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It seems the World is short of compassion... - 09/06/2013
Imagine travelling in a vehicle crammed so full with other passengers that you have no space to sit down – OK, underground transit systems in rush hour tick that box.  But then imagine that the journey is 18 hours long, over hundreds of miles, perhaps involving a sea crossing which could be bumpy and uncomfortable. It is stifling hot outside and within the vehicle and you are given no comfort stops, for loos and refreshments. Then imagine that we are talking about sheep, or cattle. The stench within the soiled truck can be overwhelming, the pitiful bleating heartrending. By the end of the journey there are up to a hundred or more sickly, exhausted, and stressed animals, that may even on arrival at their destination be unloaded into overcrowded “fattening barns”, devoid of sunlight and green pastures, perhaps for up to a month or so before being taken for slaughter. What a fate. No animal should be allowed to suffer like this. Farm animals can experience pain and distress just like us, and they can also know contentment and well-being. According to the website of Compassion in World Farming, over 40 billion animals worldwide are confined in factory farming systems which prevent them from doing what animals do naturally . How cruel is that? If we insist on eating animals we really do owe it to them that they do not have to suffer so much in their lives.  But this is what happens all the time when animals are forced to travel may miles before slaughter. In the U...

It seems the World is short of compassion...



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