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Behind the scenes of the fight for the protection of animals and workers and the preservation of the environment - my experiences as a Tyson slaughterhouse hanger/killer turned activist. Exposing the evils of factory farming, by Virgil Butler. If you have arrived here looking for the Tyson stories, view the early archives. Some of them are now featured on the sidebar for easy searching.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Wegman's Cruelty - Are You a Part of This????? 

This particular story caught my attention recently, and I was going to write about it after watching the DVD they sent me, but I decided to wait and save it for this event so that more people would see it.

If you have a fast connection, unlike I do, instead of ordering the DVD, you can download this video for free here. You can also read an article about the situation here.

What I saw on that video was pitiful, yet it wasn't anything surprising. I have seen things like that many, many times. The worst part about this is that the brave and compassionate ativists who went in there, documented the abuse and rescued hens needing care, have now been arrested. These activists are friends of a friend I found out only yesterday.

They are a part of a group called Compassionate Consumers. This group does wonderful things to raise awareness, like this latest documentation and rescue. It really takes a lot of courage and dedication to go into a place like that and pull it off, much less get the information out to the public once you have been successful.

The conditions at this farm were horrendous. What these activists went through to recue hens - one caught in a manure pit crawling with beetles that she gamely waded into - was really something, and I have a lot of respect for them. If you want to read the activists' firsthand accounts of how they did this and what they saw, including pictures, go here.

What I really want to stress here is that this situation is not an isolated incident nor is it abnormal. This is where eggs come from, and if you eat them, this is what you are supporting.

Cruelty. Misery. Suffering. Death.

It's that simple.

It's just wrong. Go ahead and check it out and see if you don't agree.
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