Hello friends :). I have been trying to raise consciousness of veganism by posting facts on facebook. The downside is that all of my friends on facebook are pretty much people that I went to high school with or family members and they aren't so enthusiastic of the facts I share and the posts are left to stagnate. So! I am hoping that I can get like minded people to copy + paste my entries into their own facebooks, twitters and whatever else is out there! I don't want/ need credit all I want is to get this stuff circulating. Here is the one I did this morning:
Did you know that in 1998 (when this book, "Mad Cowboy," was written) that 75% of all cattle are fed a nutritous blend that consists of rendered animal parts. What is in this "rendering" that I speak of-? "...ground-up dead horses, dogs, cats [the six or seven million dogs and cats that are killed in animal shelters every year], pigs, chickens and turkeys..., as well as blood and fecal material of their own species and that of chickens...The use of animal excrement in feed is common as well, as livestock operators have found it to be an efficient way of disposing of a portion of the 1.6 million tons of livestock wastes generated annually by their industry." Add roadkill to that list too. Furthermore, "there is simply no such thing in American as an animal too ravaged by disease, too cancerous, or too putrid to be welcomed by the all-embracing arms of the renderer." It, afterall, is a $2.4 billion a year industry.
this is an excellent idea, rudy!
it great that you include sources too!
if you want, i can collect your efforts into a document such as this:
we can keep accumulating facts and even categorize them like this:
that way they are available for easy copy/paste for everyone!
i don't do fb, so i can't help you out that way, but i'm happy to assist in other ways.
have you been keeping up with the how to do ar study group?
here's the link in case you missed it:
this distribution of data bits, is good concept to add on to the arsenal!
Do whatever you think will get these facts out for truth belongs to everyone :).
ok then just keep this thread going and i'll copy things out of it.
try to keep things consistent with this format
doing so saves me some time.
your page is underway right here:
let me know if you want anything edited.
By the way, I have been reading the "How to Do Animal Rights" and have visited the study group. Thank you for providing such a resource my friend. What you do is truly beautiful and I want you to know that I appreciate it deeply :).
just let me know if you want to participate in the group and i'll create an account for you.
btw, since your postings will likely lead to discussion, you may find B's group helpful (i think i already told you about it, but here's the link again):
This is excellent news my friend! Later today I am going to put together some facts given in "Mad Cowboy" and "Slaughterhouse" on how dirty chicken meat actually is. I'll post it here as soon as I am done.