Saturday, 23 March 2013

Shocking Animal Rights Activists In Israel Branding Themselves

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  1. It's shocking, but sometimes I think such extreme activism revolts many people and causes them to turn away from the issue rather than look more closely. It's the same thing when you see those heart-wrenching ads of sponsoring poor children in a foreign country.

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    1. People who eat meat don't want to see this, ignorance is bliss and all that.

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    2. I'd brand a calf myself then cut it's throat and eat it the next day. These people are ridiculous.

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    3. Like you've even saw a calf in real life!

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  2. They had their website logo branded on them in pre-selected places. Their intentions may be good but really?

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    1. I didn't realise it was a logo

      “269” is a calf who was born into an Israeli dairy farm. His life will be cut off not long after it started. By branding his number on our bodies, we show our solidarity with the victims of the animal holocaust all around the world, remembering to never forget".

      Volunteers had the same thing branded on around the world, not just these eejits :)

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    2. In the video, I could see the 269life.com on the banner; after I commented I did a little more reading about #269 and visited the 269life website, so I have a little bigger picture of what they're doing and why. I don't know if I'll ever be 100% vegan, but as the years go by, I am leaning that way. I've always said if people could see what happens to their packaged and processed foods, they wouldn't eat it, and ditto for meat.

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    3. It's a very extreme case of fighting for what you believe in. I'd be a bit chicken I think. What's the saying, something about if abbattoirs had glass walls no one would eat meat. Something like that :)

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    4. There was exactly an abatoir with glass walls. On a UK Tv show called Kill it Cook it Eat it. The slaughtered various animals under ordinary conditions and then cooked them in an attached kitchen in front of a studio audience. Most people didn't have a problem with it. Also cows have much thicker skin than people and they are larger so nerve density is less.

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    5. Yes that's right, cows are vegetables.

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  3. I'm not vegetarian ... though I do respect vegetarians. I live on a farm, our animals free range, and we kill and eat our own local beef and chicken (our staple protein aside from the occasional mutton). None of the animals are hot branded though. I don't know what it's like in other countries but here any large animal skin branding (horses and cattle) is done using the freeze process. The animal is sedated lightly, the area is shaved, local anaesthetic applied and the freeze placed. The area is treated with antiseptic analgesic cream afterwards. But recently the process is being replaced with micro-chipping, anyway ...

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    1. That method sounds perfect. they freeze brand round here too but the sedation and anaesthetic is totally unheard of round these parts. Microchipping sounds like the way to go (other than meat-free ;) )

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