Animal Synecdoche


 From Wichita and Des Moines
to Chicago and Schenectady
pigs are murdered and renamed
pork bellies, chops, loins and bacon
in a bloody and cruel synecdoche.

Cows suffer so many ways


They are 1. branded by redhot irons 2. Bulls are castrated 3. They are caught on barbed wire fencing. 4. They die in blizzards and of thirst in droughts. 5. Their ears are stapled with numbers. 6. They are injected with dangerous vaccines. 7. The mother cows have their babies ripped from them. 8. Electric shocking rods are used to control cows trying to get to their calves. 9.Their udders are painfully swollen from the injection of female hormones, sometimes do large they drag on the ground. 10. Milking machines cause their udders to bleed and to drop infected material into the milk. 11. Billions of cows spend their lives confined in barns, factory farms or behind fencing.




All slaughter is great suffering. But

an even worse method has been devised during the CDC shutdown of America. Pigs

are being crammed into 1 room, and the temperature increased until they die.

If they've never been to a slaughterhouse but eat meat, they pay for a hitman to do

the job. See the unspeakable murder. There are thousands of slaughterhouse, dairy

farm, chicken factory farm, fishing, and other hideous exposes of the brutality humans for the sake of appetite visit on animals. Animal food shortens human life expectancy. has numberless interviews... enter key words in search.

For those who speak

other than English, synecdoche

is a word meaning the whole is

called by one of its parts


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patriciajj's picture

I saw footage of the torture

I saw footage of the torture these very gentle, sociable and intelligent creatures endure from the moment they're born to the time they die for our fleeting pleasure. Suddenly there was a story behind all that neatly wrapped pork chops and bacon. And I wanted no part of it.  Who, knowing the suffering, would want a part of it?  Many others who have visited livestock factory farms or seen footage of the horrors could no longer support this brutality. 


I'm so glad you continue to raise awareness of the needless suffering of animals. I found a quote by physicist Brian Greene that made me think of you: 


"From my limited experience, vegetarians typically are people who are willing to challenge the usual, accepted order of things. Moreover, they’re often people willing to sacrifice their own pleasures in pursuit of what they believe is right. These same qualities are often what’s needed to make great breakthroughs in the arts and sciences."


Keep up the fight. You make a difference. 


saiom's picture

what a beautiful review

what a beautiful review Patricia  thank you

There's a hideous new slaughter method in Iowa... putting untold numbers of pigs in a warehouse room... locking the doors  and not gassing them with carbon monoxide which

would be painless but turning up the heat til they die of it



patriciajj's picture

Oh God, that's horrific.

Oh God, that's horrific. Thomas Jefferson said: "The measure of society is how it treats the weakest members” 


Now some may argue that he was referring only to humans, but it has been proven by psychologists that people who abuse animals are also likely to abuse other people as well.  We can't call ourselves a decent, let alone enlightened society,  and passively rationalize and accept such cruelty. 


Thank you for raising awareness on behalf of these beautiful, defensless, terrorized living beings. You are a bright light. 

saiom's picture

  Dear P   Thanks for being


Dear P   Thanks for being here

Here is an interesting set of videos by Bill Maher, James Cromwell, Lily Tomlin



patriciajj's picture

Thank you for sharing those

Thank you for sharing those videos. It's encouraging to see that sort of activism by celebrities. 

allets's picture

Got Pig

In fridge now.  



Lady A


saiom's picture

Your chart indicates you have

Your writing indicates you have compassion for the suffering