|forcing pregnancy on a cow|
Cows carry calves full term and go through the trauma of childbirth. And then these mothers known for displaying a very strong maternal bond with their newborn - have their calf kidnapped. These exploited bovine beings are bred with the intention of taking their baby from them, usually within a day or two of birth, and either killed or made miserable and then killed and sold as “veal”.
|VIOLENT restraint and SEXUAL ASSAULT for bull semen|
Breeding dogs for profit (or even not for profit) is misguided on so many levels. Around 4 million cats and dogs are killed every year in U.S shelters alone. Every day, day after day, human's-best-friends have their lives ended before it was even lived. It's not reasonable to allow dog breeding when there are so many already here; in concrete, loveless shelters unjustly on death row. Their crime? They were not people's dream breed of dog. Any being has the birthright to select who they breed with, without human intervention.
The majority of animals in laboratories were purpose-bred specifically to be used in experiments and then killed. These exploited victims are "manufactured" to be research tools by those who disrespect 'other-than-human animal life'. People who sell purpose-bred animals are known by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as 'class A dealers'. Worldwide it is estimated that the number of vertebrate animals ranges from the tens of millions to more than 100 million animals used annually. Purpose-bred birds, rats, mice, fish and other cold-blooded animals are the majority of species exploited for research. Over one million dogs, cats, non-human primates, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, and farmed animals are experimented on in just U.S. laboratories, every year.
|Richard Ryder coined the word 'speciesism'|
If you pay the hit-man, you'd be convicted of murder, by law. Many people think of the word "murder" only pertaining to human beings, but humans need to open their eyes to the sad fact that they are mass murderers of other members of the animal kingdom. Breeding - then exploiting - then murdering.
Don't buy animals from breeders. (Don't buy animals; just as you would not buy a human being.) When we stop buying; they'll stop breeding. We animals of all species have the intrinsic right not to be bred by someone else. When Mark Twain describes the human race as 'the lowest animal', he had a point. No other animal engages in the repulsive ritual of exploiting the reproductive system of helpless animals. Because people have given themselves a legal right to own another animal, they can do whatever they want with "their possession".
If we take a step back from our societal conditioning, we can clearly see that forcing pregnancy and childbirth on someone for personal profit must no longer be considered socially acceptable or legal. Overpopulation and diminishing natural resources are occurring simultaneously. I believe we need to pause and question our breeding habits. But one really bad habit holding back the human race - is humans breeding other animals. When we live vegan and remove our guilt from participating in this injustice, it becomes perfectly clear that breeding anyone but yourself is wrong.