Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Animals Are Someone

Animals Are Someone


This series of images asks the question:

What does it feel like to a sensitive, intelligent individual to be loved, to be safe, to be at peace, to be seen and treated as someone, the way Sanctuary animals are? And what must it feel like to the same individual to be treated as a mere something to be confined, mutilated and killed for someone's whim?


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Being Someone

Posters by Joanna Lucas for Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary, from the original series "I am Someone" http://peacefulprairie.org/outreach/someone2.html


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Posters by Joanna Lucas for Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary, from the original series 'Being Someone' http://peacefulprairie.org/outreach/beingSomeone.html




Happy Cows ~ Behind The Myths


In order to maintain uninterrupted milk production, cows are forced year after year to go through an endless cycle of pregancy and birth, only to have their calves immediately taken from them. Cows and calves cry out for each other as they are separated.

All forms of dairy farming involve forcibly impregnating cows. This involves a person inserting his arm far into the cow's rectum in order to position the uterus, and then forcing an instrument into her vagina. The restraining apparatus used is commonly called a "rape rack."

Half of all calves born are male. Of no use in milk production, they are sent to veal-producing operations or directly to auctions where they are sold and slaughtered when they are just a few days old. Male calves used for veal production suffer a crude castration process and are killed after 4 months spent in small crates or pens.

After just 4 to 6 years, dairy cows are "spent" from being forced to continuously produce milk. Often weak and ill, they endure transport to auction and slaughter, both of which are traumatic for these gentle animals. If allowed to exist free of exploitation and slaughter, cows can live 25 years or more.


~I Am Someone~


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Posters by Joanna Lucas for Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary, from the original series 'Being Someone' http://peacefulprairie.org/outreach/beingSomeone.html




Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home

Open your eyes. Trust your heart. Take the journey. This award-winning, life-changing documentary features five farmers, a humane officer, an animal rescuer, and a cow named Snickers, who will make you laugh and cry, expand your consciousness, and challenge your ideas about farmers, farm life, and perhaps most surprisingly, the animals themselves.

More info at: http://www.PeaceableKingdomFilm.org

"When we tell ourselves we're eating meat from "humanely raised animals," we're leaving out a huge part of the equation. The slaughtering of an animal is a bloody and violent act, and death does not come easy for those who want to live."
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.

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