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What is it about killing animals?

Cash prizes for the heaviest squirrel killed and a category for shooters age 14 and under.

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The fire chief defends the fundraiser by characterizing it as a “family event,” that the squirrels are “in season,” and that the squirrels don’t go to waste because they are eaten.

Studies also show that children who witness violence toward animals are more likely to commit violent acts themselves.


Source: Animals & Society Institute.

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Got Milk? How about an Abused Dairy Cow Instead?

Sorry for the Napalm of posts today but sometimes, shit just has to be said.

Folks, the next time you pour cream in your coffee; a glass of milk for your child; smear butter on your toast;  order a double cheese pizza; mix blueberries into your Greek yogurt; take your kids out for ice cream;  take that first bite of cheese cake; or break the sugar shell on your Creme Brulee’ I want you to think about these dairy cows and the miserable abuse they endured so you can enjoy their puss-infused milk that was intended for their babies —  babies these mother cows were never allowed to nuzzle or bond with because the calves were immediately taken from them.  Female calves are destined to the lives of their mothers. Males calves (the by-product of the dairy industry) are either bludgeoned to death or left to starve – ALL SO YOU CAN ENJOY THE MYRIAD OF DAIRY PRODUCTS THAT EXIST IN YOUR SUPERMARKET. 

Below is an undercover video by Mercy for Animals documenting egregious abuse taking place on an Ohio Dairy Farm.  It makes me wonder how many other cows are suffering right now from similar or worse abuse SO THAT HUMANS CAN ENJOY THEIR MILK! 

The next time you see an Ad or TV commercial for ‘Got Milk?’ or so-called “Happy California Cows”, think of these cows. 



On September 24, 2010, Billy Joe Gregg, Jr., a worker at Conklin Dairy Farms caught on hidden camera during a Mercy For Animals investigation maliciously abusing cows and calves, pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals.

Gregg was sentenced to eight months in jail, ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, and is barred from contact with animals for three years. Gregg must also receive counseling through a program that specializes in treating individuals involved in animal abuse cases.

Gregg’s arrest and conviction stem from chilling undercover footage recorded during a Mercy For Animals investigation earlier this year at Conklin Dairy Farms in Plain City, Ohio.

During a four-week investigation in April and May, MFA’s investigator documented farm workers:

  • Violently punching young calves in the face, body slamming them to the ground, and pulling and throwing them by their ears
  • Routinely using pitchforks to stab cows in the face, legs and stomach
  • Kicking “downed” cows (those too injured to stand) in the face and neck – abuse carried out and encouraged by the farm’s owner
  • Maliciously beating restrained cows in the face with crowbars – some attacks involving over 40 blows to the head
  • Twisting cows’ tails until the bones snapped
  • Punching cows’ udders
  • Bragging about stabbing, dragging, shooting, breaking bones, and beating cows and calves to death

After viewing the footage, Dr. Bernard Rollin, Distinguished Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, stated: “”This is probably the most gratuitous, sustained, sadistic animal abuse I have ever seen. The video depicts calculated, deliberate cruelty, based not on momentary rage but on taking pleasure through causing pain to cows and calves who are defenseless.””

Sadly, cruelty to farmed animals in Ohio – no matter how egregious – is classified as a mere misdemeanor. Ohio has some of the weakest animal protection laws in the nation – ranking 43rd out of all 50 states. 


Source of this story can be found at: Mercy for Animals




“If people knew the truth of the egg industry and how hens are actually treated behind the scenes, they would be sickened.” Karen Davis, PhD, President, United Poultry Concerns.


HSUS New Egg Exposé: The Reality Behind Modern Egg Production

This is a video produced by an HSUS undercover investigation conducted in February and March of 2012 at a Manheim, Pa., egg factory owned by Kreider Farms. Of the nation’s 280 million egg-laying hens, Kreider cages approximately 7 million at its four Pennsylvania facilities, located in Manheim, Mt. Joy, Middleton, and Lebanon. Pennsylvania is the nation’s third largest egg-producing state.

If you want to help hens, don’t purchase eggs and don’t support campaigns like the proposed battery cage ban (H.R. 3798, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012), that will doom birds to cages for decades to come with no opportunities to change the laws. Birds do not belong in cages… period. If you want to help, share the video and educate others why we should not be buying eggs and allowing birds to be exploited for their eggs.

Karen Davis, president of United Poultry Concerns, summarizes well why we should not support the alleged battery cage ban for egg laying hens in the following:

“It is incorrect to say that the proposed federal legislation would eliminate battery cages. Batteries consist of rows and tiers of identical units; in this case the units are cages. The proposed legislation will enshrine battery cages, not eliminate them. Egg-laying hens will be locked inside windowless buildings, crammed in cages stacked from the floor and lined up in long rows, just as they are now. Tiny furnishings, including plastic strips, falsely called “nests,” are being prettified as “colonies” and “enrichments.” This vocabulary makes people feel good, but it is bad for birds whose legs and wings are designed to run, walk, perch and be physically active, not rot in cages.

After decades of humane efforts in the US and Europe to get hens out of cages, a law that ensures they’ll never get out is being hailed as a victory for hens and “animal rights.” But it isn’t. If people knew the truth of the egg industry and how hens are actually treated behind the scenes, they would be sickened. We do not need to eat their eggs to be healthy. Karen Davis, PhD, President, United Poultry Concerns. http://www.upc-online.org


Original Source of this story can be found at Free From Harm