Friday, January 30, 2015

dairy cows

Haunting words & photography from
Tamara Kenneally
on Dairy Cows
(yes, milk, cheese, butter)
With their engorged udders and empty stomachs, they ambled towards us in hope. In hope of food. In hope of help.

With their engorged udders and empty stomachs,
they ambled towards us in hope.
In hope of food.
In hope of help.
Once an animal gets to an abattoir,
as these dairy cows were,
there is very rarely a way out.

This is the furthest paddock away from
the actually abattoir building.

Over 700 dairy cows and unwanted cattle
are slaughtered daily here.
They are turned into hamburger meat.
If you are in America and ate a Burger King burger today,
these are the girls you probably ate.

Cows are not magic milk machines.
They must be impregnated to produce milk.
The thought of an entire industry based on
the lactation of females makes me shudder.

It's not just wrong, it's just plain creepy.
There was no way out for these beautiful girls.
Their cries of helplessness and fear were palpable.
They waited surrounded by a sense of doom.
As we walked away in tears,
all we could hope for was that their deaths be quick
and soon.
The unwanted. The unprofitable. Here is where they stand at the end of the line. After they've produced milk for human consumption and offspring for the meat industry, they are no longer profitable.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit

Today's article in the New York Times
U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit
Animal Welfare at Risk in Experiments for Meat Industry...

After reading I feel so hopeless, the poor animals!
The humans and the species that we have become.
I started questioning my food choices
because of health reasons and very quickly realized
where our meat comes from, long story short;
I am a healthy vegan now,
easily done if you get the proper information.
70% of the crops in the USA go to feed animals,
if we use those crops to eat the grains directly,
we could actually feed the entire planet,
and save water and other natural resources.

Check the painful graphic

I am glad people are getting educated and
realizing that producing 'cheap' meat
is NOT the answer to feed the planet,
the UN has been saying this for years
I truly hope that people reading this article in NYT
start paying more attention to what they eat,
the amount of suffering that implies trying
to feed a planet on ‘cheap meat’,
tax payers shouldn’t be supporting this nor
the immense cost of medical bills for a sick population.

Lambs in the “easy care” experiment are tagged so they can be traced to mothers that often abandon them after being left to give birth in open fields. The ones here died during a weekend last May. Credit Michael Moss/The New York Times
Go Vegan, is easy, delicious, and you will uplift your soul.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Los Angeles and Griffith Observatory

On the first days of January my mom and I
decided to visit the Griffith Observatory
spent a day in Los Feliz neighborhood Los Angeles
we encountered some lovely places & views
I don't have many night pictures, but at night is
when you can see the stars, is a place worth the visit!

Griffith Observatory

The sky is the limit!

View while climbing to the Observatory
View of Los Angeles city from the Observatory
My mom at a little French restaurant in Los Feliz
Los Feliz theater showing art and independent films!
Skylight books is a great neighborhood bookstore

Me at Skylight Books

The Punchbowl, a raw vegan milkshake place

Thursday, January 01, 2015

First sunset of 2015

Went for a nice walk this afternoon with my mom
a bad picture of a lovely canyon during sunset
in the neighborhood of Mission Hills, San Diego
Mission Hills canyon

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Adiós 2014

2014 was a great year even if...
I got whooping cough, missed so much work
still, I am thankful to be alive and well
Enjoying the last minutes of the year
with my mom visiting and resting at home
with my 2 bestests friends ever, Herr Gato and Frau Kitty
Frau Kitty and Herr Gato waiting for 2015, and some treats, mostly the treats
having learned about compassion & love for animals.
I got a 'new' look for 2015 too...
Shorter hair for 2015 so I can be even lazier!

I don't believe in new year's resolutions, but if I'd have to
I would like to:
Speak more for the farmed animals we eat,
so people can understand their pain and stop using them & eating them
Sleep more! I don't sleep as much I need to
Be healthier
Read more books!

Adios 2014, you were a great year.
Welcome 2015!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

It is Christmas

and we have a tiny Christmas tree
Frau Kitty is enjoying it
Frau Kitty and her Christmas table

I got to wear my Elf hat at work too!
vegan Christmas Elf

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Have a compassionate Thanksgiving
No animals on my wonderful meal today
Be Thankful, Be Cruelty-free, Be Vegan!
stuffing, organic pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, Turkey-less Roast from Trader Joe's, ALL vegan & delicious!
These lovely and fortunate turkeys are on a friend's farm, free from harm!

Turkeys alive on Thanksgiving
Please learn the truth about turkeys and spare them for the holiday
they are wonderful birds!
Turkeys are so abused, millions die for this holiday, take a look, is horrific

Have a compassionate Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Horse Races and Rodeos

Two protests today, horse races & bull riders,
what is this fixation with grown men
wanting to ride abused animals?
Both are millionaire industries too.
There is something very wrong with humans,
they don't questions themselves why?
They just do their abusing...
At the Del Mar Race track was so disappointing to
see all these cute women all dressed up with hats,
trying to be 'cool', how cool & hip is to
dress up to go see drugged abused horses dying on a race track?
Humans are just too close to see the cruelty of their ways.
Just question every thing you do,
every 'tradition' you will be amazed by your answers.

Protest at Del Mar Race Track
This 2014 Summer 16 Horses Died in 31 Racing Days!
Professional Bull Riders at Sports Arena, riding bulls is wrong!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dog meat in the US

"A Los Angeles restaurant has been granted permission to consume and sell dog meat. A Filipino group successfully argued that the banning of the consumption of dog meat violated their religious rights."

This is so terribly wrong, BUT is NOT much different than eating cows, pigs, and chickens... if you walk by China Town in LA you see a lot of lacquered ducks hanging this way, maybe this atrocity will show how cruel is to eat animals, not ONLY dogs, or cats, like the Chinese do.

WARNING!! Scary graphics of dogs looking just like lacquered ducks in Chinese restaurants, of course you don't mind seeing a roasted chicken, well, it is the same kind of graphic, but it is dogs, get used to see hanging dogs in LA, I guess? So you know...

In the Philippines today, there is an abundance of dog meat sold in restaurants and markets. The meat is as sold for as little as $1.30/kg. The trading and selling of dog-meat brings in nearly 3.8 million U.S. dollars per year, and nearly 500,000 dogs are killed for meat every year.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Cruelty-Free Halloween

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween
This cool cat is Against Animal Testing, Vivisection
and other horrors we do to animals on the name of 'science'
Please check the facts on Animal Testing
Most of the experiments done on animals
Do NOT translate OK to human testing

There are many cosmetics, personal care and household products
that test on animals, this is CRUEL and USELESS
Please check this list to buy products NOT Tested on Animals

Help the Animals, Do NOT Use Them, and Be a Cool Cat too
Is Not The Cat Who Needs His Head Examined


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