Posted by The Hammer at 07/20/14 02:38:05didn't have much time yesterday for a full answer. :-)
i find it odd because why should i, a vegan, sign a petition and clean up the mess of factory farming and make factory farming look better?
The only petition i am interested is to STOP factory farming, to go vegan.
Also, there is a distinct difference between "emotions" (which are short lived, unreliable and mostly cloud our senses and can get a lot of trouble for us) and "feelings", which are more stable and more reliable and are in harmony with ones reasoning, and essential part of the nature of living beings.
Posted by The Hammer at 07/17/14 23:55:32what is so bad about feeding dead piglets to their mother? They are already dead...
there have been petitions against the candian seal hunts since....decades. Nothing, as in "nothing" has changed.
Petitions can be very good especially when they support present protests.
Much better than petitions though, and what you can do as an individual from your home, is monitoring the media (newspapers, fashion mags) and write well balanced letters to the editor when they publish an animal unfriendly article. Rule nr 1; don't be the Sensitive Animal Rights Activist. Just be a concerned citizen who cares for animals, and stick to facts, not emotions.
Posted by ahimsa32fa at 07/18/14 04:43:39Feeding dead animals to live animals is considered to be the source of Mad Cow, which is not restricted to just cows.
Why are the piglets dead?
They quite likely died because of the unhealthy conditions that the vast majority of pigs are raised in.
So the piglets ground up in feed may infect the mother who eats them...
Psychology tells us that no decisions are made without an emotional component. Simply wanting to make a decision is expressing an emotion. Decisions made without allowing the emotional factor are why we have such rampant cruelty to non-human animals.
I'd say humans need to feel empathy more, not less.
Posted by StephenS at 07/16/14 11:29:19*Bump
Don't know if they are still looking for writers, but I wanted to bump this thread with a plea to go to the site and sign their petitions.
Stop Feeding Piglets to Their Mothers;
Also petitions to end Canada's Baby Seal Slaughter
And Stop Rhino Horn Trade