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Welcome to the weekly CVA blog by Lorena Mucke, CVA Coordinator! In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries.

Eating Animals Supports Violence
August 31, 2015

Welcome to the weekly CVA blog!  In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries.

  1. Fish are Friends, not Food
  2. This Week’s Famous Quote: Dr. Will Tuttle, “The World Peace Diet”
  3. How to Kill Millions of Chickens At Once
  4. This Week’s Bible Verse: Mark 7:18-19
  5. Christensen Farms in the Spotlight Again for Animal Cruelty
  6. This Week’s Video: Viral Video: Live Whale Shark Brutally Hacked to Death Sparks Outrage

1. Fish are Friends, not Food

Fish are sentient beings with a very complex nervous system and behaviors. They are the most common pets but the most exploited animals as well. They are “harvested” by the billions without any concern for their pain and suffering, or the destruction of their habitat.

Please visit Fish Smarts: Why Fish Are More Than Just Streams of Protein.

Fish are creations of God, who glorify Him/Her by their existence. When we don’t allow them to express their God-given instincts we are going against their life purpose, which like ours, is to be able live our full potential. After all, fish value their lives as much as we value ours.

2. This Week’s Famous Quote

Our inherited meal traditions require a mentality of violence and denial that silently radiates into every aspect of our private and public lives, permeating our institutions and generating the crises, dilemmas, inequities, and suffering that we seek in vain to understand and effectively address.

A new way of eating no longer based on privilege, commodification, and exploitation is not only possible but essential and inevitable. Our innate intelligence demands it.”

~ Dr. Will Tuttle, “The World Peace Diet”

3. How to Kill Millions of Chickens At Once

Due to the devastation bird flu is causing to the chicken industry, many ways to kill millions of animals at once are discussed in order to prevent the virus from spreading. Surprisingly, one of the ways proposed by John Clifford, the Chief Veterinary Officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to shut off ventilation systems at poultry barns. This way all the animals who fit in a barn are killed at once; however, they might take up to 3 hours to die.

Please visit The most gruesome way to kill millions of chickens at once.

The cruelty and apathy toward God’s animals seems to have no end. It’s imperative we reclaim who we really are, instead of being who society tells us we should be. Our true essence is one of love. Let’s never forget this.


4. This Week’s Bible Verse 
(RSV) Mark 7:18-19

“Whatever one eats does not defile him (Mark 7:18-19). This passage reads, “And he [Jesus] said to them, ‘Do you not see that whatever goes into a man from outside cannot defile him, since it enters not his heart but his stomach and so passes on?’'"

This section actually relates to eating with unwashed “defiled” hands (Mark 7:1-5). Jesus then explained that the Pharisees were only concerned with what went into their mouths, but what really defiles a person are evil thoughts from the heart within.


5. Christensen Farms in the Spotlight Again for Animal Cruelty

Christensen Farms, one of the largest producers of pork in the country is on the spotlight once again for animal cruelty. An undercover investigation by Last Chance for Animals revealed horrific cruelty to pigs at one of their facilities. The following are some of the atrocities often in full view of corporate management:

  • Workers hitting, kicking, and stabbing animals with sharp objects and dragging pigs by their ears and snouts
  • Piglets carelessly tossed into gas chambers and left to suffer overnight because workers failed to confirm they were killed
  • Pigs with large vaginal and anal prolapses and other severe injuries forced to walk or drag themselves before being shot
  • Animals routinely left to suffer and slowly die without food, water, or proper veterinary care

To learn more and watch the video please visit Criminal Abuse Exposed at Major Pig Factory Farm, and share!

 Cruelty to God’s animals is abominable and certainly goes against the teachings of compassion, love and justice of Christ. The only way to stop this cruelty is to stop supporting it.


6. This Week’s Video: Viral Video: Live Whale Shark Brutally Hacked to Death Sparks Outrage

A video exposing the hacking of a live whale went viral. Even those who don’t seem sensitive to the suffering of animals believed this act was wrong and too cruel.

To learn more please visit Viral Video: Live Whale Shark Brutally Hacked to Death Sparks Outrage.

Aquatic animals are sentient beings who feel pain. Let’s hope the horrific act of the torturing of this whale helps raise awareness about the massive brutality inflicted on hundreds of billions of fish and other aquatic creatures every year around the world.


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