Each year, thousands of animals die in Procter & Gamble laboratories--the victims of painful and unreliable product tests. (more P&G stuff here)
Male calves used for veal are taken from their mothers one or two days after birth. They are chained inside tiny crates barely larger than their bodies and are usually kept in darkness, except to be fed two or three times a day for 20 minutes. About 14 weeks after their birth, they are slaughtered.
A dairy cow produces 120 pounds of waste every day -- equal to that of two dozen people, but with no toilets, sewers, or treatment plants.
55 square feet of rainforest are destroyed to produce every quarter-pound fast food burger.
Cows slaughtered for meat are almost always conscious as they are hung by their back hooves on hooks and bleed to death, unanesthetized.
Over 4.9 million animals are killed each year by hunters and trappers for fur, and another 3.5 million are raised to be slaughtered on fur farms.
Raising animals for food requires more than half the water used in the U.S. and is the biggest polluter of our waters and topsoil
A dairy cow produces 120 pounds of waste every day -- equal to that of two dozen people, but no toilets, sewers, or treatment plants.
To kill them without damaging their fur, animals are usually strangles, beaten, stomped to death, gassed, electrocuted, poisoned with strychnine, or have their necks snapped. These methods are not 100% effective and some animals ìwake upî while being skinned alive.
In the time it took you to read this, 2000 animals were slaughtered for meat consumption in the US alone.
In 1996, U.S. factory farms produced 1.4 billion tons of animal waste - 130 times more than humans did. The waste produced in a single year would fill 6.7 million train boxcars - enough to circle the Earth 12.5 times.
Every day, 840 million people worldwide go hungry, while US livestock alone consume almost 1/3 of the worldís total grain harvest.
WARN's Thanksgiving Recipe:
1. Hang one turkey by feer from metal shackles on a moving rail (extremely painful)
2. Stun turkey by submerging head in electrified water (ofen unsuccessful, so turkeys are still conscious)
3. Slash turkey's throat with mechanical blade (often misses, injuring turkeys but leaving them alive)
4. Submerge turkeys in boiling water (turkeys are often boiled alive while they can still feel pain)
Serves half a billion turkeys per year
Great Quotes (from the Animal Defense League) on General Animal Issues, Activism, Veganism, and Vivesection.
Chants (from the Animal Defense League) make great chalkings too, such as: "Meat is Murder. Dairy is Rape." and "When your Tummy needs a filling, choose compassion over killing." and "How did you kill your fur today? Gassing, Trapping or Anal-Electrocution?"