Archive for May, 2008

Monday, May 5th, 2008

I try to lead my life by example and hope that the seeds I plant will someday grow into a forest of compassion. However, a colleague of mine just finished a job as an undercover worker at the 2nd largest chicken producing plants in the country. This company is one of the largest financial contributors to stopping a proposition I am working on in CA (www.humanecalifornia.org)  that would give egg laying hens, pregnant pigs and veal calves enough room to stand up, turn around, lie down and extend their limbs.  Even knowing what I know…I watched this footage with tears rolling down my cheeks. I needed to do something …
 
I know this coverage is hard to watch but as my late friend Gretchen Wyler always said “we must endure with our eyes what they must endure with their bodies.”
 
No change would ever happen in our society if we all just closed our eyes or turned away…
 
I must ask you to PLEASE just watch this footage and then forward to people you know. This is not an exception it is the norm…even if you eat one less chicken or use one less egg…you will have made a difference. Please do not click to another site, cover your eyes or turn away…please watch…
 http://www.mercyforanimals.org/CAEggs/