Paul McCartney :: Glass Walls :: PETA

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I am not a Vegitarian

Before my son opened my eyes to animal cruelty, I thought that it was just about people who don't know how to treat their pets. I had known about PETA, but I thought they were just trying to save the seals, and foxes. Now that my eyes have been opened, I see more than I ever knew existed.

As a child I spent many summers on my Grandparents' farm. There was no cruelty there. Grandpa kept ponies, a couple of horses and the occasional sow or calf. Grandma kept chickens, and later Guinea hens, which roamed free. This was the type of farm I was familiar with, and I had seen how the egg farm, owned by my cousins' Grandparents was kept. Also what today would be called free range. As a matter of fact it was an all day job, starting before the crack of dawn, to manage these farms. Work would not end until after dinner time. Bed times were strictly observed, and no one was idle. Even as a visitor I helped gather eggs. The hens were actually friendly. The eggs were checked to see if they had been fertilized, only unfertilized eggs were ever used in cooking.

Why would you kill an unborn chick on an egg farm, right? Fertilized eggs were taken for incubation on some farms, while on others they were allowed to hatch naturally.

The world has changed, while none of us were looking. Farms that used to produce locally, small ones, were weeded out, for the sake of regulation and progress. Instead of getting eggs from a variety of egg producers locally, most eggs now come from factory farms.

Free range and pasture raised animals are coming into popularity, for those who have not decided to go vegetarian, or vegan yet. The prices on some of these items may seem incredibly high, when compared to their distant cousins, the factory farm.

From a Kid's point of View

The videos.

The above video is a reaction to, a video that was a reaction to, Paul McCartney's Glass Walls Video... Yes, children get flustered but basically that is what he's trying to say. The video below is a video about why the YouTube poster decided to take the reaction video down.

Ironically it is again from the mouths of children and teens that we as adults can see, what is going on in this world is just wrong.

I warn that the girl below does use some colorful adjectives (profanity) but I decided she needed to be heard. If I am told to change it I will, but as I think at times extreme situations bring out the rage in all of us, I think she deserves to be heard.

Warning: PETA'S Glass Walls Video

The following video should only be viewed if you have a strong stomach, and should never be viewed by children. If you plan on viewing this video, please have your children leave the room.

I will tell you before you start that there will be things, as described in the above two videos, that you do not want to see. Sufficed to say, it is here for you to view because it needs to be seen.

Glass Walls (condensed version)

About Glass Walls

People the world over have choices to make when they walk into the supermarket. There will be signs and sales, all sorts of distractions. You have to feed your family, after all. So Vegan, Vegetarian, or omnivore, the choices are wide. The only way to decide to be healthy is to know what is in your food. Genetically altering the growth of animals, mistreating them, torturing them, it makes these decisions much more difficult.

I can not tell you to never eat meat again for the rest of your life, but I can tell you that eating Kosher may not be the answer either. I had believed, as I was told by my mother-in-law that Kosher meant the animals did not suffer. Naively I had intended to show you the difference, but what I found instead was the following video.

Kosher Treatment of Animals?

How Do We Know?

Paul McCartney on being a Vegetarian

So What is To be done?

There is one way, and one way only, to know what is going on your plate. Educate yourself. Ask yourself some key questions. Then do some investigations of your own. What types of food alternatives are out there, and how might it affect your food budget?

Ironically the healthiest portions of our population eat very little meant, supplementing their diets with rice and beans, or legumes. The highest instances of diseases such as cancer, heart disease and high blood pressure are not in Mexico, Asia, France, or Italy. All of these nations have their fair amount of robust individuals, and you would be amazed that they eat very filling meals, but the meat in those meals is home grown, not factory farmed, and they eat a lot less of it. Here in the US we have been taught that "Pork is the other White Meat" and eggs are okay to be eaten every day. That may have been true fifty years ago, when local producers provided for local markets; before science had come up with ways to make the animals grow faster and larger, to feed an ever growing population.


It's All About Education

My philosophy of life has always been to live and let live, your choices are your own. I also believed that education was the key to a better world. I still believe that.

It is my son's gift to me, and my gift to you, an education about what is really on your plate. Whether you walk away and join PETA for more information, or you just decide it is too much to do anything about, think about this:

There are many people that are out of work in this country, and around the world. The people who are working on these factory farms and in these slaughterhouses have jobs. When they get those jobs they are given strict guidelines as to how the job is to be done. If they are following those guidelines, and this is what they are doing, something is wrong with that company. If they are "caught on tape" breaking the rules because they can, then those are the people who are really responsible for our failing economy. To use being "underpaid" as an excuse for animal cruelty is beyond comprehension. Do you kick you dog because your paycheck is too small? Of course not.

Would you be happy to have a job? That is what I am talking about. If given a job, you'd do it the right way. Not like this.

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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

Wow...I loved watching the first video as young boys are always so graphic...Rated 10 and above!

He is really good as is your hub. Thanks for raising awareness.

thanks, Faybe!


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you, Ann! I really appreciate the support. I wanted to find some good news, but the search continues.


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

Those poor animals! It makes me so sick...the suffering, the needless suffering...I'm really gonna go vegan, I can't countenance this.


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

I agree Paradise. I can't think of animal flesh as food any more. When I think of the skyrocketing food prices, and hearing that the workers are "underpaid" for what they do, so they are cruel? No it's too much.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

Very good hub and great information. I have known about peta and the cruelty to animals for sometime now. I watched a documentary on what they do to cows to get them to produce more milk and the milk machine that sucks all the milk out of these poor engorged cows. These machines are so powerful that after a while it will start sucking blood from the cow and therefore there is a lot of cow blood inside milk that you find at the grocery store. That was the beginning of the end for me. I appreciate you spreading the word and now if we could spread the word about abortion maybe it would have the same effect. Happy Easter great job.


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Ladyjane! I know about the cows, and the milk industry, which will ultimately come into play as I try to raise awareness of what's on our plates! Habee did an excellent hub on veal, which I never eat anymore. It didn't used to be this way! Farms can produce enough to provide for large communities without hurting the animals. It is all about production now, and they fill the cows full of hormones to make them produce more milk. It is shameful.


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lovemychris 6 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

I can't watch those video's Faybe...it's too awful. But I guess that is just ignoring it and pretending it's not happening...It really is horrible and sad beyond belief. But I will tak your advice...eat less meat at least!

And that Hub info at the end was more than helpful. I'm lost with all this!

Thank you for both.


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Lovemychris, yes it was too much for me. I couldn't watch all of it. I wasn't raised that way. Farms were so different then. I am doing another hub, on better alternatives. I just have an awful lot of research to do before I can say the alternatives are actually better. I thought: free range, green market, or Kosher would be good; unfortunately, that is not always the case.


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

You know this one was a hard one. .but hats off to you for showing us what goes on .. specially in the 'Kosher' world... I see you are really off and running. . I have some catch up to do .. !


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Yes it was very hard to write about this. I thought Kosher was okay, as it is supposed to be Humane! I was really upset. This is not the way it used to be. I can't imagine the horrors these animals have suffered over the yeas. Daily torture of animals, what a job! I don't know how these people sleep at night!

You'll have plenty of time to catch up, as I have three days this week I can't write at all, I'll be playing catch up, on the weekend.


Shame on PETA! 6 years ago

PETA members and supporters should be ashamed that PETA compared pigs to women murdered by Robert Pickton:

"Papers won't run PETA ad linked to Pickton case": ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20021114/peta_pickton021113/

PETA rebuffed over anti meat ad: missingpeople.net/peta_rebuffed_over_anti_meat_ad.htm


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

I have decided to approve your comment in the fairness of showing both sides, even though you choose to remain anonymous and I have no way of contacting you to tell you this. The first site you posted includes a link to PETA for those who want to learn more about this great organization.

Next your ads are from articles written in 2002! Yes those murders happened in the late 90's and early part of this century! So, Shame on You! Bringing that old news here!

Your second link claims that PETA says that if people quit eating meat that they will become less violent. There has been a link between red meat and violent tendencies that is very well known! Just as the "old wives tale" that once a dog or lion bites a human they become a man eater, has also proven to be true. That is why they put the animal to sleep! Get your facts before you come to my humble page and say Shame on PETA. Shame on you! These women were slaughtered! PETA should say something, we should all be saying something! WOMEN SLAUGHTERED LIKE ANIMALS! It is an outrage! It should be shouted from the roof tops, the man who did this should be put to a painful death! Every Agency in the world should be saying something! The fact that they only convicted him on 6 of the murders should also make the news. He was accused of 34 but didn't have to pay for all of them, so sad. He had the audacity to appeal, doubly sad.


danielle  6 years ago

here here good on u people who raised awareness for those poor animals suffering its terrible and also good on paul mcartney doing a great job showing the footage of whats going on behind glass walls the more people who know the better i cant watch the video cause it will haunt me for the rest of my life i am seriously thinking of becoming a veggie im already eating those vegetarian sausages paul mcartneys ex wife brought out linda mcartney and they are really nice and tasty i look up to people who look after the animals and raise awareness i always read up on peta for the ethical treatment of animals but can never ever watch videos of animals being killed and tortured not got a strong stomach but i advice people to watch it to know about the real cruleness of the fur industry and the animals like cows and sheep and chickens but like me i couldnt people needs to know where fur coats come from only if u knew, u wouldnt wear a dog or cat on your back a lot of people dont know youll only know if u watch the video


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Danielle! Thank you for reading and commenting! I have written about the fur industry as well. Often people flag the videos I have used to raise awareness, and then the links don't work. Just the fact that the videos are flagged and don't work is a statement on the cruelty, I think!

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