30 cows dead! Survivors sent to slaughter 💔
My heart is breaking with those lives lost and with who survived this devastating situation.
Farm Animals have been so commodified for consumption that humans have eradicated all emotional connection. We have numbed, if not all together killed, our ability to experience empathy and compassion in order to actively enable a system (animal agriculture) we would innately feel and see as violent, abusive and cruel.
In all ways that matter we are the same and as individuals, they build a social network.
Like us, family, friends, they speak to one another, they comfort, sooth, play, protect, guide, and love. The other day I watched as two of mine spoke to each other with bombastic moos and they head pushed it out. Within a minute, the feud was over and they went back to eating their hay. I also know they mourn. They grieve, they cry, the express sadness. They have also allowed me to mourn and grieve WITH them. 💔
I can’t imagine their terror after this accident, all the mangled death, bodies they would have had to climb over for safety only to be callously rounded up and sent to a violent slaughter.
They are individuals!!!! Make the connection!
@judith_samson_french “There is no right way to do the wrong thing
#Canada does long haul transport of 100,000s cattle.
That's up to 52 hours across Canada.
Because cattle got to go where the price is right.
Best price for their carcass, or their feed.
Truckers are not farmers or producers.
They are hired to drive trucks, across Canada.
In all weather systems over 2 days.
Drivers get tired.
Animals pay the price.
Long hauling of animals involves pain, fear and distress.
They are starved and dehydrated.
They are crowded, and subjected to weather extremes.
Long haul transport of cattle do not respect ANY of the 5 Freedoms for animals.
PS: CFIA acknowledged that and reduced transport time to 36 hours.
However, CFIA buckled to "producers" pressure to keep transport time at 52 hours.