I was just reading today’s updates at Vegan.com, an excellent blog which I discovered recently. Like him, I won’t be watching the video he posted, because I don’t want to be crying my eyes out either, but I am posting the link to his post just in case you feel brave.
Turns out that Egypt is panicking over the swine flu and trucking large numbers of pigs off to be killed. However, rather than attempt a “humane slaughter” (an oxymoron, I know) they are filling trucks with live pigs, piling them on top of each other and letting them die slowly and burying them in mass graves.
Pigs are mammals – they are intelligent animals – I am so sad to see one more example of the lack of respect and understanding that people have for non-human animals. The only benefit I see from diseases such as swine flu, bird flu, “mad cow”, etc, is that maybe more people will become vegetarian or vegan. Oh, for a world in which EVERYONE is vegan!