Posts Tagged ‘video’

“as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings”

October 16th, 2010 No comments

(Luke 13:34, Mat 23:37)

The background sound for the Virtual Battery Cage came from the undercover video “Inside an Egg Factory Farm” from Compassion Over Killing.  Turn the sound off this one (bottom right corner) before you watch the one below.

If you care about animal welfare, please consider this perspective on “humane” egg production, from the Faces of Free Range Farming, presented by Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary who asks these two questions:

1. What happens to ALL of the male chicks – not just few token roosters – but ALL of them?  Here’s a Hint. More here.

2. What happens to the hens when they are no longer laying enough eggs for this facility to be profitable?

What are you actually paying for at the grocery store?  Take a look at the state of “organic” and egg labeling generally from these links:

–  the Cornucopia Institute

–  the Humane Society

“Changes Along Your Journey”

July 19th, 2010 No comments

One of the most unbelievable (as in how can you say that) things that comes up in discussions about vegetarianism, animal rights, etc. is that those are only concerns of urban elites (whatever that’s supposed to actually mean) who “don’t know anything about” animal agriculture and farming etc.   I have animal agriculture on both sides of my family – my father was a ‘hog man’ and my husband comes from a family based around  his grandfather’s small dairy operation.  They can’t run the actual dairy anymore but his grandfather still trucks cattle to slaughter.  My brother and sister in-law have worked in slaughter houses.   I don’t talk about any of that here.

I’m happy, however, point to other people who “know some things” and who are talking about it.  I just found this full documentary about Howard Lyman, author of Mad Cowbow: The Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Wont Eat Meat.  I’ve pointed to him before and have to highly recommend this film – it’s in 6 parts here on youtube.  Check it out.  Here’s part one, click though to see all 6.

“How else are you gonna do it?”  That’s from the end of part 4.

One answer is, of course, is that we don’t actually have to do it in the first place.  You can get the farming, the dignity of producing food, the closeness to nature without being involved in the hideousness (that is the totality if not just the end game) of most types of animal agriculture.  We can get the good without the bad.   But we have to want it to be that way.  And we have to act, vote, shop, and eat like we give a damn.

Bearing Witness

May 26th, 2010 No comments

Ohio dairy farm.

Mercy For Animals is doing great work – give if you can.

Think about what you see here.

The deplorable conditions uncovered at Conklin Dairy Farms highlight the reality that animal agriculture is incapable of self-regulation and that meaningful federal and state laws must be implemented and strengthened to prevent egregious cruelty to farmed animals.

Although many of the abuses documented at Conklin Dairy Farms are sadistic in nature, numerous MFA undercover investigations at dairy farmspig farmsegg farmshatcheries and slaughterhouses have revealed that violence and abuse to farmed animals – whether malicious or institutionalized – runs rampant nationwide.

Compassionate consumers can end their direct financial support of farmed animal abuse by rejecting dairy, and other animal products, and adopting a vegan diet.

Flesh Fashion

May 24th, 2010 No comments

Step 1.  The Fashion Show.

This should help add some depth to your readings of the clothing/outer covering, clothed in type symbolism.

Click this image to go to a page with the rest of the meat fashion show.

Step 2.  The slaughterhouse.

Bring the sacrificial system to life in under two minutes.  If you haven’t already, see the completely morally innocent, non-violent creatures die because of our absurdity.  What does it mean to worship the lamb that was slaughtered?  When you think of the human face of the Lamb on the altar/cross does that make you want to go and create more victims and celebrate their victimhood?  Or does it humble you to have to face / image / imagine the the victim you created?

Is this beautiful to you?

Mataderos – Slaughterhouse | Investigación de Igualdad Animal – Animal Equality investigation from Igualdad Animal on Vimeo.

Challenging the Inevitability

May 20th, 2010 No comments

h/t Experimental Theology for the link to the interview of Stanley Hauerwas by the Center for Public Christianity.

… the Church is always going to challenge those political entities that seem to make war inevitable

— there seems to be a glitch with the embed code … if this doesn’t load, you can watch it here.

Religion and Violence from CPX on Vimeo.

Hauerwas on Creation:  The Chief End of All Flesh.

An Evangelical’s Perspective on God’s Other Creatures

May 10th, 2010 No comments

Take a listen.  Most of the sources he mentions on my Resources page or in the Library Thing link in the sidebar.  When you’re done with these, check out the other videos from the Wake Up Weekend set from the link underneath.

Ben’s website Not One Sparrow (fixed link)

Wake Up Weekend – Ben DeVries Part 1 of 2 from Calvin Video Network on Vimeo.

Wake Up Weekend – Ben DeVries Part 2 of 2 from Calvin Video Network on Vimeo.

Seeing the Interconnections, Racism-Sexism-Speciesism

April 25th, 2010 No comments

Peaceable Kingdom from Tribe of Heart

November 13th, 2009 No comments

How long God?

November 3rd, 2009 No comments

Dairy requires pregnancy.  Pregnancy results in calves.  Veal is a byproduct of the dairy industry.  For what it’s worth.

HSUS releases new undercover  investigation.  or   here.

“The righteous know the needs of their animals,

but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.” (Prov 12:10)

However men may differ as to speculative points of Religion, JUSTICE is a rule of universal extent and invariable obligation. We acknowledge this important truth in all matters in which MAN is concerned, but then we limit it to our own species only.…To rectify this mistaken notion is the design of this treatise, in which I have endeavored to prove, that as the Love and Mercy of God are over all of his works, from the highest rational to the lowest sensitive, our Love and Mercy are not to be confined within the circle of our own friends, acquaintance, and neighbours; nor limited to the more enlarged sphere of human nature, to creatures of our own rank, shape, and capacity; but are to be extended to every object of the Love and Mercy of GOD the universal Parent; who, as he is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works, will undoubtedly require of Man, superior Man, a strict account of his conduct to every creature entrusted to his care, or coming in his way; and who will avenge every instance of wanton cruelty and oppression, in the day in which he will judge the world in RIGHTEOUSNESS.  ~  Humphrey Primatt, 1776

DaVinci, Damascus, and Moral Rights

October 23rd, 2009 No comments

Just came across this lecture by Tom Regan, “Animal Rights: An Introduction” at the Interdisciplinary Lectures on Animal Rights at Heidelberg in 2006. Tom Regan taught philosophy at NC State until 2001.    A timely find after the last post on the issue of dog meat.   He opens with a similar story from the prologue of one of his recent books, Empty Cages.  He goes on to talk broadly about what animal rights are, about different types of animal rights advocates – or how people come to be animal rights advocates, and about the terminology of moral rights in general. Here’s part one of five, click through to youtube to watch the rest.

The only thing that needs updating is the percent of the population in the US that’s vegetarian … currently it’s more like 3% (of adults).   If that’s accurate then there are nearly twice as many vegetarian adults in the US (@ 7 million) as there are members of the NRA (@ 4 million).  Interesting. Read more…