Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Fighting the Good Fight: Canadians for the Ethical Treatment of Food Animals
Bless Twyla Francois and the wonderful folks involved with Canadians for the Ethical Treatment of Food Animals (CETFA). They are making a difference and, as one of the few watchdog groups in this country, they are needed now more than ever. If you get a chance, please watch this powerful CETFA video about the treatment of sows in Manitoba. If this does not stir concern in your hearts for these beautiful animals, my friends, nothing will. We human beings have no right to treat animals in this fashion. Animals are not commodities. Animals are not goods, like slaves, to be bought and sold. They are living, sentient, breathing, feeling beings who love, feel pain and anxiety, form bonds, give birth, and should be able to grow old and die peacefully. But instead, they are subjected to this horrific treatment at the hands of the factory farm system. Our best hope is to spread the word about this system and how it brutalizes all animals and dehumanizes us by asking us to live in a state of constant denial and always look the other way. Videos such as this one shatter the denial and tear down the wall one brick at a time. Thank you, Twyla. And thank you, CETFA. You're making a huge difference. And we need you out there, fighting the good fight for the animals.