Pigs are more altruistic in behavior than humans

Pigs help trapped pig to escape

Altruism: behaviour of an animal that benefits another at its own expense. OR: selfless concern for the well-being of others. In other words, altruism is helping others without necessarily looking for a reward in return. It is an act of giving. However, an interesting aspect of …

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Novak Djokovic is NOT completely vegan

All the websites on the Internet are telling me that Novak Djokovic is a vegan. His diet is certainly fantastic and super-healthy. It requires self-discipline which he has in abundance. However, a recent article in The Times following his victory at The French Open tells …

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2023: we are living through the dark ages right now in respect of animal welfare

Pig killed in brutal way on a British intensive farm

Yes, I know that in the year 2023 there is a lot of good animal welfare law, a lot of good people who are concerned about animal welfare, a lot of good people who campaign for animal welfare. But set against that goodness, even in …

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Sound up. Male chicks thrown out alive with the garbage. Listen to their cries and remember.

Male chicks thrown out alive with garbage

This is the message that you can’t as a decent meat-eating person ignore: go vegan. And I say that as a meat-eater. But over a period of about 8 years, I have gradually weaned myself of meat. I still eat a small amount of chicken …

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25,000-30,000 dogs are being slaughtered DAILY for food in China

Dogs on the way to their brutal deaths at a dog meat market in China

It is estimated that 25,000-30,000 dogs are being slaughtered DAILY for food in China, the world’s largest consumer of dog meat (source: https://plushbearsshelter.org). This truck was seen on Shanxi Yuncheng Expressway, May 23rd 2023. What do people in general thing about this? I know that …

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DON’T watch this video of a piglet crying out for their mum. JUST DON’T.

All the devils are on planet Earth

PETA UK – Crying out for their mum, quivering on a faeces-soaked floor, struggling with all their might to stand up – remember them next time you see bacon. I can’t add many more words. It’s too damaging to my mental health. It’s is pure …

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Putting calves in tiny enclosures after being torn from their mums is cruel and unproductive

Calves separated from their mothers are placed in tiny enclosures

PETA says: Dairy farming is a cruel industry that profits from the exploitation and suffering of animals. Mother cows and their calves are separated, the milk meant for these babies is taken for human consumption (bad idea – see end of page). Go vegan. I …

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Piglet tail docking is unethical from two standpoints

Piglet tail-docking

Just like dogs, pigs use their tails to express their emotions, wagging them when happy and hiding them between their legs when they are stressed or scared. Yet this [tail docking] is done to piglets without aesthetic. – Kim Rathbone on Twitter I’ve just bumped …

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