Domestic animals are treated as mere ‘milk machines’. Cows can only produce milk when pregnant hence, they are constantly injected with artificial impregnations, decreasing their lifespan by more than 15 years. Buffalos and goats are dehorned to reduce potential injuries to animals, or worse, to their owners. Their horns, full of hypersensitive nerves, are torn off with bare hands, cut, or burnt off their heads, without the use of anaesthesia. The females are fed hormones and antibiotics to force them to grow, after which they are slaughtered and sold.
More than eight chickens are cramped into tiny cages to maximise economic profit. Just like cows, they too are forced to reproduce, which uses about 30-fold or more calcium than their entire skeletal system. Weakened bones and osteoporosis is a common occurrence. The chickens, starved of nutrition, tend to eat their own eggs, resulting in mutilation of their beaks and solitary confinement. Baby male chicks, deemed useless, are either ground up alive or discarded in garbage bags — left for death due to lack of oxygen.
Veganism is certainly a step in the right direction, however there should be greater emphasis on a transparent production process by companies selling their products. How can you help?
- Buy milk from local sellers rather than super markets.
- Read the packet carefully and check for the source of the meat.
- Join animal campaigns such as the one by ‘Animal Equality’ to address animal cruelty.
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