“Us” vs. “them”that’s the mentality that gives humans the “excuse” to hate and cause harm. Real talk: This year of violence and unrest has lain heavy on the soul. In order to heal our society and ourselves, we need to start recognizing and reducing the violence in our day-to-day lives, including the violence that might accompany our “food.”

When it comes to the basic desire to live, humans are the same as pigs, cows, birds, and fish. There is no “them”—we are all us, humans and animals alike.

Animals just like these are systematically bred into a life of misery, locked in a cramped, filthy shed or cage for their whole lives. It doesn’t matter if their bodies will be labeled “humane” or not—they all wind up packed into this truck. This video captures their last moments on Earth.

They’re heading to the slaughterhouse, and they’re scared.

A horrific and heart-breaking scene; witnessed this morning *Only hours ago* outside Fearman's Pork Inc. The largest pig slaughterhouse in Ontario; a location to be held accountable for 10,000 innocent individual animal deaths each day. ➡️➡️ Please see full video online at Facebook Sympathy at Slaughter ⬆️⬆️ Link in bio!!! Witnessed in this video are innocent pigs, wretched as slaves. One pig is so exhausted she can not even stand up. She saw me and seemed curious to come closer. She couldn't even lift her overgrown body and legs off the ground. As her face fell against the muddy metal floor, my heart shattered to pieces. This pig is known within the Industry as a "downer" (an animal who is so ill or injured that they are unable to stand and walk on their own). PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) notes that as many as 10% of pigs are “downers”: "These sick and injured pigs will be kicked, struck with electric prods, and finally dragged off the trucks to their deaths." There are a variety of factors that increase the risk of a pig becoming a downer: 1. The trend toward raising the animals to heavier final body weight has been implicated as one likely cause. 2. Older sows are also more likely to become nonambulatory, due to the metabolic demand of lactation and traumatic or infectious arthritis. 3. The time pigs spend on the truck at the production facility and the unloading time at the slaughter plant are also important factors affecting their mobility?. Exactly what we are witnessing here. Please make kinder choices. ****~~~~~~> to support me on the front lines in our fight for the animals please visit Www.Patreon.com/SympathatSlaughter to make a donation. However big or small it means so much to be and brings me back to the slaughterhouses each and every time! I couldn't afford to do this all on my own anymore…. Your support means the world to me that you guys let me keep this going!!!??????✨

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Hannah Gregus, a 22-year-old recent college grad who lives in Toronto, religiously visits these desperate, often thirsty, and exhausted animals as the truck makes a stop outside her house.

My heart races each time a truck approaches. My heart breaks each time it pulls away.

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She knows that this is their last breath of fresh air and last chance to see the sun—through the holes in the sides of the transport truck.

Hannah gives them water, kindness, and apologies—apologies for what is happening to them and for the fact that she can’t give them the freedom they crave and can’t save them from the horror at the end of the trip. Then, she posts their final living portraits on Instagram so that everyone can “meet their meat.”

A suffered life before a tortured death; All for what? Bacon? and cheeseburgers?? Hotdogs? and sausages?? AND in a world? where 1 billion adults have been declared legally obese!!??******~~~~~–> Meanwhile, some 795 million people in the world? do not have enough food? to lead a healthy? active? life or lifestyle. That is about 1/9!!!!!????? people on earth. The vast majority of the world's hungry people live in developing countries?, where 12.9 percent of the population is undernourished??. And yes we sustain the lives of these innocent creators only to subject them to absolute torture to eat them*****~~~~~~> when we could just get our protein? from fruits veggies and legumes like these natural born vegetarian? animals are✌️. ****~~~>> please stop eating animals!!! Look up how it may have an impact to end poverty and solve world hunger!!! The solution is here??? the time is now!!!??? it's right is front of us! ~~~~~ stop eating animals!!!???? Act now!!!????? ~~~~~#SpeakUpForAnimals #FriendsNotFood #LovePigsDontEatThem #VeganFoodShare #VeganFit #CrueltyFree #VeganAthlete #VeganGains #VeganLove #RespectAllLife #CompassionOverKilling #Veg #Vegetarian #StopEatingAnimals ***********~~~~~~~~>>>>> To support me on the front lines in our fight again the exploitation of our animals friends please visit my Patreon account www.Patreon.com/SympathyatSlaughter ? every bit goes towards our project and every bit helps us raise our voices for the animals in need of our help !!???~~~~~~~

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Imagine what it’s like to live in other bodies and endure their transport-truck horrors.

These moments with Hannah are likely the only kindness the animals have ever experienced. And soon after, slaughterhouse workers slit their throats and cut up their bodies to be distributed to meat aisles around the country.

I have been carrying my experience with the piggies yesterday morning heavy in my heart since then ??…. So many of them were so eager to come to the grate window to put your fingers in their mouths. This lil babe sucked on me as long as he could. We were still connected even as the truck was pulling away. I would have never let go if I had the choice???. Kisses received from these babies are so loving and gentle. Did u know pigs have huge human teeth tuck in back there? You can always feel them so gentle but they would never ever bite you on purpose!!!???? These animals are desperate for love, they are desperate for affection! They deserve so much more than this. I am thankful for the opportunity of our connection yesterday morning and I will remember this pig and this day as long as I live?? …. I wish It didn't have to be this way. I wish it didn't have to end like this. I wish this lil babe could have come home with me and all the others!!! I wish we could have found them sanctuary ?…. I wish they would have let them live. #JusticeForAnimals #LovePigsDontEatThem #FriendsNotFood #StopTheSlaughter #StopEatingFriends #WhatsKillingThemIsKillingYou #MeatCausesCancer #BaconCausesCancer #BaconLovers #MeatLovers #BaconDay #Bacon #MeatlessMonday #VeganFit #VeganAthlete #VeganFoodShare #VeganForTheAnimals #CompassionOverKilling #Vegan #GoVegan #Advocate #SpeakUpForAnimals #Veg #Veganism #GoVeganOrGoHome. if you support my voice for animals please consider donating as little as $1-$5 a month to my project!!!! Link on SympathyatSlaughter.com. Under DONATE or Www.Patreon.com/SympathyatSlaughter >> any bit helps and any bit helps US make a difference in the lives of these animals!!

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There’s a silver lining to this story of violence: We all have the power to help stop it from happening to even more animals.

Jo-Anne McArthur We Animals

Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals 

Lesson of 2015: If you want to reduce the pain in the world by saving more than 100 animals every year from ever setting foot inside that transport truck, all you have to do is stop eating them! It’s really easy, and peta2 is always here to help you along the way. Start 2016 out right by helping animals.

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