Horrifying Farming Practices That Should Keep You Up at #Night
Piglets who are too sick or not growing fast enough are killed by being slammed headfirst onto concrete floors.
raised for #foiegras
undergo routine force-feedings. Farm workers shove metal pipes down their throats multiple times a day to induce a diseased, fatty liver.
3. Tail Docking
Although outlawed in a few states, tail docking is a relatively common practice. It involves cutting through the #sensitive
skin, nerves, and bones of calves' tails without any painkillers.
4. Teeth Clipping
Farmers rip out #piglets
’ sharp incisor teeth without the use of painkillers.
Farmers burn or saw off the horns of cattle without anesthetics. This cruel practice, which often leads to infection, is 100 percent legal.
Shortly after birth, male piglets are castrated without painkillers. Farmers use a blade or scalpel to pull out the testicles.
Perpetrated by the #egg
industries, debeaking is painfully cutting off the tip of a bird’s beak, usually with a hot blade.
Since male #chicks
will never lay #eggs
and don’t grow quickly enough to be raised profitably for #meat
, they’re killed within hours of hatching. These young #animals
are often ground up alive in macerators.
9. Extreme Confinement
In an effort to maximize #profit
, farmers keep animals in cramped, disease-ridden conditions. Many animals won’t see the #sun
until they’re on their way to the slaughterhouse.
10. Breaking Up #Families
On modern-day farms babies are often ripped away from their #mothers
, leading to severe distress for both mothers and their young.
To cut production costs, chicken and hog farmers sometimes use the carcasses of dead animals as feed.
12. Flame Clipping
Once a year #dairy
farmers use a propane torch to singe the hair around cows’ udders.
These are the things we have #nightmares
about, yet animals on farms are forced to #live
through them. We can all help end this unnecessary torture by switching to a compassionate plant-based diet.
Embrace Veganism 🌱
#belinda_vegan #truth #bacon #no