The Horrors Of Our
Each year in the UK
five million electrically stunned sheep regain consciousness before they die
from loss of blood. Researchers at Bristol University have found that after
electric stunning, sheep are still able to feel pain and may still be fully
aware of their surroundings. Sheep are unable to cry out because the massive
electric current used to stun them paralyses them.
Nearly a quarter of a
million cattle are shot at least twice or knifed to death while still conscious.
Every year nearly two million pigs which have been electrically stunned regain
consciousness before they die.
Around a quarter of a million pigs are
incorrectly stunned and don't lose consciousness at all.
At least sixty
million chickens, turkeys, geese and ducks regain consciousness and then die
slowly from loss of blood. Nearly ten million birds are put into the scalding
tank while still conscious.
Tens of millions of animals are fully
conscious as they hang upside down, in shackles, bleeding to
British newspapers often carry stories of animal cruelty abroad.
Few ever dare mention what goes on in British abattoirs. Britain doesn't need a
Minister for Women. It needs a Minister for Animals. Oh, how it needs a Minister
Globally, the animal killing industry is now the biggest
industry in the world - a multi-trillion dollar industry with 43,000,000,000
animals killed every year.
It is hardly surprising that people who kill
for a living tend to become increasingly aggressive and, in the end,
Depression and violence are much commoner among
abattoir workers, vivisectors, butchers and others for whom cruelty is a way of
Copyright Vernon Coleman January 2007