martes, 25 de junio de 2013


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By Hugo M. G. von Österreich und von Toskana
Member of the Union of Concerned Scientists (USA)
June 25, 2013

Source: BFC

If there is such a thing as reincarnation, and who is to say that this is not true or otherwise, to be born as a chicken would be the worst punishment. 

Chickens are the most mistreated and tortured animals on Earth. 

From Japan to Portugal and San Francisco (USA), from Norway to South Africa, from Patagonia to Alaska... Around the world, chicken is on the menu. 

Every hour that goes by, millions of chickens (Fig. 1) die bleeding with their throats cut at industrial slaughterhouses (Fig. 2, Videos 1-2) or at home.

Figure 1. Sentient living chickens are transported piled up to the slaughterhouse. Source:

Figure 2. A butcher is finishing off chickens by cutting the throat of those birds that avoided the mechanical blade. Source: photobucket.

                                                         WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES!
                                                  Video 1. Industrial chicken slaughterhouse.


                                          Video 2. Organic chicken slaughterhouse.

It does not matter whether they are grown organically or non-organically, death always awaits the chickens.

Earth is Chickens´ hell!!!!

The cultural chain

Humans eat what they were taught to eat. They drink what they were taught to drink. They behave as they were taught to behave. They talk as they were taught to talk. They even think as they were taught to think at home and school.

They grow up soaked in a cultural soup and the surrounding juice penetrates up to their bones and neurons. 

It is a cultural chain to which we humans are tied to whomever or wherever we are born.

It is our duty to question any link of this cultural chain.

It is now wiser to eat the grain

The way we treat animals and nature is a direct reflection of our cultural chain. If we add only links of destruction and pain to this chain, we will have a painful society. 

If we add only kindness and caring links to this cultural chain, we will enjoy a peaceful and kind society.

At the present time, man´s cultural chain is dotted with good and bad links here and there, with no uniformity whatsoever. And we are not talking of cultural homogenisation, which is a different thing.

Nevertheless, there are certain patterns on this cultural chain. The bad links tend to fall together and form long sequences along the chain, making it weaker. Weaker in the sense of the healthy maintenance of the Biosphere.

Whereas the good links are very dispersed and far apart and should all come together to make man´s cultural chain stronger. Stronger towards a healthy Biosphere.

Despite its drawbacks such as sickening our minds with wrong information or images which do not add up but rest, internet could be used to bring about the gathering of the good links, to balance and hopefully outbalance the force of the bad links and, in the long run, end up with a stronger chain, always geared towards taking good care of the Biosphere.

Considering that we are now 7 billion human beings on planet Earth adding certain links to our massive cultural chain, such our addiction to meat consumption, will make weaker the planetary ecosystematical web of chains upon which our cultural chain, including its alimentary aspects, depends.

Meat eating at the present scale and level that man has elevated it is now exerting and will put a tremendous pressure upon the finite natural resources of the planet. 

Furthermore, heavy and frequent meat eating makes us sick.

Massive meat consumption by man weakens Mother Earth´s chain web. 

And if there is no Earth´s chain, there is no man´s cultural chain at all in the end.

It is now wiser to eat the grain.


FAO (2006). Livestock´s Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options. United Nations, Rome. Read document in ENGLISH (2006, 390 p.), ESPAÑOL (2009, 465 p.) or FRANÇAIS (2009, 464 p.)

Spellman F. R. & Whiting N. E. (2007). Environmental Managament of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA. 475 p.

Turner J. & D´Silva J. (Ed.) (2006). Animals, Ethics and Trade: The Challenge of Animal Sentience. Earthscan, London, UK. 286 p. 

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