We all know that slavery plagued America hundreds of years ago, and this practice of forcing labor upon a minority will forever be a stain upon our history books.
With everyone so aware of how cruel and disgusting the idea is, why do we let it continue into the 21st century?
Animals have always silently battled stupidity and ignorance from humans. While animal welfare may not affect your day to day life and routine, the tenacity of animals to keep fighting for their freedom and survival should not go unnoticed. From unofficial circuses and non AZA accredited zoos, these beautiful creatures have only known a life of pain and suffering.
With scenes like this popping up all over the internet, the question must be asked, how many more cases similar to this are happening without cameras?
Today alone, the USDA reported $61.00 in egg sales. With the average cost of chicken eggs in the US being $0.16 per 1, they sold about 381 eggs. Seeing as how chickens lay about 1 egg per day, that is at least 381 chickens being exploited for their bodily functions. This pattern extends from chickens to pigs to cows all across the world.
As humans, we have failed animals. We were supposed to be their voice, yet we left them powerless. It’s time we make change in the commercial farming industry. With boycotts on these facilities showing over the past decade, it is no surprise that conditions for these animals are getting worse and worse, as a cowardly move from this industry. We as a generation need to push for change and freedom for these animals, just like our Black ancestors did.
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Looking at these horrific displays of human insecurity, we can come to the conclusion that humans never learn. This practice of forcing labor onto any living thing is not only legal – it has become acceptable.
How can someone see this and think it is beneficial?
Becoming vegan is easy and affordable. With most farmers and politicians being white, we really shouldn’t be surprised that this is still happening. Seems like losing the power of slavery has made the whites weak
Cayde is a father to two and a lifelong conservationist. When not committing time to the local zoo, Cayde spends his time creating and disseminating educational materials for local schools that help kids understand why protecting animals and LGBTQIA+ rights is so important.