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"He Frequently Had to Cut the Legs Off Fully Conscious Cows"

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Posted February 27, 2009 by Rachelle Owen

I once read an article where Ramon Moreno, a slaughterhouse worker, explained that for as long as seven minutes after their throats have been slit, many cows [on the slaughter line] are still alive and fully conscious.

His job was to cut the legs off the animals, and he frequently had to cut the legs off fully conscious cows. He told the Washington Post, “They blink. They make noises. … The head moves, the eyes are wide and looking around.

I think this piece of artwork, sent in by a Street Teamer, speaks for itself.


“They really do bleed cows out that way, but people still don’t seem to be too traumatized by it, so I decided to step it up a notch and see how people would react to a woman suffering the same death.” The artist, Sam says, “Three people in my class said that it bothered them so much that they would second guess eating meat that day. Not a huge accomplishment, but it’s something anyway.”

That is a huge accomplishment! Every person counts and this is a perfect example of a how your school projects can help save animals. Check out peta2’s guide to class projects here, and let us know if you need help getting started! And make sure you send us any of your animal rights artwork so we can add it to our DeviantArt page!

Stay loud!
-Rachel
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