Art as a Form of Creation
Slaughter of animals
On today’s factory farms, animals are crammed by the thousands into filthy, windowless sheds and stuffed into wire cages, metal crates, and other torturous devices. These animals will never raise their families or do anything that is natural and important to them. Not even feel the warmth of the sun on their backs or breathe fresh air until the day they’re loaded onto trucks headed for slaughterhouses.
The modern slaughterhouse has been designed to kill as many animals as quickly as possible. The industrial slaughter of animals is a gigantic business and some of these factories, more and more technologies and with increasingly modern and specialized equipment, lead to death to miles of them every day. The factory farming industry run most factory farms that make more money by squeezing as many animals as possible into tiny spaces, even though many of the animals die from disease or infection.
Moreover, antibiotics are used to make animals grow faster and to keep them alive in the unsanitary conditions. When they’ve grown large enough to slaughter or their bodies have been worn out from producing milk or eggs, animals raised for food are crowded onto trucks and transported, typically without food or water.
The social concern about the abuses suffered by animals in farms and slaughterhouses is growing progressively and the images of violence committed against them occupy more and more space in the media. These images are usually obtained by investigative activists who, can access to cameras of these places, or through the use and placement of hidden cameras, expose to the public the reality of an increasingly industry at the sight of the consumers.
Pigs in the Farming Industry:
Pigs live for an average of 10-15 years, but factory farmed pigs are sent to slaughter after just six months of life. In order to get the terrified pigs onto the trucks bound for the slaughterhouse. Pigs struggle to get air and are usually given no food or water for the entire journey. Furthermore, after being kept in an immobile state all their lives, their legs and lungs are so weak that the pigs can barely walk. But when they see space ahead of them, some of them begin running for the first time in their lives. They jump and buck, because of their first feel of freedom. Then, suddenly, they collapse and cannot get up. They can only lie there, trying to breathe, their bodies racked with pain from abuse and neglect on the factory farms. A typical slaughterhouse kills up to 1,100 pigs every hour. The sheer number of animals killed makes it impossible for them to be given humane, painless deaths. Because of improper stunning, many pigs are alive when they reach the scalding tank, which is intended to soften their skin and remove their hair.
Cows in the Farming Industry:
They are crammed onto trucks where they typically go without food, water, or rest for the duration of the journey, which can sometimes be days. Many cows collapse in hot weather; in the cold, cows sometimes freeze to the sides of the truck until workers pry them off with crowbars. By the time the exhausted cows reach the slaughterhouse, many are too sick or injured to walk. These cows, known to the meat and dairy industries, often have ropes or chains tied around their legs so that they can be dragged off the trucks.
Of those animals who arrive at the slaughterhouse healthy enough to walk, many are frightened and don’t want to leave the truck, so they are shocked with electric prods or dragged off with chains. After they are unloaded, cows are forced through a chute and shot in the head with a captive-bolt gun meant to stun them. But because the lines move so quickly and many workers are poorly trained, the technique often fails to render the animals insensible to pain. They also tooks cows milk that should be given to the calf that have recently born.
Right now, millions of mice, rats, rabbits, primates, cats, dogs, and other animals are locked inside barren cages in laboratories across the country. They languish in pain, ache with loneliness, and long to be free. Instead, all they can do is sit and wait in fear of the next terrifying and painful procedure that will be performed on them. Instead, all they can do is sit and wait in fear of the next terrifying and painful procedure that will be performed on them. The complete lack of environmental enrichment and the stress of their living situation cause some animals to develop neurotic types of behavior such as incessantly spinning in circles, rocking back and forth, pulling out their own fur, and even biting themselves. After enduring a life of pain, loneliness, and terror, almost all of them will be killed.
The solutions for this problem, such as animal slaughter, is the world become vegan, this means not consuming any kinds of animal either derivatives, such as milk, eggs and butter. It sounds impossible but it isn’t, I am vegetarian some month ago and I was vegan around 3 weeks, it is not impossible.