I DARE you to watch this:

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  1. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 7 years ago
  2. mrpopo profile image74
    mrpopoposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing Habee. I haven't seen this specific video but I have seen clips included in it before.

    Awareness and understanding take time I suppose, so one day we'll get there. But until then animal abuse will continue.

  3. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Mrpopo, this video haunts me!

    1. mrpopo profile image74
      mrpopoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      As well it should. I've watched clips like those before and they're still just as disturbing as when I first saw them.

      What truly bothers me is when people keep these atrocities in the back of their mind, ignoring it because it's convenient to (I'm guilty of doing the same). We shouldn't take this easy path. Awareness is a step in the right direction, but there is still a lot of resistance in treating and raising animals compassionately and ethically (I would say "humanely" but I think that word needs to be redefined).

      You would think after going through the same mistakes with slavery and making the same discriminations that women, blacks and Jews faced we'd be a bit ahead in this aspect.

  4. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 7 years ago

    I'm working up the courage to watch it. If it involves animal abuse, I don't know if I can stand it! We saw a horrific documentary on the fur industry when we lived in Ireland - it haunts me to this day.

  5. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Habee I tried watching it. I watched a few videos a way back - they were about different forms of animal cruelty - red pandas, horses, animal vivisection, slaughtering, fur trade, food - on and on.

    I still feel sick even now - remembering back. I can't bear what we do to each other in the name of god, for spite, for money - or simply because we can, never mind how we treat our animals.

    Man's inhumanity to man is one thing - and the way we treat animals is another. I always think - when someone says 'how can we do 'x' to animals?' - that the answer lies in how we treat each other.

    I know we're not all this way - but still, I'm sickened at what we can be, what we can do - when we've got the power to be so many good things.

    I'm not watching it all Habee - not because I pretend those things don't happen, rather because I really will be sick. Cruelty of any kind makes me sick.

    Suffered from it myself (and how many of us haven't?) and my only conclusion as to why these things happen is because people make bad choices - because they can sad

    It was only a couple of days ago I watched something nasty about the way birds are reared (for human consumption) and that video was disgusting - and the birds were supposedly reared under organic, humane conditions.

    I've done my 'bit' over the years, still do when I get the chance - hence:


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  6. Bill Manning profile image71
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    I watched a bit of it but can't watch it all. I've seen many videos like this so I know what it shows.

    It seems, and is shocking, and many can't imagine how other people can do these things. It's because of what I have said before, everything is relative. That is, what your use to.

    I was raised in the redneck sticks of Vermont and had many friends with farms. I saw many things that because I did not spend much time on a farm I was shocked at what I saw.

    Yet everyone laughed at me when I tried to say that it seemed cruel to do this or that. They always were like "oh heck, they don't really feel much pain, they are use to it" and so on.

    They just were too use to how they did this stuff, raised that way, that to them it was normal and not at all cruel. They really, truly did not think it was cruel at all, just life as normal.

    I did some things when I was younger and still in Vermont that I can't imagine doing now. But at that time it just was how you did things in Vermont, it was normal life as a rural outdoorsman.

    That's not to excuse those who do these things, just that they really don't see what they do the way others do.

    Everything is relative,,,,, hmm

  7. Smart Rookie profile image65
    Smart Rookieposted 7 years ago

    I got as far as the pig tail docking and had to stop watching; it made me sick. The blood and guts didn't repulse me nearly as much as the obvious suffering of the animals.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image75
      Castlepalomaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I watch the whole uneasy film and understand all animal do love and share pain. I say to myself, Oh my God, what these Nazi humans are doing to our fellow earthlings. Yet there is not much justice in nature as the coyote eat the rabbit and cougar eats the coyote and so on.

      Seeing this film reminds me of watching holocaust films. When it come to meat production, it seems even worse because these animals have not much life to start with, as they are slaughtered very young. I hope to expose to people that the vast majority our own diesis come from meat. Heart Diseases reveal the diseases linked mostly to meat and dairy consumption.

      Next to not loving what you do in life, what you eat and clear fresh water shorten our own expectancy more than anything else

      1. Castlepaloma profile image75
        Castlepalomaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        A lot of people are not strong enough to watch this video, I'm glad for the few that are kind and thoughtful enough to do so.

  8. SpanStar profile image61
    SpanStarposted 7 years ago

    I watched this film and there is no excuse for this behavior from mankind.  We are now Into the 21st Century we have all sorts of chemicals, machines that can be used to get results verses the use of animals.  This once again shows the evil that man has always carry around with us.  Just like in the Roman arenas "The Thirst For Blood."

    And people keep talking about space aliens want to come to Earth so they can get the same kind of treatment- if mankind will do this to aminals they know about you're kidding yourself if you don't think they won't do it to creatures they don't understand.

    For the record I'm not an animal lover-(but I'm not animal hater either)

    1. Castlepaloma profile image75
      Castlepalomaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      As long as you do not do harm, your good in my books.

 
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