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Torture experiments on animals
Germ Warfare developed in secret American labs
“Many other monkeys from the facility are missing fingers or toes, or have broken digits or damaged ears.”
Torture of monkeys in experiments.

Many other monkeys from the facility are missing fingers or toes, or have broken digits or damaged ears.

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Oxford University
Torture factory for animals
The story so far:
At the beginning of 2004, Oxford University claimed that the site on South Parks Rd was to be an 'Animal Hotel'.
They said that "no experiments would be carried out there and there would be no primates".
These statements were to mark the start of a series of lies and misinformation that has proven to be the norm for Oxford University.
Oxford University later issued a statement which contradicted their initial claims, finally admitting that "the facility will be used to experiment on animals".
Oxford University believes it has no reason to inform the outside world about the nature of animal experiments carried out within its facilities.
A closer look at their research on animals at the university reveals exactly why they are so desperate to keep the lid on the new lab.
An experiment published in Nature in 2002 described how ten week old kittens had one eye sewn together and had a part of their skull removed to expose the brain.
In 2003 another published paper highlights the long-term nature of animal suffering inside Oxford University. artificially produced brain damage.
Artificially produced brain damage
Three Rhesus Macaque monkeys with artificially produced brain damage were subjected to a variety of tests.
Two of the monkeys involved in this experiement had part of their brains removed ten years previously whey they were five years old.
A leading Oxford Professor claimed that the monkeys experimented on lived "the life of Riley" and that "there was no pain or stress."
These words are from a researcher who has routinely inflicted brain damage on highly intelligent and sensitive creatures and who's own published papers describe how after on experiment the monkeys required 'intensive nursing' to keep them alive.
Oxford University has sought to impose a draconian injunction on those involved in a legal and peaceful campaign against the new animal lab on South Park Rd in order to stop them highlighting the lies told by the University.
The London Times newspaper reported that police had investigated a case of cruelty against a leading professor at Oxford University.
The article stated that the professor had refused to have a monkey that was suffering put out of its misery because he described it as an 'asset'.
This intransigence persisted despite please from the university's own vet to end the animal's suffering.
It was only after a direct intervention by the Home Office that this poor creature's torment was ended.
Monkeys used in warfare agent testing at Porton Down UK

Salisbury Nerve Agent Attack Reveals Seventy Million Pentagon Program at Porton Down
Calf staring at you.

Young animal waiting to be brutally cruelly killed in US stockyard.

Cruelty to Animals imprisoned.

Abbey Martin Breaking the Set April 23 2014 with Ryan Shapiro.

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Cruelty to Animals imprisoned.

Abbey Martin Breaking the Set April 23 2014 with Ryan Shapiro.

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Cruelty to Animals imprisoned.

Abbey Martin Breaking the Set April 23 2014 with Ryan Shapiro.

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Cruelty to Imprisoned Animals — Abby Martin speaking with Ryan Shapiro
Animal rights FBI abuse of Freedom of Information Act — FOIA
Breaking The Set — April 22 2014 — YouTube
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Chimpanzees, baboons, and other primates, all being used in experiments on bioweapons and germ warfare.
Genetically engineered monkeys harbor some of the world’s most dangerous viruses such as Ebola and Lassa.
America's Germ Warfare Capabilities developed in secret in US Corporate Labs
by Sherwood Ross
January 7, 2007

The costliest, most grandiose research scheme ever attempted having germ warfare capability is going forward under President Bush and in apparent defiance of international treaties such as the Geneva Convention of 1925 that bans biological agents.
And this program, involving some of the world's deadliest and most loathsome pathogens, many of which could trigger plagues and epidemics, is being conducted largely in secret without adequate oversight and in flagrant contempt of NIH's own rules.
Some 113 university, government, hospital and corporate laboratories engaged in research often with potential to be used for germ warfare have refused to disclose their operations to the public as required by Federal rules, a nonprofit watchdog agency has charged.
Instead of shutting their operations down, however, the National Institutes of Health(NIH), of Bethesda, Md., the government agency tasked with oversight of these laboratories, allows them to continue to operate.
A peculiar stance for an entity that describes itself as "the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation."
From California to New Jersey and from Boston to San Antonio, often in the heart of major centers of population, biological warfare labs lavishly financed with their share of about $20-billion by the Bush administration since 2001.
Literally crawling with deadly germs from Spanish flu to plague to anthrax to tularemia to rift valley fever.
Reportedly, in some of the laboratories security is lax and safety procedures inadequate to protect the public from exposure to deadly pathogens.
In many cases being kept secret
Under U.S. law, recipients of Federal funds for biotech research must comply with guidelines issued by the NIH.
These include making available to the public the minutes of the labs’ Institutional Biosafety Committees(IBC)meetings, describing their operations and plans.
In a number of instances, these IBC’s have never bothered to hold a meeting. In other cases, the minutes they furnish are devoid of substance.
Basically, their operations in many cases are being kept secret, according to watchdog Sunshine Project of Austin, Tex., a nonprofit that attempts to protect the public from the risks of biotechnology experiments.
The 1972 Biological Weapons Convention(BWC), which the US signed, prohibits research on offensive biological weapons.
If the work is performed in secret, however, weapons designed for offensive use could be concealed.
In the 1930s, the Japanese military masked its secret germ warfare scheme as a water purification project.
As the government-funded labs engage in “dual-use research,” (pathogen research having both offensive and defensive applications), Sunshine’s Edward Hammond reports he “has encountered grave problems with the system.”
These include “risky experiments approved with dubious safety precautions and/or inadequate IBC review, dysfunctional and otherwise noncompliant committees, and other types of biosafety problems.”
Joke and a fraud
Francis Boyle, an international legal expert at the University of Illinois, Champaign , puts it more bluntly.
He called the in-house university committees “a joke and a fraud” that provide “no protection to anyone.”
Boyle, who drafted the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989 enacted by Congress, states the Pentagon “is now gearing up to fight and ‘win’ biological warfare” pursuant to two Bush national strategy directives adopted “without public knowledge and review” in 2002.
Last November 7th, Hammond lodged a complaint with Dr. Amy Patterson, director of the Office of Biotechnology Activities at NIH, citing 113 institutions “for non-compliance with the NIH Guidelines,” specifically for refusing to honor requests for IBC meeting minutes.
“Honoring these requests is not only mandatory under the NIH Guidelines that you are charged with enforcing (but) transparency is also a moral duty of institutions that conduct research, such as rDNA and select agent work that could endanger the public,” Hammond added.
He wrote Patterson, “Failing prompt compliance by these institutions we note that your office must do its duty under NIH Guidelines and terminate funding.”
Record sums in US Federal Research and Development dollars
NIH's Dr. Patterson apparently had troubles of her own obtaining information from labs on the Federal payroll.
On Dec. 6, 2004, she issued a "reminder" to universities engaged in research that stated "compliance with the NIH Guidelines is critical to the safe conduct of research and to the fulfillment of an institutional commitment to the protection of staff, the environment, and public health."
Since 9/11, biotech houses, military laboratories, and State and private universities across America, and others sited in Canada, Australia, and South Africa, have collectively lapped up record sums in Federal R&D dollars.
How big is this enterprise? At just one venue, the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research(SFBR) in San Antonio, Tex., there are 6,000 caged chimpanzees, baboons, and other primates, Sunshine reports, whose upkeep alone costs U.S. taxpayers $6-million annually.
Genetically engineers monkeys
SFBR genetically engineers monkeys and harbors some of the world’s most dangerous viruses such as Ebola and Lassa, authorities state.
Again, the Battelle National Biodefense Institute(BNBI) of Columbus, Ohio, has just received a $250-million, five-year award from the Department of Homeland Security to run the new biodefense analysis center under construction at Fort Detrick, Md., according to The Washington Post of December 25, 2006.
Earlier, on July 30th of last year, The Post reported much of what transpires at the center may never be publicly known as the Bush administration "intends to operate the facility largely in secret."
Battelle legal gray zone
Battelle also does not maintain an effective IBC, Sunshine charges.
"Some of the resarch falls within what many arms-control experts say is a legal gray zone, skirting the edges of an international treaty outlawing the production of even small amounts of biological weapons," The Post reported.
"The administration dismisses these concerns, however, insisting that the purely defensive and thus fully legal.
It has rejected calls for oversight by independent observers outside the (Homeland Security) Department's network of government scientists and contractors."
When we've got all this going on
The paper quoted Milton Leitenberg, a weapons expert at the University of Maryland stating, "If we saw others doing this kind of research, we would view it as an infringement of the bioweapons treaty.
You can't go around the world yelling about Iranian and North Korean programs — about which we know very little — when we've got all this going on."
The Post reported the operation would encompass about 160,000 gross square feet of working area and accommodate a staff of about 120.
The Post noted, "Fort Detrick's history as the incubator of germ warfare research casts a long shadow over the new lab.
When the fort held the Pentagon's very highly classified and long abandoned biological warfare program, it was a magnet for antiwar protests in the Vietnam War era."
In such labs, scientists can create new strains of disease for which those attacked would have no ready defense.
Ignite epidemics
Such weapons, once loosed, are notoriously difficult to control, and could ignite epidemics to sicken and terrify civilian populations.
Hammond believes there are about 400 bioweapons agents labs across the U.S., some of which encounter unexpected difficulty when they try to comply with the law.
David Perlin, president of the Public Health Research Institute(PHRI) of Newark, N.J., told Sunshine the FBI requested PHRI to enter into an agreement with them to “not publicly disclose which specific select agent pathogens and/or strains are stored at our facility.”
Those who tend to dismiss NIH's laxity about enforcing its own regulations have only to recall the October, 2001, anthrax attacks on Congress and the media.
Anthrax from U.S. germ warfare lab at Fort Detrick
The deadly strain released is believed to have come from a U.S. germ warfare lab at Fort Detrick although there is no certainty as the FBI has never solved the murders.
Since then, the vast proliferation of such labs by the Bush administration has educated many new employees — in some cases undergraduate students — in germ warfare ops.
Four employees at Fort Detrick are known to have died after performing lab work.
CIA used American people as guinea pigs
Lack of transparencey is cause for concern if only because of the history of secret CIA and Pentagon experiments in germ warfare that used the American people as guinea pigs.
In “ Rogue State,” (Common Courage Press) reporter William Blum noted those agencies over two decades “conducted tests in the open air in the United States, exposing millions of Americans to large clouds of possibly dangerous bacteria and chemical particles.”
Between 1949 and 1969, the Army tested the spread of dangerous chemical and bacterial organisms over 239 U.S. populated areas including San Francisco, New York and Chicago with no warnings to the public or regard for the health consequences, Blum wrote.
The Pentagon even sprayed navy warships to test the impact of germ warfare on U.S. sailors.
War against Iran
Even deadlier cocktails were secretly provided to dictator Saddam Hussein for his war of aggression against Iran.
Washington denied supplying them but as Robert Fisk reported in Great Britain's "The Independent" last December 31st, "prior to 1985 and afterwards, US companies had sent government-approved shipments of biological agents to Iraq," including anthrax.
Fisk gives this eye-witness account of what he saw on a military hospital train carrying stricken men from the front back to Tehran:
"I found hundreds of Iranian soldiers coughing blood and mucus from their lungs — the very carriages stank so much of gas that I had to open the windows — and their arms and faces were covered with boils.
Later, new bubbles of skin appeared on top of their original boils.
Many were fearfully burnt.
These same gases were later used on the Kurds of Halabja."
Thus, the Reagan administration, which escalated germ warfare research and allowed the sale of the pathogens to Hussein, took its place in the dark annals of military history.
Along with Italy under Benito Mussolini, whose aviators dumped mustard gas on the Ethiopians.
Japan under Emperor Hirohito, whose Imperial Army's germ warfare attacks killed thousands of Chinese civilians.
Because of their comparative cheapness to manufacture, biological weapons have been dubbed "the poor man's nuclear bomb."
Yet their potential may be even deadlier.
Jeremy Rifkin, author of "The Biotech Century"(Penguin), noted a government study in 1993 found "the release of just 200 pounds of anthrax spores from a plane over Washington DC could kill as many as three-million people."
US led fight to demolish international inspection system
The secret operations of the labs' would be less ominous if the Bush administration hadn't led the fight to demolish the international inspection system.
Jackie Cabasso, executive director of Western States Legal Foundation, Oakland, Calif., warned, “Last year (2001), the U.S. single-handedly blew apart an international system for inspections of these kinds of (biological) laboratories, a system that would have made great strides toward ensuring that biodefense labs aren’t abused for offensive purposes.
Having thumbed our nose at the world, the US is now massively expanding its biodefense program, mostly in secretive facilities.”
According to Boyle, President Bush “sabotaged the Verification Protocol for the BWC” as it was on the verge of conclusion and success.
He said the U.S. “fully intended to get back into the research, development and testing of illegal and criminal offensive biowarfare programs.”
Boyle is the author of "Biowarfare and Terrorism," Clarity Press.   And Elisa Harris, former arms control official under President Clinton, told The New York Times in 2003 "It (the administration's actions) will raise concerns in other capitals in part because the United States has fought tooth and nail to prevent the international community from strengthening the germ treaty."
Among pharmaceutical houses not in compliance with NIH disclosure requirements are:
Abbott Laboratories of Abbott Park and Worchester
Agencourt Bioscience Corp.
Antibody Science, Inc.
BASF Plant Science
Bristol-Myers Squibb and its Pharmaceutical Research Institute of Connecticut
Centocor, Inc.
Chiron; Discovery Genomics Inc.
DuPont Central Research and Development
Embrex, Inc.
Genentech, Inc.
Genzyme Corp. of Cambridge and Framingham, Mass.
Integral Molecular
Introgen Therapeutics; L2 Diagnostics LLC
Merck & Co. Inc., West Point
Merck & Co., Inc. and its Rahway, N.J., research site
Meridian Bioscience Inc.
Monsanto Co.
Mystic, Conn., research; New Link Genetics; NovaFlora, Inc.
NovoBiotic Pharmaceuticals
OSI Pharmaceuticals; Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals of St. Louis
Roche Bioscience
Schering-Plough Research Institute
SelectX Pharmaceuticals
Serono Research Institution
Third Wave Technologies
Vaxin, Inc.
Federal entities involved include:
The Center for Disease Control.
The Walter Reed Army Medical Center
VA hospitals in Stratton, Va.
The Jerry Pettis Memorial hospital
The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.
The Idaho National Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Plum Island Animal Disease Center of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Department of Agriculture
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Navy Medical Research Center.
Other fund recipients include:
AERAS Global TB Vaccine Foundation
CBR Institute for Biomedical Research, Inc.
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Children’s National Medical Center
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Columbus Children’s Research Institute
Hadassah Medical Organization
Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration
Scripps Clinic.
Among universities in non-compliance:
Alabama A&M
Albany Medical College
Ball State
Brigham Young
Central Michigan
Drexel College of Medicine
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hunter College
Indiana State University
Purdue University
Loma Linda
Missouri State
New York Medical College
Queens College of City University of New York.
Rockefeller University
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
South Dakota State University
St. John’s University
State University of New York at Binghamton, Brockport, and Buffalo
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School(UMDNJ)
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.
The universities of Arizona,
California at San Francisco,
Miami, Fla.
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
Southern Mississippi
Texas at Arlington and San Antonio
Utah State
tWake Forest
Washington University in St. Louis
Western Kentucky
Foreign institutions include:
The University of Sydney, Australia
The University of British Columbia
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
This listing covers most, but not all, of the names submitted to NIH by the Sunshine Project.
Three years ago, Sunshine said if it had to pick the labs with the worst biosafety record-keeping, he would choose:
Princeton University
The University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas
The University of Vermont at Burlington
The University of Delaware at Newark.
Sunshine's Hammond said there has yet to be any formal response to his letter of last November from NIH.
He added, "I doubt I will ever get one."   The NIH was asked to respond to the charges contained in this article but has yet not done so.
In sum, the costliest, most grandiose research scheme ever attempted having germ warfare capability is going forward today under President Bush and in apparent defiance of international treaties such as the Geneva Convention of 1925 that bans biological agents.
What's more, where once the use of germ warfare was an isolated happenstance — such as when an English general in 1767 gave smallpox-laced blankets to the Indians that decimated their tribes — research in this grim area today suggests it has been elevated to an instrument of national policy.
And this program, involving some of the world's deadliest and most loathsome pathogens, many of which could trigger plagues and epidemics, is being conducted largely in secret without adequate oversight and in flagrant contempt of NIH's own rules.
Sherwood Ross is an American reporter and columnist.
© Copyright 2006
Insane world
They shoot cows dead who try to escape the terror of humans
They shoot cows dead who try to escape the terror of humans.

The shoot cows dead who try to escape being killed.

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A cow has been shot dead by police after it escaped from a 'cattle market' and ran along the streets of Darlington.
What’s astonishing about all this is that the FDA tells consumers it’s safe to eat cancer-causing arsenic but it’s dangerous to drink elderberry juice!

The FDA recently conducted an armed raid in an elderberry juice manufacturer, accusing it of the “crime” of selling “unapproved drugs.”

 Which drugs would those be?

The elderberry juice, explains the FDA.

You see, the elderberry juice magically becomes a “drug” if you tell people how it can help support good health.

Arsenic that’s pooped out by chickens fed as food to cows in intensive farms!
What’s astonishing about all this is that the FDA tells consumers it’s safe to eat cancer-causing arsenic but it’s dangerous to drink elderberry juice!
The FDA recently conducted an armed raid in an elderberry juice manufacturer, accusing it of the “crime” of selling “unapproved drugs.”   click here
Which drugs would those be?
The elderberry juice, explains the FDA.
You see, the elderberry juice magically becomes a “drug” if you tell people how it can help support good health.
The FDA has also gone after dozens of other companies for selling natural herbal products or nutritional products that enhance and support health.
Plus, it’s waging a war on raw milk which it says is dangerous.
So now in America, we have a food and drug regulatory agency that says it’s okay to eat arsenic, but dangerous to drink elderberry juice or raw milk.
Eat more poison, in other words, but don’t consume any healing foods.
That’s the FDA, killing off Americans one meal at a time while protecting the profits of the very companies that are poisoning us with their deadly ingredients.
Oh, by the way, here’s another sweet little disturbing fact you probably didn’t know about hamburgers and conventional beef:
Chicken litter containing arsenic is fed to cows in factory beef operations.
So the arsenic that’s pooped out by the chickens gets consumed and concentrated in the tissues of cows, which is then ground into hamburger to be consumed by the clueless masses who don’t even know they’re eating second-hand chicken sh*t.     click here
FDA finally admits chicken meat contains cancer-causing arsenic
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Further evidence crabs and other crustaceans feel pain
By Rebecca Morelle
Science reporter, BBC World Service
17 January 2013
Scientists have found further evidence that crustaceans feel pain.
A study has revealed that the shore crab, a close relative of the species we use for food, responds to electric shocks and then goes on to avoid them.
Crustaceans at market.

Scientists have found further evidence that crustaceans feel pain.

The scientists said the food and fishing industry should start to think about the welfare of crustaceans
The scientists said the food and fishing industry should start to think about the welfare of crustaceans
Previous research has shown that prawns and hermit crabs also react to painful situations.
The scientists say the findings suggest the food and aquaculture industry should rethink how it treats these animals.
The work is published in the
Journal of Experimental Biology.
Professor Bob Elwood, from Queen's University Belfast, told the BBC's Science in Action programme:
"I don't know what goes on in a crab's mind.... but what I can say is the whole behaviour goes beyond a straightforward reflex response and it fits all the criteria of pain."
Shell shocked
Pain is a subjective experience and studying it in animals — especially invertebrates such as crabs — is not easy.
But Prof Elwood designed an experiment to assess how crustaceans respond to potentially painful situations.
He looked at the European shore crab (Carcinus maenas) — a creature that usually takes shelter under dark rocks during the day to avoid being spotted and eaten by seagulls.
Ninety crabs were individually placed in a brightly lit arena, and had the option of scuttling to two dark shelters.
Once the creatures had taken refuge away from the light, half were given an electric shock in the first shelter they chose.
The shocked crabs were then placed back into the tank again, but to the researchers' surprise, most of them moved back to the original shelter where they had been stunned.
Those that made this decision were then shocked a second time.
But now the painful experience had an impact on their future behaviour.
Shore crab

Scientists have found further evidence that crustaceans feel pain.

The researchers placed the crabs in an arena and studied how the responded to electric shocks
The researchers placed the crabs in an arena and studied how the responded to electric shocks
Crabs close up
Prof Elwood said:
"Those crabs shocked in the previous trial were much more likely to switch shelters than those who hadn't been shocked in the previous trial.
Just two experiences produced a significant switch in behaviour.
They leave what is a desired place — a dark shelter — to go out into this dangerous light environment — they are giving up something very valuable."
The crustaceans were placed back in the arena another eight times, and although there were no more shocks, they continued to avoid the shelter where they had been sparked.
The scientists concluded that this was more than a simple reflex reaction to pain, and that the animals were learning from their experience and this was driving their future choices.
Animal welfare
Earlier work by the same team has also revealed that prawns and hermit crabs display behaviour that is consistent with our perception of pain.
They say they now believe that all decapod crustaceans — a group that also includes lobsters and crayfish — would show the same response.
Prof Elwood said that there were currently no regulations to protect the welfare of these animals.
He pointed to practices in some fisheries where claws are cut from live crabs before the animals are thrown back into the sea.
"You see these practices and you really do have to question whether they are reasonable... Even if you are reluctant to believe the data as being strongly suggestive [that the animals experience pain], is it worthwhile imposing this on billions of animals ever year throughout the world?"
Commenting on the research, Dr Lynne Sneddon, a senior lecturer at the University of Chester and the University of Liverpool, said the research was "thorough" and had been "carried out well".
You see these practices and you really do have to question whether they are reasonable”
Prof Bob Elwood
Queen's University, Belfast
Her research has focused on pain in fish, and said there were further avenues that the team could explore with crustaceans.
She said:
"You could look to see whether there are any changes in gene expression, electrical activity or hormone release that is different from non-painful stimulation."
But a spokesman for the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said that while the organisation had concluded that fish could feel pain, in the EU, decapods were not classified as sentient species.
He said the subject of pain in crustaceans was "controversial" and a matter of data interpretation.
However, he added that in an
earlier report about animals in laboratories the EFSA had recommended improving the welfare for these animals.
BBC © 2013
I really don't understand humans!
They have pets!
They love their dogs, their cats to extremes!
They know these loved ones have emotions, that they are not so different from themselves!
Yet when it comes to the animals they eat — and the food that they feed their cats and dogs — they don't want to know that these animals that are now churned up into bags once did also convey love!
Humans turn away!
They cannot face they eat something that has emotion, that these valued life that they place in their mouth once did feel, that they once did convey earnestness, sympathy, passion, blush, cordiality, ardor, fervency, shock, fear, palpitation.
For most of those eaten by humans, soft and gentle are their emotions!
Humans turn away from the great cruelty that forced feeding intensive growing pens bring to the clouded pain-ridden lives of beings who are placed in such situations!
They turn away from the great cruelty that takes place in the killing of their meat!
I love the animals.   I walk amongst the European farmlands and experience the soft and gentle emotions these beings give forth!
Many farm animals in Europe, much more so than in America, are treated to decent lives before they are killed for food.
But Europe now also has turned to cruelty to produce its meat!
Meat: chicken and pork and livestock from the cruelty intensive farms of Asia!
Meat: chicken pork livestock from the cruelty intensive farms of Europe and America!
There is a lack of compassion, a lack of anything to do with the higher values we attribute to 'humans' in forced feeding intensive growing!
Something only done for money!
To make someone that much richer!
Is it a stupidity one has to wonder that makes humans not face their deeds!
Yes, humans would pay more if animals were treated with the respect they demand!
But this is surely better than eating pain-grown meat!
Meat can now be grown from cells!
Another option to stop the awful life now being experienced in these enclosed pens
A lack of compassion, a lack of anything to do with the higher values we attribute to 'humans' exist in forced feeding intensive growing!
Torturing Animals.

Vivisection in Israel
Torturing Animals.

Vivisection in Israel
Torturing animals
Many will find excuses for this
They will say it is necessary
They will say it will help humankind to be more free of misery
There are no excuses — it is a crime against life
It is a crime taking place throughout the world
Published on Friday, August 19, 2005 by
The idea that a chicken might be of value to the chicken is an idea that must not be thought.
by Andrew Christie
Leaving its trademark trail of outrage, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has been touring a national exhibit asking "Are Animals the New Slaves?"
The outdoor display, in the words of the New Haven Register, consists of "photographs of people, mostly black Americans, being tortured, sold and killed, next to photographs of animals, including cattle and sheep, being tortured, sold and killed."
Pictures of Jews in concentration camps with numbers tattooed on their arms are juxtaposed with monkeys subjected to medical experiments, tattooed likewise.
Children working their lives away in 19th-century factories are seen next to pigs and chickens exploited in present-day factory farms.
So, naturally, outrage ensues.
When the exhibit came to a Connecticut street corner one day in early August, the New Haven Register editorialized:
"If you care about animals more than people, the comparison may seem apt....
There is little common ground for agreement if PETA sees the slaughter of livestock for food as the same as the lynching of blacks or the extermination of millions of people in Europe."
Passers-by apparently agreed.
The head of the state chapter of the NAACP showed up on the scene, said "black people are being pimped," and told organizers to take down the exhibit.
A brother shouted in the face of a PETA volunteer: "You can't compare me to a freaking cow!"
Two years ago, the Anti-Defamation League was likewise livid when a PETA display drew parallels between mass animal slaughter and the Holocaust (including the uncomfortable fact that the design of Auschwitz was based on the Chicago slaughterhouse system), though Isaac Bashevis Singer had long ago made the same observation with no fear of inappropriate equivalencies.
The exhibit has now been pulled and PETA is "evaluating feedback."
Is PETA right?
Before pondering that, let us turn to the entity that is currently crafting the most incisive, devastating media critique of our cultural moment currently on view, one almost too painful to watch.
I refer, of course, to Carl's Jr. — or, more precisely, to Carl's Jr.'s ad agency, Mendelsohn Zien.
Last July, the Santa Barbara News-Press asked Carl's Jr. CEO Andrew Puzder about complaints concerning his company's "edgy" ads — including "soft-porn images of a sexy babe gyrating on a mechanical bull or Paris Hilton washing a Bentley while barely dressed" — and his company's current campaign encouraging viewers to think of animals as too dumb to live ("There's only one thing chickens are good for").
Puzder's reply, that the ads are "not intended to insult or demean anybody," would not seem to merit response, but it's worth noting that these ads are all of a piece and in fact insult and demean one more group beyond the obvious: The 18-to-34-year-old male demographic they're aimed at.
They all send an unmistakable message: We know what level to reach you on.
Women and animals are here for your pleasure.
Use them.
New Slaves
PETA got it wrong in New Haven in only one respect: Animals are not "the new slaves."
They're the first ones.
They're the ones who got the worst a dominator culture had to offer, and the worst has lately gotten much worse, as a quick tour through a Confined Animal Feeding Operation will demonstrate to anyone in possession of two or three of his senses and lacking a vested interest in the company's quarterly profit statement.
The larger lesson of Darwin (there are no superior species, only differently adapted ones) has not yet sunk in.
Instead, we are still ruled in every way that matters by the medieval Great Chain of Being, on which we placed ourselves one rung below the angels and far above all other manner of beaste, most low, foule and uncleane.
When a black man in New Haven sees images of his ancestors and a cow side by side, equally mistreated and commodified, he is conditioned to see only the comparative sullying of his godliness.
Not the cruelty that is the lot of sentient beings who have no rights.
He fears he will be cast down by the implication that the lot of the oppressed should be raised up.
Historically, he is not alone.
That was the deepest fear of his ancestors' owners in the ante-bellum South.
It was the fear of men confronted by women's suffrage.
It was the fear of our founding fathers, the white male land owners who, in drafting the Constitution, struggled to find a way to exclude the rabble from too much participation in the democratic experiment.
The better to keep the levers in the hands of the right sort of people while giving the others just enough by way of social rewards to keep them controllable.
Changing those paradigms were (and are) hard fights.
But the animal rights movement is fighting 10,000 years of cultural conditioning.
(Memo to the 18-to-34-year-old male demographic: it's like The Matrix, dudes.)
And the tendency of the disenfranchised, in the words of Howard Zinn, to fall upon each other "with such vehemence and violence as to obscure their common position as sharers of leftovers in a very wealthy country."
Safe, predictable outrage
Thus the good people of New Haven recoil, the NAACP shouts at PETA, and the pundits trot out safe, predictable outrage, using generations of conditioning to studiously miss the point.
It's a fight amongst ourselves on a deeper level than usual.
It misses not only the fact of our increasing disenfranchisement but the dysfunctional ways in which the disproportionately distributed wealth is produced by a system that is impoverishing the Earth and our ethical sense alike.
One of that system's most fundamental control measures persuades people that in their visceral rejection of the truth PETA is laying down, they are standing up for their dignity and humanity.
When, in reality, they are defending a system in which commonality of suffering is not on the agenda.
The members of only a single species have any right to life, liberty and freedom from harm.
A chicken is of value only as a sandwich.
And the idea that a chicken might be of value to the chicken is an idea that must not be thought.
Andrew Christie is an environmental activist in San Luis Obispo, CA
Common Dreams © 1997-2006
Humans and their governments will do terrible things to other humans and to other animals if allowed!
Cody speaking for our farm animal companions - download video mp4

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Cody speaking for our farm animal companions
For the animals
A little bit of empathy for the animals
They also have a life, like your children or your family.
Eastern Grey Kangaroo called Doodlebug orphaned at birth.
Doodlebug holding tight to the teddy bear lies next to it, practices his kicking against it and cuddles the stuffed bear.
The little kangaroo has been nursed to health to live in the wild but still comes back for the occasional feeding or cuddle.
PDF and now EPub versions for small tablets and Kindle, Nook and varied e-readers
The Game - The Enslavement Dream - Manor House Oath Highway.
Part of an email I sent:
I've just posted a new book, available free on .pdf and epub format.
The book is also available by chapter from
The chapter link below has a section on animal treatment on the planet.
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Kewe gives a rendering of a speech ‘He makes before a Galactic Council.
Best wishes:
Humans and Animals —
The majority of these are raised in factory farms where they are stacked in cages in windowless sheds where they can't live naturally (or happily) in any sense of the word.
Debeaked and declawed without anesthesia, they feel the pain of this for the rest of their lives.
Broiler chickens are selectively bred and genetically altered to produce bigger thighs and breasts, the parts in most demand — this breeding creates birds so heavy that their bones cannot support their weight, making it difficult for them to stand.
Fed a diet deficient of iron to keep their flesh pale and appealing to the consumer, veal calves spend each day confined alone with no companionship deprived of light for a large portion of their four-month lives.
     Meet your Meat       
     Give turkeys something to be thankful for this year    ...end the tradition of cruelty     
      Investigating and preventing animal rights extremism and eco-terrorism is one of the FBI's highest priorities      
Animals Intense Cruelty
I really don't understand humans!
Humans will torture by force feeding other humans and animals such as the United States — United Kingdom and many countries are doing in mental institutions, prisons and with intensive animal farming
The alarms rings at 3:45 AM. I reach for the ibuprofen
without it my hands are too sore and swollen to even close....much less hold a turkey's legs.
Animal cruelty Halal meat
If the world goes vegetarian there's sufficient food for every person on Earth
Dolphin asks diver for help
Humans and Animals
The March to Porkopolis
many other species in grave danger

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