This video will forever change you. Death is the one certainty in life. We all hope that when the day comes, it will be quick and painless. We hope this for our loved ones, our pets, and even for the animals we eat. Even though they have to die, we don’t want them to suffer.
There is one thing that unites each and every living creature on this planet. One commonality. One certainty. One fixed event.
Regardless of your species or your gender, where you live or what you do for a living. No matter what you eat or who you love. One day, you will die.
[Note: this is very much a visually-based, artistically composed video. The footage above carries great weight, so I recommend viewing rather than just reading. The main portion in the middle cannot be transcribed. I’m still providing the rest of the words here]
When the day comes, we hope that it will be peaceful, quick and painless. We hope this for ourselves, our families, our friends, loved ones, our pets, and for many of us, even the animals we eat.
Even though we’re going to kill them for food, we want to know that the animals on our plates didn’t suffer. Most of us don’t give it much thought day to day. We may assume that those doing the killing for us follow proper procedure.[tweet this]
Maybe we only buy free-range, cage-free and humanely slaughtered animals, trusting that these labels ensure acceptable conditions and painless deaths. Or maybe we don’t think about it at all.
As animal agriculture has increased to monumental proportions, birthing factory farms and mechanized, assembly-line slaughter, we’ve designed more and more efficient methods of killing.
Efficiency is king.
But as consumers become more aware of where their food comes from, and more and more undercover footage exposes outright abuse on farms, the demand has risen for more humane methods of slaughter.
We purchase our ethical meat and feel good about our choice. We’re not supporting animal suffering. Because surely by this day and age, we’ve created for our animals the nicest way to die. [tweet this]
Maybe you really don’t know. Perhaps you’ve been lulled into assurance by the images of family farms and rolling hills. But it’s time to know the truth. You at least owe the beings you are eating that much.
If you can’t watch the process, do you really have a right to eat the product? [tweet this]
If this isn’t good enough for your eyes, why is it good enough for your stomach?
The footage in the video above depicts what is touted as the most humane method of slaughtering pigs.
This is the gold standard.
This is how your free-range and humanely slaughtered pigs are killed.
The images you will see are not isolated incidents.
If anything, this is the “best case scenario” of animal slaughter.
This, for an animal in our food system, is the nicest way to die.
—[footage of CO2 stunning, the “most humane method” is in video above]—
It’s time to open your eyes to the truth.
There is no humane meat, humane, dairy or humane eggs.
There is no way to ethically and compassionately end the life of another. [tweet this]
If this video disturbed you, then stop supporting these atrocities. Every time you purchase animal products, you’re condemning another being to life and death in a horror movie. If this is the nicest way to die, just imagine what’s happening in the other slaughterhouses.
Maybe you didn’t know before.
But now you do.
The responsibility lies with you.
What will you do now?
This is NOT just in Australia. See this list of countries that use the Butina brand CO2 chambers like the ones in this video.
To see this experience from the pig’s perspective, see this video as well those linked below for more information and truth. To learn more about this undercover investigation and the brave activists who shut down the gas chambers by locking themselves inside, go to pigtruth.com and take their 30 Day vegan challenge by going to VeganEasy.org.
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Now go live vegans, don’t believe the humane lie, and I’ll see you soon.
— Emily Moran Barwick