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Be compassionate, stop using animal products

Animals bred on factory farms for their flesh endure violent and cruel treatment, all in the name of profit.

They are crammed into spaces so small they can’t even turn around, have their tails, ears and genitals mutilated, with no anaesthetics, and are brutally slaughtered — some while still fully conscious.

Many well-known peace campaigners, including Dr Martin Luther King’s wife, Coretta Scott King, observed a vegan diet, as does his son, Dexter Scott King.

The carefree lives portrayed in the dairy industry’s “happy cow” commercials is a fallacy. The vast majority of cows used for dairy production today lead lives of deprivation, confinement, painful mutilations and cruel handling.

These curious and intelligent animals are denied access to open pasture and treated as mere milk-producing machines — forced to live on manure-coated concrete floors in overcrowded sheds.

Please consider the compassionate route. Avoid using animal products, let animals share this world, it is all they’ve got.

Bernie Wright
Co Dublin


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