Last Chance for Animals
97% of the 10 billion animals tortured and killed each year are farm animals. Factory farming is an industrial process in which animals and the products they generate are mass produced. Since the animals are seen as mere commodities, they are bred, fed, confined, and drugged to lay more eggs, birth more offspring, and die with more meat on their bones. Farmers cut costs by feeding animals the remains of other animals, keeping them in extremely small and soiled enclosures, and refusing to provide bedding. Because workers are in a rush to stay on schedule and kill such a large number of animals in such a short period of time, the animals are often treated rather cruelly.
Because swine workers, like cattle workers, are in a rush to stay on schedule and kill a large number of animals in a short period of time, the pigs are often treated inhumanely. DOWNED ANIMALS. Downed animals are those that are so sick or injured that they cannot walk. FREE RANGE FARMS. The United States Department of Agriculture, which regulates free-range products for labeling purposes, relies upon the producer’s word that the farm animals are indeed free range.
Like factory farm animals, when free-range animals can no longer produce, in other words, when they are no longer profitable, they are killed. If the demand for meat and leather decreases, fewer animals will be killed. Leather is inextricably linked to the modern day factory farming system, an industrial process in which animals and the products they generate are mass-produced. YOU CAN HELP. Go vegan!
Stop eating animals and animal products.
Devon Tourist Attraction
The Pennywell Miniature Pigs are an essential part of Pennywell Farm, our award winning tourist attraction in Devon. Farmer Chris has always loved his pigs but found it expensive to keep traditional pig breeds on the farm. Pennywell’s priority has always been to breed for good temperament, as we are open to the public and need safe, friendly pigs for children and adults to cuddle. With over 20 years experience, we pride ourselves on being the original micro pig breeder and are among the most responsible, trusted and transparent breeders of miniature pigs in the UK. The Buying process.
A Pennywell Miniature Pig is £550 for one or £800 for two and a 50% deposit is required to secure you a place on the pig waiting list. We feel it’s important you meet our pigs and get an impression of the size an adult miniature pig will grow to. Apply for a free County Parish Holding number so you can keep a pig. Complete the Pennywell Miniature Pig Deposit Form and return to us with your 50% deposit to secure a place on our pig waiting list. Please read on below and check the Keeping Pigs as Pets for what you will need to arrange before collecting and transporting your pig.
Although your Pennywell Miniature Pig will be a much loved pet, in the eyes of the law pigs are farmed animals and all are subject to livestock regulations. Please bring a pet carrier of appropriate size and strength to transport your pigs in. Once your new pet home is you will need to register as a pig keeper with the Animal and Plant Health Agency, this must be done within 30 days of your pig arriving.
The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories :: The Book, Myths
Industrial animal food production heightens the risk of the spread of food-borne illnesses that afflict millions of Americans each year. 1 Crammed into tight confinement areas in massive numbers, factory farm animals often become caked with their own feces. Animal waste is the primary source of infectious bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella, which affect human populations through contaminated food and water. 2 Grain-intensive diets can also increase the bacterial and viral loads in confined animal wastes. More directly, researchers have linked diets that include significant amounts of animal fat to an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease. Contaminated Feed Animal feeding practices also raise important health concerns.
Once fed to animals, these persistent compounds can be stored in animal fat reserves. These harmful pollutants can later move up the food chain when animal fats left over from slaughter are rendered and used again for animal feed. As fats are recycled in the animal feeding system, the result is a higher concentration of dioxins and PCBs in the animal fats consumed by people. Animal and plant fats, both of which can store dioxins and PCBs, can compose up to 8 percent of animal feed rations. More than a million Americans, for example, take drinking water from groundwater contaminated by nitrogen-containing pollutants, mostly derived from agricultural fertilizers and animal waste applications. 13 Exposure to hydrogen sulfide-given off by concentrated animal feeding operations-has been linked to neuropsychiatric abnormalities.
Blood as food
The blood may be in the form of blood sausage, as a thickener for sauces, a cured salted form for times of food scarcity, or in a blood soup. Blood sausage is any sausage made by cooking animal blood with a filler until it is thick enough to congeal when cooled. Blood soups and stews, which use blood as part of the broth, include czernina, dinuguan, haejangguk, mykyrokka, pig’s organ soup, tiet canh and svartsoppa. Blood curd is a dish typically found in Asia that consists of cooled and hardened animal blood. In Korea, blood curd is typically made of cattle blood and is often used as an ingredient for different kinds of soups and stews, such as hangover soup.
In Tibet, congealed yak’s blood is a traditional food. The symbolism of the blood itself and the act of drinking it varies between these traditions; in Pagan tradition, the blood of many participants is mingled in a chalice which they then drink from, symbolizing a bond between them not unlike becoming blood brothers. In voodoo, blood from various sources, including chicken’s blood, goat’s blood and even menstrual blood is a common ingredient in spells and potions. Some cultures consider blood to be a taboo form of food. In Taiwan, pig’s blood cake is made of pork blood and sticky rice.
In Finland, pig’s blood is used, with milk, flour and molasses, to make blood pancakes veriohukainen, usually served with lingonberry jam. In Sweden, the blood soup svartsoppa, made with goose blood, is traditionally eaten on the eve of Saint Martin, especially in the southern region of Skåne.