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Animals, Our Brethren
February 2, 2015

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

  1. Many Reasons To Not Eat Eggs
  2. Famous Quote: Holocaust survivor Edgar Kupfer-Koberwitz, in “Animal, My Brethren”
  3. Eating Abused Chickens
  4. Bible Verse: Proverbs 11:3
  5. God’s Animals Feel
  6. Featured Video: Our Gift to You

1. Many Reasons To Not Eat Eggs

The egg industry is a callous one and doesn’t want consumers to know it. Here’s why:

  • Millions of Male Chicks are Ground Alive
  • Egg Laying Hens are Routinely Mutilated
  • 95 Percent of U.S. Eggs Come From Caged Birds
  • Caged Hens are Unable to Extend Their Wings
  • Nearly One-Third of Hens Arriving at Slaughterhouses Have Broken Bones
  • Forced Moulting Kills Thousands of Hens
  • No Egg Laying Hens Reach Old Age
  • 20,000 Hens in One Barn Still Counts as Free Range
  • ”Organic” and “Humane” Labelled Eggs are Misleading

To learn more about each of these reasons, please visit You Will Never Eat Eggs Again After Reading This.

Eggs are not needed in a healthy human diet and eating them causes misery to God’s hens and their babies. As stewards of God’s Creation, do we need any more reasons to avoid eating eggs?

2. Famous Quote

“I refuse to eat animals because I cannot nourish myself by the sufferings and by the death of other creatures. I refuse to do so, because I suffered so painfully myself that I can feel the pains of others by recalling my own sufferings.”
~ Holocaust survivor Edgar Kupfer-Koberwitz, in “Animal, My Brethren”

3. Eating Abused Chickens

Nicholas Kristoff writes an excellent article in the NY Times exposing the cruel chicken industry, especially focusing on Purdue and their lies to consumers. In fact, he mentions Craig Watts, who raises about 750,000 chickens a year for Purdue. Watts was so stunned at Purdue’s false statements about how their raise chickens that he decided to come clear and show the truth. Kristoff clearly states that Purdue’s practices are standard of the chicken industry and incredibly misleading.

Please visit Abusing Chickens We Eat.

The vast majority of God’s animals raised for food live under hellish conditions and don’t die in a humane way. These animals are commodities to the chicken industry, certainly not viewed as loving creations of a loving God.

4. Bible Verses
(RSV) Proverbs 11:3

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.

The animal agriculture industry is not particularly known for its integrity, but instead for its deceiving nature. Supporting it makes us accomplices of their deceit and destruction to God’s Creation.

5. God’s Animals Feel

Jonathan Balcombe, Director of animal sentience at the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy, explains that animals feel, that they are sentient and therefore perceive the world through an array of rich emotions, both negative and positive. Balcombe explains that animals care about their lives as much as we care about ours, and that they clearly fear, joy, pain, sadness, etc. In short, animals are much more alike to us than most people think, and this knowledge brings tremendous implications in regards to our relationship to those animals we abuse for our benefit, such as those we call “food.”

Please visit Yes, Animals Have Feelings (Op-Ed).

Continuing to eat God’s animals even though we know this causes them much pain and suffering is insane! We can escape this insanity by allowing ourselves to awaken our buried compassion. Only then we can choose to reject causing unnecessary suffering and death in God’s Creation.

6. Featured Video: Our Gift to You

Watch this adorable video by Farm Sanctuary showing some of their amazing animal ambassadors. Each of them is clearly a sentient being who treasures his/her life as much as we treasure ours. Please visit Our Gift To You.

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