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Created Equal….

Evangelical Leader Says Bible Calls Us to Show Animals ‘Respect and Humane Treatment’

You mentioned you believe that humans are more important than animals and then later said “We can’t function in this world without our animal co-inhabitants”. I would take that a step further and say, we couldn’t function without Mother Earth and all its co-inhabitants; plant, animal and otherwise. In that sense, all of Creation is equal and co-dependent; we are one. This is a universal message in all religions. When all the world finally grasps its oneness, its brotherhood; honors and respects all life as being sacred and equal, compassion will rule the day. I believe this is the message Jesus was bringing…

CAFOs Workers Suffer From PTSD

The Human Victims of Factory Farming

What was not addressed in this article is the psychological effect to the factory worker.  Can you imagine taking part daily in the pain and suffering of any being and it not having an effect on how you view life and the world?  We know that soldiers experience PTSD as a result of being in the battlefield, taking part and bearing witness to the atrocities of war.  The atrocities experienced in large CAFO operations must have a similar effect. (http://www.texasobserver.org/ptsd-in-the-slaughterhouse/).  Factory farming as it exist today is a secretive, cruel industry that is taking a toll on our planet and our health.   And, it is just not necessary.  Government subsidies, advertising and greed have created a huge industry whose only interest is profit.  (http://www.pcrm.org/search/?cid=2586).  Logic should tell us a pound a hamburger should cost more than a pint of blueberries.   Good Food For Thought…