That’s how many women and girls worldwide have been victims of genital mutilation—a painful, sometimes fatal procedure in which their genitals are hacked apart and removed, often without being given painkillers or anesthetics.
That’s how many young animals are victims of genital mutilation every year in the U.S. alone in the meat, dairy, leather, and wool industries. Their testicles are ripped out and crushed—all without painkillers and while the animals are fully conscious.
Bottom line: If you think it’s messed up that this is happening to humans, you should also think it’s messed up that it’s happening to animals every single day. Whether it’s being done to a child, a teenage girl, a piglet, or a calf, torture is never acceptable—no matter who the victim is.
Help your friends and family make the connection: