Magpie playing with a puppy.
A parents sacrifice.
This killed me
This actually always made me really upset
I’m thirty now, and this still really upsets me.
The red-bellied black snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus) is a species of elapid snake native to eastern Australia. Though its venom is capable of causing significant morbidity, a bite from it is not generally fatal and is less venomous than other deadly Australian snakes. It is common in woodlands, forests, and swamplands of eastern Australia. It is one of Australia’s best-known snakes, as it is common in urban areas along the eastern coast of Australia. It has an average total length of 1.5 to 2 metres.
This is generally not an aggressive species. However, when provoked, it will recoil into its striking stance as a threat, but will try to escape at the first opportunity. It is most active by day. When not hunting or basking it may be found beneath timber, rocks, and rubbish or down holes and burrows.
The diet of red-bellied black snakes primarily consists of frogs, but it also preys on reptiles and small mammals. They also eat other snakes, including those of their own species. [Wikipedia]
They do die.
Male chicks are ground up alive on day one because they are useless to the industry.
Those who aren’t, are gassed to death or suffocated under piles of other chicks in plastic bags.
All farms kill the males that they don’t use for stud because it is not financially viable to keep them alive when they are no use to the industry. They do not lay eggs, nor are they ‘fatty’ enough to be raised as meat. So they’re killed. They can’t even just be rehomed because nobody wants loud, noisy roosters who ‘give nothing back’ to their owners in the way of eggs.
Once a hen has finished her laying cycle, she too is killed. And again, all egg industries do this. I even got proof from the UK’s most popular and ‘famous’ egg company.
Male calves and surplus females are also killed. Males serve no purpose, so they are raised as veal, if not just killed outright.
Cows, like every other female animal, need to be pregnant and then give birth in order to lactate (produce milk). So she carries her baby around for 9 months, and then he is removed from her shortly after birth so he doesn’t drink all the profits. If he’s a boy, he’s disposed of in the methods mentioned above. If she’s a girl, she’ll be raised as a reproductive prisoner like her mother was, until she can no longer have babies and produce enough milk, so she is killed for cheap meat.
Within 24 hours of birth, her baby will be removed from her. Cows become so distressed that they will try and escape their paddocks to find their babies, and even disturb nearby residents with their heartbroken cries of grief. If the baby is a male, he might rarely be kept as a breeding stud, but otherwise he will be killed straight away, or raised for veal. In places like Europe, calves aren’t allowed to be put into those little sheds that you see in America and places. However their existence is little better, as they are instead all put into a pen and they are still killed as babies.
Dairy cows are on average, killed at age 4. Many are disabled and badly suffering before death. Downers are so common - I even saw downers on Open Days at colleges I visited. Downers are cows who cannot get up, are very lame and end up hopping or dragging themselves around. Their udders - swollen and genetically modified to hold x10 the amount of milk they should - certainly don’t help matters. Cows that can’t walk or are downers can’t legally be entered in the food chain, but they still are. Animals who can’t walk to their deaths are dragged, literally.
Downed cows are often ‘encouraged’ to move by slapping, kicking, jumping on them, pulled round the neck with a rope and dragged, stabbed or shunted by fork trucks, etc. There is a HUGE difference might I add between someone shoving/pushing/urging a cow to stand, and someone literally dragging her by the neck or stomping on her.
Learn more about the dairy industry and the treatment of its animals here.
The dairy and egg industries ARE the meat industries.
Here is the final penny floor update. We finished, the bathroom, and the house. Now that we’re all settled in, here’s how it turned out. (small album inside)
Grass cells under a microscope.
THEY LOOK SO HAPPY
"the sun is our mommy and she is big and very beautiful!"
that was the cutest thing I have ever read
The secret of Life: HAPINESS