By Uwe Paschen.
Now today is day designated to Farm Animals World wide and to my surprise little is done about it in matters of advertising of promotions, even less in matters of awareness or Education.
Of course there are the usual Farm Shows and trade shows, also the odd Village Parade here and there, yet no government speech other then the odd Agricultural Minister at the odd Farm Show sowing off the newest and biggest of Farm Machinery and Computer Software.
In the Media, rather little as well if any thing at all. Children shows with fuzzy cute little baby lambs and Calf's or the odd cartoon of The Disney Barn Yard with nice little Chicks following Mama Hen around the yard, how nice.
What about the reality though, After all is this not WORLD FARM ANIMAL DAY?
Well, world wide about 100,000.00 Farm Animals get Killed every single Minute, yes every single Minute for our pleasure. Now part of me says well we have to eat and we are omnivore so eating Meat is okay and part of our reality.
On the other hand what about Animal welfare and they rights? After all, it is World Farm Animal Day, so we should at least give it some though for a single day.
Are we not ultimately supposed to be good stewards of our life stock and environment? Well, I do not thing even though it may be cost effective, yet, is the way we treat our Farm Animals around the World acceptable?
Picture, the meat you eat coming from animals that where born and raised in large Farm operation, without ever seeing the Sun, nor breathing a breath of fresh air in the life time. Always Laying in their own filth and the day they go to the sloter house they get pronged with electro chocks so they would move faster and not rebel, after all time is money and the trucker has to be paid by the Hour.
Then They come into the sloter house and have to walk into a hallway with a major belt cove-or where they get Zapped with 1000 Volts at High amperage and fall over dead, Being Cut up into pieces and processed to out dinner plates!
What a way to go and serve Humanity. Now we do not treat Plants or insects much better either, especially for the past century our disregard and disrespect for life and other creature has almost vanished.
Are we that simple minded and shallow? Well I suppose we are seeing the numbers and knowing how the large majority of Farm Animals get treated.
Who is to blame? The Farmer? The Consumer? The Middle Man? The Politician? The Bankers? The Media? The Individual? It is always some one else's fault, is it not?
I think every one is to some extend guilty of what is happening nowadays, And we may want to remember that today on this day that is dedicated to Farm Animals World Wide.
I hope that today at least we will abstain from eating Meat or should I say Tortured Animal Carcasses.
Well, Happy World Farm Animal Day to all. Enjoy the Hot Dog wile your visiting one of the many Farm Show or Fairs orgenized for the Occasion.