|—||George Bernard Shaw (via veganpeacelove)|
These hogs get up to the scalding tank, hit the water and start screaming and kicking. Sometimes they thrash so much they kick water out of the tank; sooner or later they drown. There’s a rotating arm that pushes them under, no chance for them to get out. I’m not sure if they burn to death before they drown, but it takes them a couple of minutes to stop thrashing.
Hogs get stressed out pretty easy. If you prod them too much they have heart attacks. If you get a hog in a chute that’s had the shit prodded out of him and has a heart attack or refuses to move, you take a meat hook and hook it into his bunghole (anus). You’re dragging these hogs alive, and a lot of times the meat hook rips out of the bunghole. I’ve seen hams – thighs – completely ripped open. I’ve also seen intestines come out. If the hog collapses near the front of the chute, you shove the meat hook into his cheek and drag him forward.
|—||Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry (Gail A. Eisnitz)|
What’s cookin’ good lookin’
Yes, I’m complimenting myself.
Lunch prep for tomorrow :)
Balsamic vinegar and maple stir-fry with onions, broccoli, tomatoes and tofu, topped with sesame seeds
One year ago I switched my lifestyle completely. I became vegan for mostly health reasons which has now morphed into health and ethical reasons. I have learned so much this last year. I basically had to learn how to cook. Cooking is now one of my favorite things to do. I have also learned about nutrition, something I had never really thought about before. My focus now a days is finding the most nutrition foods to eat and making sure all my nutrition needs are met. I feel amazing and I’ll never go back to the way I was before.