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2017-02-28
07:37:35

Dog for Dinner!

This all seems to be a movie, you wish it was just a scary movie. Dogs being bludgeoned to death with metal rods before being disemboweled and dismembered in front of the other dogs, some restaurant owners claim the pain and fear makes their adrenaline-rich meat tastier. It is a scene from a nightmare that will haunt you forever, yet most people on this planet do not act. We are not talking about invading the countries and with force change their way of life, we are aiming to totally isolate the from the rest of the world, no more financial or commercial cooperation, no more aid or have an option to be involved in global decisions.

In countries, other than South Korea, the majority of dogs killed are either family pets stolen from homes and gardens, roaming "community" dogs or strays snatched from the streets. Dog and cat thieves use a variety of methods, including poison, and sell the animals to traders and restaurant owners. It is quite common to find dogs on trucks headed to slaughterhouses still wearing their collars. In South Korea, most of the dogs are born on the farms in an endless cycle of breeding, but some are stolen or relinquished pets, or animals raised for the pet trade but not sold as a puppy.

Most Dogs are crammed by the hundreds, onto the backs of trucks, packed so tightly in cages that they are unable to move. In Vietnam, it is common for dogs to be violently force-fed with a tube down the throat to boost their weight before sending them to slaughter. Dogs are typically driven for days or weeks, often sick and injured, and many die from suffocation, dehydration, or heatstroke long before they reach their destination.

Dogs on South Korean meat farms are kept locked in small, barren metal cages, left exposed to the elements, and given just enough food, water or shelter to keep them alive. HSI has uncovered appalling conditions where disease and mental distress are rampant, with many dogs showing obvious signs of sickness, depression, severe malnutrition, and abnormal behavior.

These dogs will eventually end up at a slaughterhouse, market, or restaurant. The method by which they are killed varies: in South Korea, the most common method for slaughtering a dog is by electrocution, but hanging and beating are also used. In China and Vietnam, dogs are usually beaten to death with a metal pipe and then bled out from a cut to the throat or groin, but they can also be hanged, or thrown conscious into large drums of boiling water. In some cases, the treatment of the animal prior to slaughter is deliberately cruel because of the misguided belief that torturing a dog prior to death results in better-tasting, adrenaline-rich meat.

An estimated 30 million dogs are killed for human consumption each year across Asia in a brutal trade that involves terrible cruelty to animals and often, criminal activity. From 10-20 million dogs are slaughtered in China, 2 million in South Korea, and around 5 million in Vietnam; 80,000 or so of this last group are imported from Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia.

This is man’s best friend, it is said they derive as far back as 14,000 years ago. Their cousins, the wolf have roamed this planet for 60 million years. This is how we decided to honor the presence. It is not enough for the animals consumed already in the everlasting meat industry but we also need to eat cats and dogs. It seems that humanity will eat anything that moves and it will not be long until someone starts the rumor that human meat carries a magical healing power. Action is needed and it was needed yesterday. This planet needs to unite behind one belief, this is not the future we want our children to inherit, this is not humane, this is not humanity!

 
2017-02-27
10:41:04

What is a Vegan?

Many people misunderstand the concept and try to complicate it, making up their own rules and then assaulting others for not applying themselves. To just be a vegetarian is a massive step and I don't see why a Vegan would even consider them any less important in the path of saving animals.

The confusion many have is in regards to pets or domesticated animals and their value to humans. In addition, there are reflections from the animal kingdom that can start a major dispute even though it has nothing to do with being a vegetarian or a vegan.

A vegetarian is the choice of not eating a dead animal as in animals involved in the never-ending meat industry. In time, there has been a development within vegetarian, why I do not understand since the goal of applying themselves to this way of life is to save animals from being born to a price tag and endure tremendous suffering to end up on someone's plate.

A vegan is the choice of to completely remove any type of animal products. This means that a true vegan will not consume meat-, fish-, bird-, dairy-, egg-, honey- or wax products, in addition any additives that contain an animal origin. A vegan will also refrain from leather garments, fur products, woolen cloths, and down pillows. Products developed from utilizing animal testing are also included. There are also vegans that totally refrain from service that includes animals such as zoos, circuses, rodeos, and bull fights.

My family have refrained from leather, fur, wool and down some time ago. In 2016 we started with meat as in cattle, pig, and sheep. After this we removed chicken. Then we decided to remove as much dairy as possible. We needed to find replacements in the store and we have succeeded with 95% of all dairy products, the tough replacement is cheese. As of 2015 we completely take refuge from any service that involve animals and sign petitions as they are presented to the public. As of 2017 we support pets that need adoption instead of being executed since they deserve a second chance. No pet or we should call it domestic animal, is brought to this world without the help of a human, there is always a human involved. What we have left to remove from our diet are eggs where we are thinking of building a hen house and rescuing chickens. If they lay eggs than they need to be eaten instead of growing population but the hens/roosters need to complete their lifecycle and die naturally. We have decided by 2018 that we will also remove fish and seafood from our diet.

Honey is a touchy subject since bees are needed for a successful pollination. Wild bees are not extremely common and without humans helping bees then there will be a rapid reduction of pollination. 1/3 of the food we eat depend on pollination which means bees will provide humanity with honey but also contribute to our own survival. To fill one jar of honey it requires 5 million flower visits.

To me the below table seems just as an excuse to consume something because you lack the strength or will to totally give up on meat- or/and dairy products. In the end of the cycle, there is an animal that has suffered. If you feel it in your heart that it burns for animals, their rights are more important than anything and their suffering needs to end, then take it one step at a time to become a breathing and happy vegan.

Variety

Approach

Meat
(including bird, fish, seafood)

Egg

Dairy

 

Veganism

Nej

No

No

 

Lacto-vegetarianism

Nej

No

Yes

 

Ovo-vegetarianism

Nej

Yes

No

 

Lacto-ovo-vegetarianism

Nej

Yes

Yes

 

 
2017-02-26
10:48:20

Fur, The Devil's Clothing!

Did you know that Sweden has a fur industry, even though the industry has been marked for contributing heavily to animal cruelty?

Fur farms are designed to breed and execute as many animals as possible to maximize profit and keep costs low. This means that fox and mink are incarcerated in minimal cages where they have no chance to act in accordance to what nature demands from them. Stress, throng, and idleness is the animals daily living. The animals become mentally degraded and many show stereotypical behavior like repetitive movement patterns. Minks, for example, a predator in the wild who live alone on very large areas, but on the mink farm they are enclosed together with other mink in a small cage which leads to attacks on each other and they get major bite wounds, even cannibalism occur.

The fur industry is a global industry and there are fur farms worldwide. The fur imported and sold in Sweden, do not only derive from animals that lived and died on farms. It also comes from animals caught in traps, usually foot and body traps. Those caught with traps suffer extreme pain and are stuck in these traps for days before the hunter comes. Death is the only salvation for these animals due to the immense suffering and wounds. Fortunately, these are illegal in Sweden due to these being considered cruel and cause tremendous suffering, but we still import much clothing with fur details from animals that experienced this cruel fate. This is a global business that consume a vast number of innocent animals.

  • In 2015 Canada approved the seal hunt to 400,000 seals, 35,304 seals were brutally killed.
  • In 2010 3,700,000 fox were killed.
  • In 2015 approximately 70 million mink were killed.
Most of the animals trapped come from United States, Canada, and Russia. The countries no longer carry these statistics, possibly due to the devastating numbers. In 2009 the numbers were as follows for Canada;
  • 265,071 muskrat
  • 139,220 beaver
  • 47,340 coyote
  • 92,959 marten
  • 32,072 raccoon
  • 2,055 black- or brown bear
  • 2,867 wolf

In Sweden, we closed the last fox farm in 2001 and the last chinchilla farm in 2014. We still have about 70 mink farms spread across Sweden.

Fur is a pure moneymaking industry, there is no other reason for its existence. Our demand and hunger for fur, to brag about the capability to own such clothing has driven us mad with greed. 2,300,000 years ago, fur was an important commodity to protect against heat and cold. Since then we have developed and there is no longer a human need for fur. By supporting this business, you are also targeting yourself as someone who supports the suffering and cruelty that these animals must endure.

Please watch below documentary created by Djurrätts Alliansen to experience the pain and suffering the fur industry supports.