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On this page you will find information on factory farming (food industry), and Canadian endangered species.
                                                Animals as food                                                     
                                                               Factory Farming

Animals used on factory farms : Cows, horses, pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys, fish, ect...
On factory farms, animals are crammed by the thousands into filthy, windowless sheds and confined to wire cages, gestation crates, barren dirt lots, and other cruel confinement systems. Most won’t even feel the sun on their backs or breathe fresh air until the day they are loaded onto trucks and brought to the slaughterhouse.
The factory farming industry strives to maximize output while minimizing costs, sadly at the animals’ expense.
Animals live in extremely stressful conditions:
  • Kept in small cages, jam-packed sheds, or on filthy feedlots, with so little space that they can’t even turn around or lie down comfortably
  • Deprived of exercise
  • Fed drugs to fatten them faster and keep them alive in conditions that would otherwise kill them
  • Genetically altered to grow faster, to produce more milk, or eggs than they naturally would
  • Many animals become crippled under their own weight and die

When they grow large enough, animals raised for food are crowded onto trucks and transported over many miles through all weather extremes, typically without food or water, to the slaughterhouse. Those who survive will have their throats slit, often while they are still conscious. 
                                                       


  






                                                                            Cows

More than 42 million cows die for the meat and dairy industries every year.
-Cows used as food:
When they are still young, cows are branded (burned with hot irons), their horns are gouged out, cut, or burned off and male cattle have their testicles ripped out (castrated) all without painkillers.
Once they have grown large enough, they are fattened for slaughter (this causes chronic digestive pain and ulcers).
The feedlot (Barn) air is saturated with ammonia, methane, and other noxious chemicals, which build up from the huge amounts of feces. The cows are forced to inhale these gases constantly. These toxic fumes can give the cows chronic respiratory problems.
Cattle raised for food are regularly dosed with drugs such as antibiotics to make them grow faster and keep them alive in these horrible conditions. Sick cattle are given higher doses of antibiotics in an attempt to keep them alive long enough to make it to the slaughterhouse.

-Cows on dairy farms:
These cows are genetically manipulated, artificially inseminated, and drugged to force them to produce about four and a half times as much milk as they naturally would, they are repeatedly impregnated and then separated from their newborn calves until finally their bodies wear out and they are sent to the slaughterhouse. C
ows like most animals form strong bonds with their calves, on dairy farms mother cows can be heard crying out for their calves for several days after they have been separated.
A cow’s natural lifespan is about 25 years, but cows on dairy farms are killed after only four or five years.

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Veal Calves
Calves are generally taken away from their mothers when born. Females are sent to dairy farms like there mothers. Males are sent to veal crates or barren lots where they will wait to be slaughtered. Others are kept in dark, tiny crates where they are almost completely immobilized so that their flesh stays tender. In order to make their flesh white, the calves are fed a liquid diet that is low in iron and has little nutritive value. This treatment makes the calves ill. They generally suffer from anemia, diarrhea, and pneumonia.
Frightened, sick, and alone, calves are killed after a few months of life so that their flesh can be sold as veal. All adult and baby cows, whether raised for their flesh or their milk, are eventually shipped to a slaughterhouse and killed.

-Transported to the slaughterhouse:

Cattle are transported hundreds of miles in all weather extremes, without food or water, to the slaughterhouse. Many cows die on the way to slaughter, but those who survive are shot in the head with a captive-bolt gun, hung up by one leg, and taken onto the killing floor where their throats are slit and they are skinned and gutted. Some cows remain conscious throughout this process.
Please make the transition to an animal-friendly diet. ! Go vegan

 
                                       
                                                                    Pigs

90 percent of pigs are raised on
factory farms. These pigs are in cramped, filthy warehouses under stress of intense confinement.

-Mother pigs
(sows) spend their lives in tiny
gestation crates. They are surrounded by cold metal bars and forced to lie on wet, feces-covered floors because the crates are too small for them to move or turn around in. They are repeatedly impregnated until their bodies give out and are then sent to the slaughterhouse.
Extreme crowding, poor ventilation, and filthy barns cause disease. Many pigs on factory farms suffer from lung lesions caused by pneumonia, and more than one-quarter of pigs suffer from mange. They are fed antibiotics to grow faster, but many pigs still die from infections. Because of illness, lack of exercise, and genetic manipulation that causes them to grow too large too fast, pigs often develop arthritis and other joint problems. Many pigs on factory farms live on slatted floors above giant manure pits. Smaller pigs often get their legs caught between the slats.

-Piglets
are torn from their mothers after a few weeks. Their tails are chopped off, the ends of their teeth are snipped off with pliers, and the males are castrated. No painkillers are given. The pigs then spend their entire lives in extremely crowded filthy pens.


-Transport to slaughterhouse

When the pigs are large enough for slaughter, they are forced onto transport trucks that travel for miles through all weather extremes. Many die of heat exhaustion in summer or arrive frozen inside the truck in winter.
 According to industry reports, more than 1 million pigs die in transport each year, and an additional 420,000 are crippled by the time they arrive at the slaughterhouse.

Because of improper stunning methods, most pigs are still conscious when they are dumped into scalding-hot water, which is intended to remove their hair and soften their skin.

Please make the transition to an animal-friendly diet. ! Go vegan

                                                         Canadian horse meat

Every year in Canada over 100 000 horses are slaughtered for their meat. Canada is the top horse meat exporter to European countries.
Horses sent to the slaughterhouse are usually retired  race horses or unwanted auction horses.

The transportation to the slaughterhouse is a long and gruesome one. They cram hundreds of horses one on top the other for day long rides with no food or water. Upon arrival many horses will already be dead others will be extremely dehydrated, stressed, injured, etc.
Not long after arrival they are slaughtered.

90% of horses are conscious as they are hung upside down and have there throats slit. The animal is then left to drain its blood which is extremely painful. Just imagine having your blood drained while you are still alive.
Please do not eat or buy any horse meat products! Go vegan

                                                                             Fish

Every year the fish industry slaughters over 6 million fish.
-Fish farms
40% of fish consumed are raised on fish farms. They over cram small tanks causing parasite infections, disease and injury. 50% of fish die before slaughter. The other 50% are starved for up to 10 days to reduce waste contamination. Almost all fish are crushed, suffocated, sliced opened, and gutted while still alive and conscious.

-Wild caught fish/commercial fishing industry kills hundreds of billions of fish and none targeted animals such as whales, sharks, dolphins, birds, turtles, seals, and ocean bed/live coral a year.
These ships drag nets the size of football fields across the oceans bed catching and destroying everything in its path. Commercial fishing has decimated our oceans and eco system. 90% of the larg fish population has been exterminated in the last 50 years.
Please do not buy or eat fish products! Go Vegan

                              Endangered Canadian wildlife                                              
North Atlantic right whales
-only 450 whales left
-70% of North Atlantic right whales bear scars from being entangled in fishing gear.
Once thought to number between 5,000 and 10,000, by the late 1880s they had been hunted to near extinction.
Today they face other dangers particularly from vessel collisions and entanglement in fishing gear. With only 450 remaining in the world, they need protection now or they will be lost forever.
For more information on north Atlantic right whales just click.
Canadian Sharks
Globally, sharks and their relatives are among the most threatened marine vertebrates on Earth.
 'pelagic' sharks, such as great whites, are among the most threatened. 60% of pelagic sharks are currently threatened with extinction. 
28 species of shark have been reported in Canadian waters; 14 of which can be found in the Pacific and 20 in the Atlantic and Arctic. Close to half of these species are considered to be globally threatened.
Unintentional capture of sharks in fisheries targeting tunas, swordfish or groundfish have caused shark populations to drastically decline.
Destructive fishing activities, marine waste and coastal developments also have serious impacts on marine habitats which sharks depend on.
 For more information on Canadian sharks just click.
 
 
Woodland caribou
In 2001, there were over 44,000 of them, but their numbers are steadily decreasing on account of forest habitat destruction, logging and urban development. Woodland caribou live in Boreal forests across Canada. With few left a little forest left they need us today to help bring there numbers up. 
For more information on woodland caribou just click.
Barn owl
As a result of their dwindling numbers and their inability to cope with harsh winters, they are considered an endangered species both federally and provincially.
Habitat loss and urbanization is the cause of there decreasing numbers.
Please help protect barn owl habitat in Southern British Columbia, Ontario.
For more information on the barn owl just click.
Eastern cougar
This beautiful wild cat is gravely endangered in the near north of eastern Canada, where it once traveled the rough, hilly and swampy lands surrounded by forest. Their population has fallen as human development and disturbance has grown, activities like mining are responsible for a drop in cougar populations.
It is possible that the population may recover if deer populations increase and forests grow again on the existing logged land.   
For more information on the eastern cougar just click.
Wolverine
It is believed that any remaining population is extremely small and, therefore, at high risk of extinction.
Wolverines are hunted for its frost-resistant fur, ideal for lining parkas, and its pesky habit of raiding hunters’ trap lines. Its population continues to decline as its main food source, the caribou, failed in Labrador and Quebec and humans continued to hunt it.
Help them by not supporting hunting.
For more information on wolverines just click.
                                                      Endangered in Canada
                                      Endangered species list of Canada!

Endangered Mammals

Endangered Fish

Endangered Reptiles

Endangered Amphibians

Endangered Birds

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