WARNING: DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO IF YOU ARE A SENSITIVE SOUL WHO CANNOT HANDLE VIOLENCE.
I consider myself to be one of those sensitive souls. And watching this video horrified me. It absolutely horrified me. Thank God that Mercy for Animals had the courage to expose this sick, twisted form of sadism that is standard operating procedure at E6 Cattle Co. in Hart, Texas.
And it is probably regular practice at a lot of other facilities, too.
These are incredibly sick acts of violence shown here. Mercy for Animals announced some horrifying discoveries coming out of its investigation of E6. These include (in the words of MFA):
Workers bludgeoning calves in their skulls with pickaxes and hammers – often involving 5 to 6 blows, sometimes more – before rendering the animals unconscious Beaten calves, still alive and conscious, thrown onto dead piles Workers kicking downed calves in the head, and standing on their necks and ribs Calves confined to squalid hutches, thick with manure and urine buildup, and barely large enough for the calves to turn around or fully extend their legs Gruesome injuries and afflictions, including open sores, swollen joints and severed hooves Ill, injured and dying calves denied medical care The budding horns of calves burned out their skulls without painkillers
Mercy for Animals has pointed out that these sorts of actions are the logical outcome of a system that commodifies animals and turns them into objects instead of sentient living beings. How right they are.
There are lots of things you can do. Donate to Mercy for Animals (which is what I'm doing). Write a letter to E6 Cattle Co. (1750 Country Road 628, Hart, Texas, 79043). Share the video on Facebook or Twitter or other on your Blog. Get the word out any way you can.
And if you haven't already done so, please go Vegan. The violence you see in this video is far more widespread than you think.
Oh, and please do not fool yourself into thinking there is a "humane" way of murdering living beings. You know what? There is not. The only "humane" way is veganism.