September 21 was International Day of Peace – but I wonder how many people unthinkingly partook in violence on that day.
How many people ate meat, eggs or dairy? A former slaughterhouse worker described his workplace as a “vision of hell”. He said one thing that struck him was the strong smell of blood and fear. “These animals know what’s coming, and believe me, they fight against death with every fibre of their being.”
Another slaughter worker revealed how, at the hide-puller station, he witnessed a steer still kicking, shaking his head and bellowing despite the fact that two of his legs, his tail and his genitals had already been removed at previous stations.
Whenever we eat animal products we are complicit in this violence.