It’s Beyond Heartbreaking, but There’s no Mercy for Young Animals in the Meat, Dairy and Egg Industry.
, they spoil them, endure the pain and frustration that may come with potty-training, and do their best to ensure that no harm is ever done to their #precious
offspring. The same can be said for our non-human babies (i.e. companion animals) who we afford the same care and compassion we would human #children
. And really, who doesn’t love a baby, be it human or animal!
However, when it comes to the #infants
in the world of animal agriculture, there is no special care or #attention
afforded. In fact, the treatment of the babies in this world is quite the opposite of the way we treat our own babies. When you look at the amount of love and #devotion
given to companion animals, and human babies it seems pretty crazy to consider that we (as a society) have formed an entire industry around the practice of not only harming, but killing those who’ve barely had the chance to #walk
Perhaps when our own profits, and business interests are involved, we are able to look past the helplessness of a newborn, and determine that it should not be given the same respect and right to live that other living creatures are given. As an #animallover
, it can be hard to consider the harm done to these poor #babyanimals
, but perhaps only by looking at this issue head on can we hope to make a change.
While the cruelty afforded to these young creatures is abhorrent, it begs the #question
: does it matter how early an animal dies for it to be considered an unnecessary and cruel act of slaughter or torture?
While some may cry out at the indignant nature of slaughtering infants and newborns, the fact remains: these animals will feel pain at any age, experience loss of life at any age, and be better suited for a life free of exploitation at any age. The idea of little baby cows and pigs being mercilessly beaten and thrown into piles of the deceased evokes a well of sympathy from those who cannot stand to see youth harmed, but it stands to #reason
that no less sympathy or respect should be given to even older animals.
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