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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!

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-Rachel
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  • 2338 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This…is Horriable!!!
    i have no words…

  • 2338 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    craaazy! that’s crazy, i have to do a speech for my french class and im doing it on animal rights.

  • 2340 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s a brilliant piece of artwork, I hope Sam gotta A+!
    As for Moreno, how could he do that job?! *pukes*

  • Amy

    2341 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is amaznig, well done Sam!

  • Kc

    2343 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think that any one that sees this and doesn’t think anything of it is uterly discusing and has no heart! This aplies to the slaughter houses too. How could a man, as little as we are in this uncivilized world, go in there, slit a cows throwt and walk away with that on his hands and not feel a thing from it. Its decusting and sick. A man so little would kill a tree and an even littler man would kill a animal. This aplies to the fur stuff too. We have a little thing called faux now and we don’t want dead animal fur! How could a person skin an animal while it is still alive then trow it in to a ben with other dead cacuses? and not feel a thing about it! How could you stand in front of thousands of dead skelletons and think ‘some one may be warm from the animals I kiiled and i dont think or feel a thing about it. I may only be 12 years old but i know that this is wrong on so many leavels that it is unjustice and crule!

  • 2343 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Wow Sam did an increadible job on his painting; I also paint as a hobby and I’m deffinatley getting major inspiration from his/her (sorry I don’t want to offend the artist!) work :)

  • 2343 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    wow that is pretty ugly im really freak out even im vegan but i feel the pain of those cow how they feel is pretty ugly wat those people kill those poor animals 1.people hu kill animals think that animmals have no feelines 2 animals have feeline and they ar smart 3 ppl plz stop eating meat is bad 4 is u stop eating meat u can save more 100 animals

  • 2344 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    :) Nice painting.

  • 2344 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    that’s really good! especially from the persepctive of me…who sucks at art. it’s a good idea to stick the person in there too.

  • 2344 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i loveee this it gets the message out and its creative big thing.

  • 2344 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    He is a good artist and it really gets the message across,

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