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Lawsuit against farm animal cruelty

Last week animal advocate groups including the Humane Society of the United States and Farm Sanctuary told a panel in the appellate division of the New Jersey Superior Court that the state had bowed to the farm industry by allowing inhumane methods to persist on the grounds they are common practice for farmers and agricultural colleges, such as the starvation of chickens in order to boost egg production, the permanent confinement of pigs in cages so small they cannot turn around, debeaking of fowl, castration without anesthesia, and tail-docking in which most of a cow's tail is amputated to make milking easier.

New Jersey is the only state requiring officials to set humane standards for the treatment of farm animals and therefore, enforcing stricter animal welfare laws could potentially end up in better treatment of farm animals in the US. Nancy Costello Miller, an attorney for the state said, "We have to accept that these animals are being raised for human purposes," and referring to the practice of castration without anesthesia, she replied that the pain suffered by the animal is only brief and that “sometimes distraction is enough to take attention from the pain.”

To read the full article please visit http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=domesticNews&storyID=2006-12-13T212418Z_01_N13488270_RTRUKOC_0_US-ANIMAL-RIGHTS.xml 

The justification of inflicting pain and suffering to God’s animals on the basis that they are raised for human purposes is a mockery to God’s love for them. Christ teachings reflect God’s love and compassion to all Creation, and we are called to follow those teachings. A plant-based diet shows love and compassion for God’s animals.

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