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.

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Footnote:

All slaughter is great suffering. But

an even worse method has been devised.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhavFP9f6b4

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

https://www.peta.org/features/celebrities-against-animal-testing/



 

 

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.  

 

 


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saiom's picture

Your chart indicates you have

Your writing indicates you have compassion for the suffering

https://theintercept.com/2020/05/29/pigs-factory-farms-ventilation-shutd...