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Why go Vegan? For Animal Liberation

Animals are presently viewed as commodities rather than individuals. This has led to a situation of normalized animal abuse, where we feel justified in confining, manipulating, and killing them by the billions.

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Normalized Animal Abuse and How to Fight It
It is a tragic fact of our present situation that violence lays at the core of the current human relationship with farmed animals. Every year, nearly 70 billion land animals, along with well over 1 trillion sea animals are killed so that we may use their bodies for food or clothing. Each one of these animals is an individual, with a first-person experience every step of the process that turns their life into another commodity to be consumed. If we truly wish to call ourselves animal lovers, we must make a shift away from violence and towards compassion in regards to how we treat the vulnerable creatures that we share this planet with.
Beyond the brutality animals endure on the slaughterhouse floor, violence is readily and unapologetically used as a tool to control farmed animals at every stage of the process. We don't want pigs to bite each other, which they do as a reaction to the stress of the factory farm, so we rip their teeth out of their heads without pain relief. Cows are reluctant to enter the killing floor after watching their companions fall before them, so we use high voltage electric jolts to force them to continue on. Chickens peck at each other due to their cramped quarters, so we forcefully sand their beaks down. The list of tolerated violent practices is a long and horrifying one, and it is made all the worse by attempts to hide these realities from the general public.
Animals cannot understand why we do these things to them, and are unable to consent to any of the mistreatment they receive over the course of their lives. However, it is still essential for us to understand the reasons why we treat animals in this manner. The vast majority of people who use animals for food do not do so out of necessity, but rather out of a desire for to eat tasty food. This realization forces us to confront some important questions: what is more important, taste or life? Will we live compassionately alongside the life we share this planet with, or be their dominators?

Family Separation in the Factory Farm Industry

A routine and particularly disturbing industry practice is that of widespread family separation, even in highly social beings. For example, in the dairy industry, mothers have their babies taken from them less than 24 hours after giving birth. This prompts a mourning process for the mother, and the baby will then be placed in a solitary confinement hut until being either killed or forced to enter the dairy industry themselves.

Because cows are repeatedly forcibly impregnated to produce the most milk, this tragedy will play out multiple times over the course of her life, until she too will be killed after no longer being able to produce milk.

Cow in factory farm
Creating a More Compassionate World
The vast majority of people already know that unecessary animal cruelty ought to be avoided. Anybody who has ever lived with a companion animal like a dog or cat knows what it's like to truly love a non-human animal, and the beauty of seeing them for the individual that they are.

In order to build a more compassionate world, we must understand that there is nothing about farmed animals that separates them from the companion animals that we already effortlessly display compassion towards. There simply is no property that morally justifies a pig as belonging on the dinner plate, while a dog belongs as a member of the family. To reframe this problem, all we must do is take our understanding that animal cruelty is wrong, and apply that understanding to all animals — whether society and the factory farming industry tells us they are mere commodities or not.
Key Studies on Animal Liberation
Recent research challenges the typical notion that we are sold regarding the lived experiences of farmed animals.
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Chickens in a cramped cage

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Better Understanding the Ethical Cost of Our Current Diets

Our culture's ever-growing demand for meat and animal products carries with it a grave cost to the animals. By making a change, we can create a more peaceful and compassionate world.

~70 billion Land animals are killed each year.

~1 trillion Sea creatures are killed each year.

95% Of farm animals in the US are raised in factory farms. Most of these animals rarely see the sky.

85% Of farmers and their families support a ban on new industrial animal farming facilities.

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