PETA: Camels, Llamas, and Sheep Abused in New York!

Originally posted on STOP ANIMAL ABUSE:

“This is outrageous….please visit the link below & show you care about animals….they are not machines, they are sentient beings like us, afraid of loud noises, crowds, stress etc. I wouldn’t let my dogs live in those conditions, let alone these other poor animals who are used to wide open spaces! Please click the link below to sign the petition!”

Using live animals for entertainment is NEVER acceptable, yet this is exactly what the Madison Square Garden Company is doing to promote the Radio City Music Hall‘s Christmas Spectacular holiday shows.

No animal should be forced to live in these conditions!

The camels, llamas, and sheep used in these shows are imprisoned in cramped holding pens and forced into stressful and terrifying situations—including being paraded down streets amid the traffic and huge crowds of New York City.

When they’re not confined to their tiny pens or weaving…

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Chris Hedges – Why Vegan? No other option “ecological meltdown”

Originally posted on Crash Test Vegan:

We have only a few years left, at best, to make radical changes to save ourselves from ecological meltdown. A person who is vegan will save 1,100 gallons of water, 20 pounds CO2 equivalent, 30 square feet of forested land, 45 pounds of grain, and one sentient animal’s life13 every day. We do not, given what lies ahead of us, have any other option.

Chris Hedges

If you need a clear, succinct, well-referenced summary that lays out the key  environmental reasons to go vegan read this article – Saving the Planet, One Meal at a Time (9 November, 2014) by Chris Hedges.

If you claim to care about the environment, then going vegan is not an option.  If you want to argue this position read Hedges’ article first, then we can talk.  [The list of linked references at the end of the article are also worth reading.]

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