slaughter rolled over. Two animals escaped from the overturned vehicle and made a run for it. One ran for the open doors of a supermarket and was shot dead - allegedly in the meat aisle.
If you were a true carnivore and think it's "natural" to eat animals, then this photo should make you hungry. source
Mother Cow With Child Ran For Freedom, Shot Down With 70 Bullets
France, a couple years ago...and instead of being rescued to live in a sanctuary, she was gunned down, with her baby....
70 bullets were shot at her, without mercy...
being born a cow in a world that sees them as property....
these animals have no where to run to, even if they get freed from the slave driving humans that use them...
we must stop being their demons..
Jesus Christ Explains 'Dominion'
Be ye therefore considerate, be tender, be pitiful, be kind; not to your kind alone, but to every creature which is within your care; for ye are to them as gods, to whom they look in their needs.'
God did not create animals with the intent to be eaten. Sin changed this. Change it back, Live Sinless.
Jesus Christ "and the flesh of slain beasts in his body will become his tomb"
The Essene text indicates that from childhood Jesus was loving and protective towards animals and birds. 'And to all he spake, saying:
"Keep yourselves from blood and things strangled, and from dead bodies of birds and beasts, and from all deeds of cruelty and from all that is gotten of wrong. Think ye that the blood of beasts and of birds will wash away sin?"
The food of John the Baptist was the fruit of the locust tree and wild honey, and the disciples were forbidden to eat flesh food: 'Eat that which is set before you, but of that which is gotten by taking life, touch not, for it is not lawful to you. And into whatsoever city ye enter and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you without taking of life ... And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give without shedding of blood ... Be ye therefore considerate, be tender, be pitiful, be kind; not to your kind alone, but to every creature which is within your care; for ye are to them as gods, to whom they look in their needs.' source
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?
Vegetarian George Bernard Shaw - 'I choose not to make a graveyard of my body for the rotting corpses of dead animals.'
Spain; goose decapitating festival
False Christians with their traditions
There's a festival called El Carpio de Tajo (Toledo, Spain), where geese are hung by a rope and horse riders pull the heads off the birds to decapitate them. The geese used to be alive, but the outrage has changed it to killing them, first. They're still killing animals to celebrate. They honor their patron saint, Santiago.
This is a Roman Catholic pile of poop. Not a Christian one. Roman Catholics answer to Rome. Not to the bible, not to God with the 'thou shall not kill' commandment. They answer to human customs and what their ancestors did.
Factory Farming Today
People do not fully understand the magnitude of the scale that is factory farming in 2020. BILLIONS of animals are abused and killed every single week. And make no mistake... almost 100% of the animal flesh you buy comes from a factory farm. You can stop pretending you don't know this by now.
When so many animals are confined in one place, the surrounding land can't handle the incredible amount of toxic animal waste being produced. This leads to severe air, land and water pollution.
The air pollution and stench from this waste is so powerful that it causes respiratory problems, skin infections, depression and even death for people living in the surrounding areas. In the US alone, over 35,000 lakes and rivers have been directly contaminated by factory farms.
Animals in these farms are mutilated beyond belief. Castration, teeth clipping, beak trimming, tail docking... all without pain medication.
Factory farming needs to be abolished.
Yet all of this must sound great to you because you keep paying for it to continue! You repeat this programmed behavior not only at the expense of the lives of innocent animals... but at the expense of the health of your fellow humans, the health of your planet and the health of YOU, the person doing this! If you would actually take the time to stop and think about it, you'll see it's an easy choice to make. (source)
bring them into an enslaved existence for the sole purpose of executing
them - the date of their death, already marked on our calendars before
they are even born. We force them into bodies designed to harm
themselves to overproduce whatever it is that we want to extract from
them - eggs, milk, babies, flesh, fiber... befairbevegan.com
They wait for death in the slaughterhouse corridor, crammed amongst their kin in fear. They can hear what is ahead, they can smell the blood and know in every fiber of their being that they are going to die.
This is the misery that animals face every single second of the day. 70 billion a year. Do the right thing....Go vegan
We force them to become mothers only to steal and kill their children. We deny them a say in every important aspect of their lives and, when they are more profitable dead than alive, we murder them.
The Bible Calling Animals Smarter Than Humans..
Seagulls tend to stop flying and take refuge at the coast if a storm is coming, which helps us to predict when a storm will be coming.
"Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD." (Jeremiah 8:7)
The Chinese earthquake that killed more than 12,000 people was predicted by a mass migration of frogs. Animals tend to seek safety long before the human knows what's coming. When the humans were still living amidst nature, it was easier for them to recognize natures signs. Nowadays, when most people are forced to live in boxes of concrete, they have lost every contact they use to have with nature, and its animals.
God's Love for Animals
God loves the animals so much that Noah had to build the huge Ark, in order to save them. He said the lesser creatures would too, enjoy his Kingdom (we shall see our pets in the afterlife if you were wondering). God made mankind the steward over the animals, and it is our responsibility to care for them.
In 1 Kings 17:2-6 God commanded the ravens to feed Elijah. In Numbers 22:27-32 the Lord told the donkey to speak to Balaam, and in Matthew 12:40 we can see that Jonas spent three days and three nights inside a whale's belly.
In Revelations 4:4-11 angels are described with having animal features. Jesus Christ himself will come on a horse (Revelations 19:11).
He ordered the animals to be saved with the Ark, we will see them in Heaven and Jesus, whose birth was witnessed by animals, will return on a horse; that says plenty on how God regards animals and how we should treat them.
God speaks in Jonah 4:11 And should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left- and also many animals?"
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it
Food For Thought: If God wanted us to breed billions of animals into existence, only to torture and slaughter them as babies, for dinner, what in the fuck does the devil want?
Where is the respect, gratitude?
When did our fellow creations of God turn into objects to be used and abused?
The native Americans believed they shared the Earth with their animal relatives, especially the bison. Daily life and ceremonies revolved around the sacred RESPECT they had for the bison. For they were thankful for the bison and the life it provided them. The bison provided them with meat for food, hides for clothing and shelter, and horns and bones for tools. They would even use the bladder to hold water. For the native Americans, the bison EQUALED SURVIVAL.
What does the Bible say?
According to the bible we may eat flesh, no pigs though, no bats and so on. We are also not suppose to judge those who do eat meat (Romans 14:1-23)." The bible is however very clear on love for animals. God is against animal cruelty.
However.... there was no meat in the garden of Eden and neither will there be in the kingdom of God!
We started to eat meat after we sinned, not when we were pure. For physical strength without meat you can look at the Shaolin monks. By Gods standards alltogether the way we use animals has nothing to do with survival but with greed and gluttony.
Here is another christian website that answers on this very issue, read here
Jesus Christ speaks in Matthew 23:37 so gentle about hens..
How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling
Netherlands burning animals alive
22,000 STABLE FIRE VICTIMS AND NO RESEARCH? The death of tens of thousands of animals is apparently not in itself a reason for investigation. Animal Rights thinks this is absurd and disrespectful to the animals. According to Animal Rights, this concerns a company with 22,000 laying hens with a 3-star 'better life' quality mark. Even a "3-star them" does not want to die, especially in a stable fire. According to the fire brigade, there were "several thousands" chickens in the burned stables and most of them died in the stables by the fire. Only a few hundred chickens would have survived the fire. Again no victim numbers are mentioned.
Millions of animals die from barn fires yet there are still no specific fire safety rules and rarely sprinklers in the barn. Barn fires 2020, even more than in 2019
In the livestock industry, pigs and other animals live permanently on concrete slatted floors, above a well with their own droppings. Mixing manure and urine causes the poisonous gas ammonia in manure cellars. The acidic ammonia also attacks the floors, causing animals to regularly dump in the manure cellar and drown horribly in their own feces. An analysis by Varkens in Nood shows that, on average, the fire brigade has to turn out almost five times a week to rescue animals from a manure pit. Sometimes it is just stress and injuries, but it is also common for animals to choke on the toxic fertilizer gases or drown in their own feces.
Whose servant are you?
No God would be a slave master, a torturer, and a killer of his animals, his babies.
If he was, then he wouldn't be God, he'd be the devil. - Gary Yourofsky
God needs an army, not an audience
James 4:17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
"Surrender is betrayal, resistance leads to victory."
You can at least become vegan..
1 John 3:18 "let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth."
Whales, "compassionate amazing Buddhist warriors"
The real life Jonah and the whale - 2019 Rainer Schimpf is an experienced wildlife photographer and conservationist who was documenting a 'feeding frenzy' off the coast of South Africa when a whale scooped him up while taking a mouthful of sardines. (source)
Fun Fact: people like Jonah or Cousteau are called aquanauts. An aquanaut is any person who remains underwater, breathing at the ambient pressure for long enough for the concentration of the inert components of the breathing gas dissolved in the body tissues to reach equilibrium, in a state known as saturation. (source)
The glory of nature provides evidence that God exists - Jacques Cousteau, French inventor of open circuit scuba, pioneer diver, author, film-maker and marine researcher
Whales helping other animals: (source) When the killer whales moved in closer, the humpback arched its chest, lifting the seal out of the water. And when the seal started slipping off, the humpback, according to Pitman, "gave the seal a gentle nudge with its flipper, back to the middle of its chest. Moments later, the seal scrambled off and swam to the safety of a nearby ice floe."
Whales helping humans: (source) Incredible footage captures moment giant whale saves human from shark
Nigerian sailor 'a phenomenon' for surviving in air pocket for 3 days
12 jun. 2013 - Wearing only his underpants, Okene prayed as water seeped slowly but steadily into a 4ft sq air bubble in the cabin. Harrison Okene remained in bubble within upturned boat at depths experts say would be fatal for even experienced divers (source)
Nigerian man who survived three days at bottom of Atlantic Ocean credits God for survival ... the night before, Okene's wife had texted him some Psalms, as the couple is Christian. He recalled those Psalms as he waited patiently 100 feet below the surface.
"I started calling on the name of God," Okene told the Nation."
I started reminiscing on the verses I read before I slept. I read the Bible from Psalms 54 to 92. My wife had sent me the verses to read that night when she called me before I went to bed." "O God, by your name, save me," he recited.
"The Lord sustains my life." As Okene waited, temperatures dropped to freezing and oxygen levels began running low. But he trusted in God. (source)
Genesis 1:21 So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Whale jails in Russia..
absolute dishonor.. to be sent to.. of course China. Hello Satan
The Majority Will Not Enter Gods Kingdom - Pitch Black Souls
Another example of lack of compassion and intelligence, here by Damir Baotic. None of the males like Damir have done anything against rapists in Vukovar (Croatia), who walk freely among their female victims. Non-Christians.
Underneath find a woman named Sharline Ash from the UK. Is suffering something to laugh about? And why are all these cruel people either obese and/or superficial when you look at their accounts?
Ban Livestock Export!
For 60 years, cruelty to animals on live export ships has been kept secret.
MODERN SLAVE TRADE - 2020 Lynn Simpson, a former veterinarian on livestock export ships, has been a vocal critic of the long-distance ship trade.
She's witnessed cattle forced to stand on hard floors for weeks on end, sick, injured animals left to die, and sheep literally cooking from the inside with their "fat melted and like a translucent jelly".
"Some animals are held on decks for as long as 40 days, living on hard decking of concrete and metal. They [the animals] are not built to cope with these environments," said Simpson.
The Guardian.com (2020) 'Floating feedlots': animals spending weeks at sea on ships not fit for purpose
Lamb born on live export ship. He won't make it off the ship.
The littlest victims of the live export industry aren't loaded onto ships ... they are born on board. Distressed crew are routinely ordered to slit their throats.
Animals exported live from EU countries are routinely being subjected to abuse, illegal transportation conditions and inhumane slaughter.
Dozens of undercover videos and photographs obtained by the Guardian show live cattle and sheep from EU countries being beaten, shocked with electric prods, held for days in overcrowded pens and covered head to toe in faeces as they are transported from Europe to their final destinations in Turkey and the Middle East.
At their destination the animals are slaughtered in appalling conditions. The footage shows cattle and sheep from France, Romania and Lithuania kicking and flailing violently as their throats are crudely cut or sawed at repeatedly, often in crowded street markets and run-down abattoirs.
Proverbs 12:10 The godly care for their animals, but the wicked are always cruel.
Romania (2019) 14,600 Sheep Trapped on a Capsized Ship. Animal rescuers were able to save 254, the other thousands died. The government was not even planning to save the sheep. Earlier in 2019 Romania allowed to export 70,000 live sheep to the Persian Gulf because eventhough they would not survive high temperatures and would cause the animals to suffer in transit.
(update 2020) After nearly two months in limbo, the survivors of the cargo ship disaster in the Black Sea arrived at a new home in the Romanian countryside. They were to be slaughtered in Saudi Arabia but have been spared from being butchered, said Kuki Barbuceanu, the president of the animal welfare organization known as ARCA. "We didn't save them to be eaten by somebody," Mr. Barbuceanu said on Friday, shortly after dropping them off at a farm in Peris, about 20 miles north of Bucharest. even later update Secret decks found on ship that capsized killing thousands of sheep. Discovery by salvage divers off Romania raises new questions over EU exports of live animals
The navigation officer told 60 Minutes that crew fainted while the sheep, unable to leave the boat, were essentially cooked alive "in an oven".
God literally denied taking a wicked city down because of it's animals, and this is how YOU treat His children? Man you gonna burn burn burn in the caves of hell...
Ship carrying 43 crew members, nearly 6,000 heads cattle capsizes off Japan
2020 -'A search was underway Thursday after a cargo ship carrying nearly 6,000 cattle from New Zealand to China capsized during stormy weather. So far, only one crew member of 43 has been rescued from the East China Sea, Reuters reported.....' The animals are hardly mentioned in the article.
Not even mentioned as worth saving. Animals do not get saved. They are tortured. Abused. Slaughtered. Mocked.
God speaks in
Jonah 4:11 And should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left
- AND ALSO MANY ANIMALS?"
God needs an army, not an audience
Pictures taken from the website www.freedom-farm.org.il/en
From their wonderful website: The Freedom Farm Sanctuary (Israel) was created out of a vision shared by hundreds of thousands in Israel, who aspire to make a significant change in the attitude of human beings towards other earthly creations, who dream that one day we will be able to view animals as creatures entitled to lives of freedom, with whom we can live side by side harmoniously without hurting, abusing or exploiting them, and without taking their flesh, their liberty, and their soul.
Chili in the eyes of animals
They put chili in the eyes of animals destined to be transported so that they cannot lie down to rest. It happens in India and is done by cattle and meat dealers to continue making money illegally and cruelly (source)
Humans have objectified animals so much that they refer to them as 'livestock'. 'Stock' that just happens to be alive. An inconvenience that they were even alive to begin with - E.Ed
Around 3,000 sheep sent back from Saudi Arabia by ship to Sudan have died of hunger and thirst according to a Sudanese government minister. Some drowned on the voyage. Read more
'Live animals are one of Sudan's most important exports, bringing in approximately $500 million (£384m) in 2018, according to the International Trade Centre. Saudi Arabia buys more than 70% of its livestock from Sudan.'
Skinned Animals Still Being Alive
July 2020 - AERIAL FOOTAGE OF ASIAN FUR FARM RESEMBLES 'SCENE FROM HELL' "There was a mountain of dead bodies, there must have been tens of thousands of animals discarded like rubbish, like their lives meant nothing." SOME SKINNED ANIMALS STILL BEING ALIVE.
One elephant killed every 15 minutes
A4 paper size living space
Rabbits are among the most abused species on earth. They are used for angora, fur, animal testing and meat.
In the most positive case, a rabbit doesn't have more than a A4 paper size living space .... !!
Rabbits are social creatures and are happiest in the company of their own species. They can become extremely sad and depressed if kept on their own.
Giraffes are the victims of a silent extinction
40% of the species has been lost. Giraffes are the victims of a silent extinction. Hunting and poaching giraffes has created an industry made of giraffe chairs, purses, wallets, pillows and much more. These items are available online. New York State has banned the trafficking of giraffes. It's time to urge other states to do the same.
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Giraffes are in this dire situation because of two main reasons: human encroachment into their habitat and poaching. Construction and other industries have pushed the giraffe off their prime grazing lands, and locals in some areas rely on giraffe meat for food or sell it for profit.
Perhaps the most insidious reason for their demise is trophy hunting, where rich westerners pay thousands of dollars for the chance to fly to Africa and drop a giraffe with a high-powered rifle. After they kill the poor giraffe, they usually pose by its corpse and then chop it up, and ship some of its body parts back as trinkets. In fact, according to the Humane Society, over the last decade, more than 4,000 giraffe trophies have been imported into the US. Their body parts are turned into jackets, boots, pillows, and knife handles and are sold online for hundreds of thousands of dollars. source
Abuse of bees
Pregnant Alpacas Mutilated and Slammed Onto Tables
End the Cage Age
"When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to him who suffers, and try to help him." - Leo Tolstoy
Our mission is to hold vigils at every slaughterhouse and to bear witness to every exploited animal - meet the Animal Save Movement. Picture above with the pig is taken by the Animal Save Movement in Holland.
Australia to Satans liking
The land was nearly entirely barren. Where once stood miles upon miles of eucalyptus trees now only a few sparse patches remained. With so few trees, the koalas in the area were forced to huddle in the various patches to find enough food to survive. But after a while, even those trees had no leaves for them to eat. The aftermath was a six and a half mile swath of land that had become a graveyard. Starved koalas lay hanging from trees, or baking in the ground under the hot sun. Other koalas met a different, but just as gruesome fate - caught in the logged area, chewed up, and spat out by the machinery.
1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil
Europe is a significant driver of wildlife trade
...."These false stories can result in blinkered policy decisions that ignore the real motivations driving both consumption and poaching. In particular, consumer demand in the United States and Europe is a significant driver of wildlife trade. And wildlife products appeal to Western consumers for many of the same reasons that drive demand in other parts of the world... " read more, from the African Elephant Journal
Real fur often labeled as acrylic
(source) Fur is often sold as fake fur. The manufacturer puts a label in it with 100% Acrylique (Acryl), changes "Origin China" into "Origin P.R.C." (People's Republic of China, who knows?) And consumers buy fur without knowing it. These hats were bought in Germany. The "fake fur" has been tested and turns out to be a real raccoon dog. Also in the Netherlands you see this type of hats and deliberately giving incorrect information in labels happens more often than you think. So don't buy fur, but don't buy "fake fur" either, because the only one being tricked is you. You can very easily buy real fur without knowing it.
Do not buy fake fur. It is not fake.
Don't risk it. Because industries do not make money on you not buying, they need you to buy their products so they will tell you whatever you think it is. Don't support animal cruelty.
Mink fur farming was banned in the Netherlands in 2013 with a deadline for complete phase out by 2024. The Netherlands farmed around 4.5million mink in 2018. .
SARS-CoV-2 was first identified on two mink farms in Netherlands on 26 April, and then subsequently on two more mink farms in Noord Brabant on 9 May. By 15 May SARS-CoV-2 had also been diagnosed in three cats living at a mink farm, and on 19 May Dutch Agriculture Minister Carola Schouten told MPs that mink to human infection was likely.
When a second farm worker subsequently contracted COVID-19, the Minister confirmed, on 25 May, that transmission from mink to humans was now "extremely likely".
AMSTERDAM (4 June 2020) - The Dutch government has ordered the culling of thousands of mink on nine fur farms from Friday this week, following advice from a team of veterinary and infectious disease experts that mink fur farms could act as a reservoir for SARS-COV-2, allowing it to remain in circulation for a long time.
Dutch MPs were notified of the cabinet decision in a letter sent last night by the Dutch Agriculture Minister and the Minister for Public Health, Welfare & Sport. The investigation by the Dutch Zoonoses Outbreak Management Team follows the Dutch Agriculture Minister's statement on 25th May that it was 'extremely likely' that two fur farm workers in the Netherlands had contracted COVID-19 from mink infected with SARS-CoV-2.
In response to the Dutch government's findings, the Fur Free Alliance is calling for the global closure of mink fur farms as potential reservoirs for COVID-19 and other novel infectious zoonotic diseases.
The Fur Free Alliance is supporting calls by Dutch animal organisations for the closure of the approximately 128 fur farms that remain to be fast tracked in light of the COVID-19 risk, and that the infected farms are closed for good.
Abuse of healthy racehorses
Distressing footage shows healthy racehorses being brutally slaughtered at an abattoir amid claims the practice is happening on an 'industrial scale'. Shocking footage shows healthy racehorses being mistreated and slaughtered. Racing Australia claims only 34 horses end up at Australian abattoirs each year, however, a bombshell investigation has found one abattoir has killed 4,000 (source)
If you love animals, please do not support the Grand National or any other horse racing competitions.To date, over 80 horses have died during Grand National events.Even those who make it to 'retirement' are often sent to slaughter.With around 1,000 ex race horses sent to slaughter every year in the U.K. alone. You bet, they die. source
Abuse of horses for ego
SOFA LEATHER: THE SAD END OF HORSES
His skin is sold to the highest bidder, like this aberration that shows the vileness of the human being, to make a sofa.
Many animals exploited for races, tourists, or equestrian end their days in a slaughterhouse because they are "old" to keep running.
Please BOYCOTT animal derived LEATHER. source
He made his owner enough money through his racing career. But that wasn't enough to earn him a nice retirement. As with so many unwanted race horses, he was discarded, neglected, and tragically found himself at a NSW knackery. Skinny & broken, he was then slaughtered for pet food.
Dogs find no mercy either..
What is wrong with these people that animal cruelty makes them laugh?? A demonic upbringing? Greed? What is wrong with people like a Kate Griffin or a Beau Stockdale. Simply stupidity??
'06-11-2020 Sunday Poet was a brown gelding born in NSW, winning $37,420 for his supposed 'owners'. Sunday Poet had last raced only five months before he was sent to be killed at Kankool Pet Foods, his official status reading 'retired' on racing.com.
Though it is unclear exactly who sent Sunday Poet to Kankool, his slaughter is still in breach of NSW's racing rules, as he was NSW born, and raced just months before he was killed. It is in fact highly likely he came straight from the industry given how recently he has raced.
To take action for Sunday Poet and all other horses who met a brutal end at Kankool here': https://ow.ly/jG5K50CcXgo
Tony Palmer from Binnia Performance Horses; an ungrateful, greedy demon
Bahrain was a chestnut mare who was born in NSW, she won $32,250 in prize money for her 'owners', last racing in 2010. Bahrain was 'retired' into breeding, birthing her last foal in November 2019. Bahrain was sent directly to the knackery by horse breeder Tony Palmer from Binnia Performance Horses, located just under two hours from the knackery.
Bahrain's slaughter at Kankool is in direct breach of Racing NSW's rules, as she was sent directly by the industry (a breeder) to the knackery.
Love is Free from Slavery
God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
Crabs communicate with each other by drumming or waving their pincers
In the Netherlands there are a few known wholesalers where you can buy live lobsters. Sign the petition here: Hanos Makro, Sligro
Hanos taking pride in animal cruelty in their catalog (27-12-2020)
2020 The British Veterinary Association (which represents more than 18,000 vets )is, for the first time, lending its weight to calls to protect lobsters and crabs, given the latest scientific evidence shows that shellfish are sentient. source
An octopus at New Zealand's National Aquarium made a break for freedom by slipping out of its tank, slithering down a drainpipe and escaping into the ocean (N. Geographic)
Intelligent Beings Driven Insane
'Captive octopuses living in spartan conditions become pretty stressed out, one study found. Some even turn to a disturbing behavior known as autophagy, or eating their own appendages, in such non-stimulating environments'.
This same insanity a living being gets is to be found in welfare farming/factory farming where pigs, the intelligent beings are being withheld from freedom and lack of stimulation too.
Cave People Eating Intelligent Beings
The octopus's brain not only makes it the world's most intelligent invertebrate but, according to some measures, as smart as a golden retriever. Read more
The eyes are cut off shrimp when they are alive
HUMANS ARE PURE MONSTERS TO SEA LIFE! Eyestalk ablation is the cutting off the eyes of female shrimp in order to promote egg production. Watch this video and think of that the next time you want to order shrimp or any form of Sea Life and choose a compassionate vegan meal instead. source