Ah... Mother's Day! And don't we know the cards, flowers and candy are being showered to praise these adored and adoring Moms!
But for those who may not know... Right this very moment, indeed at any time you look at your watch or calendar some mom some where is bearing down to deliver her baby either on a kill pen floor like Spirit was born to Faith:
Or Luna born to Bella:
Or countless nameless ones on the run from being hazed back to Yellow Stone - Or marched with their newborns in "pairs" to the slaughterhouses:
In February, 249,000 dairy cows were sent through Federally inspected slaughter plants
Round the clock we take mother's precious newborns and use special equipment to break open their bodies with. We hunt mother wolves when babies are in their dens. We club baby seals while their mothers are helpless to defend them. We steal baby elephants to train and "amuse" us in circuses. And remove "exotic" babies from their homes to "educate" us in zoos. We force infant primates into mad scientist's labs... And what we do for the want of eggs would horrify even an ogre.
We trap other mothers away from everything that's a natural instinct and dispose of her "excess" babies, a result of breeding that has created litters too large for each piglet to have a teat. We imprison tens of thousands of female dogs in tiny cages to spit out pet-store "inventory".
Yeah... We slaughter ewes with their lambs and nannies with their kids. Strange how we even adopted "their names" sanitizing our relationship with them even more. Meanwhile what human mothers do to their own kids in the way of shielding and warping the truth about "meat" and "livestock" is even more perverse still.
Yet, I know there are good people out there... Trying to live an honest life - And so I don't want to end this post totally on all the wrongs and harms that those "other" people do...
Instead, I'd like to praise this human "mom" who saved three young dairy calves "Maid Marion, Robin Hood and Little John". Now, if your heart doesn't melt watching the rescue of these gorgeous little lives... You go right to your Mom and tell her she must have neglected something in the raising of you!
Rescuer: Edgar's Mission
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We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.