Inside the Slaughterhouse

Humans aren't the only species on earth, stop acting like it

Canada's shame

Each year the Canadian government gives hunters the green light to slaughter hundreds of thousands of helpless, innocent baby seals. The seals are sot or repeatedly clubbed, they are then dragged across the ice with the use of boat hooks further harming the still conscious seals.

Hunters toss dead and dying seals into heaps leaving their carcusses to rot because their is no market for seal meat. Veterinarians who have researched the Canadian seal slaughter have discovered that the hunters routinely fail to comply with Canada's animal welfare act. Most seals are killed at three months old or younger, meaning these seals have not yet learned to swim or eat their first solid meats.

The christian science monitor spoke about the treatment of seals and the torture they endure each day. "A few survivors, left to crawl through the carnage. The shouted obscenities and threats from the sealers, gunfire cracking ominously in the distance. The pitiful cries of the pups ; the repellent thuds of clubs raining down on soft skulls. Sealers laughter echoing across the ice floats."

The seal industry claims that more seals are being killed due to the high demand for fur. It is our responsibly to be mindfully when shopping for a coat or any clothing with fur to understand the torture that seals and other animals endure for our pleasure.

Please watch the video below, and contact the Canadian government to stop this disgraceful animal abuse using the link below the video.

Canada's Shame

Horse slaughter in Canada

Members of the Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada, visited the Natural Valley Farms Equine processing plant in Saskatchewan to observe the conditions and protocols of the facility.

Canadian laws differ from those of the United Stated in terms of horse transport. In Canada, horses must be transported in a vehicle that allows enough headroom to permit the horses from holding a natural stance. Horses that arrive upon transport are dehydrated and malnourished.

Horse slaughter is a brutal and terrifying end for horses, and is inhumane. Horses are shipped for over twenty four hours without food, water or rest in crowded trucks; some horses are killed or seriously injured during transit. Horses are skittish by nature making pre- slaughter difficult. As a result, horses endure numerous blows and are often conscious during dismemberment, which is a slow and painful death for these poor creatures.

The answer is to ban the horse slaughter and export as a whole. Horses are sensitive animals and we must provide them with decent lives, and humane deaths.

Farm Animal Welfare

Since the end of the Second World War methods of raising animals for food has changed drastically. Small family owned farms have evolved into larger, more intensive operations where animals are kept in confined spaces. Farms are highly mechanical and are owned and designed for one purpose; to produce and sell meat as cheep as possible.

While factory farms have succeeded in producing low cost meat the animals have suffered immensely. Animals are transported through cramped, unhygienic conditions, where the animals are unable to move. Animals endure extreme weather conditions and extreme heat or cold through transport.

Broiler chickens (chickens raised for meat): The average broiler chicken is raised in a large industrial farm in groups of five thousand to one hundred thousand birds. Chickens are genetically selected for a fast growth, resulting in skeletal deformities and lameness.

Female pigs and sow stalls: Sow stalls or 'crates' keep pregnant sows for most of their lives. Stalls are metal- barred cages about two feet wide by seven feet long; the cages are so small the sow is unable to turn around. The sow must sleep, eat, urinate and defecate in this tiny space.

Over the years people have become more aware of the inhumane treatment of the animals produced for our food. Organic chicken, beef and pork are now widely available however, not all organic farms comply to the standards for a humane death or proper treatment of a farm animal.