Video: Best Speech You Will Ever Hear – Gary Yourofsky Video: Q&A

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“I’ve been intending to post this for a long time but I never got around to it, until now. I can’t really say any more than is said below; apart from it’s a great speech, one that all should hear!!”

Gary Yourofsky‘s entire inspirational speech held at Georgia Tech in summer of 2010.

Listen to this amazing speaker who will blow away the myths, fill your mind with interesting facts, and help you make ethical choices for a healthy heart and soul. His charismatic and straightforward style is one of a kind – a must-see for anyone who cares about non-human animals or wishes to make the world a better place.

Viewer Discretion Advised- Some parts of the video include scenes from a slaughter-house

Use the [CC] button for captions.

The Q&A session can be seen here:

Another great lecture by James Wildman:
http://bit.ly/101arff

PLEASE SHARE this brilliant speech in any way you can. Read the amount of positive feedback this speech creates:
http://www.adaptt.org/comments-students.html

Learn more:
http://adaptt.org
http://chooseveg.com
http://30bananasaday.com
http://foodnsport.com
http://pcrm.org
http://veganbodybuilding.com
http://veganhealth.org
http://drmcdougall.com/misc/2007nl/nov/b12.htm

Download Links (send me a private message if one of the files is not available):
Speech (1.44G) – http://bit.ly/speechfile
Q&A (700MB) – http://tinyurl.com/garyQAfile

International versions:
Arabic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69450xPtX7k
Bulgarian version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-uMsEgEkBQ
Chinese Simplified version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKwLQuKSQS4
Chinese Traditional version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4a_ewFCwHw
Croatian version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBSiRTdLmp8
Czech version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMuJ-bDs30M
Danish version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lklESe1pMs
Dutch version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmAYUf3aemg
Estonian version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQpAr2JILRA
French version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ivPJUypbVs
German version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d44U5pvTmU
Greek version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37GRXaIgVwY
Hebrew version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omweihtaYwI
Hebrew censored version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ittFtDAAab0
Hindi version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UomgxYUi9zE
Hungarian version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLk0hYiX_Ak
Indonesian version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU-ogfvoAkw
Italian version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DQoJTwEN0Q
Korean version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71C8DtgtdSY
Latvian version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4CeVi9JzQI
Lithuanian version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB-7rPT5Dk8
Mongolian version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxM8PXqMWaM
Polish version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3DPCQjlanM
Portuguese-BR version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bH-doHSY_o
Romanian version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAu_TxmvCEg
Russian version : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYp6ABzUuKQ
Russian voice-over version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqwUXA2k52A
Serbian version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnONLDo6PWI
Slovenian version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi7A20SM3OI
Spanish version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzvK5uLu7F0
Swedish version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP-HOe1OdvI
Tamil version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQI-MnEtOY0
Turkish version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ocqCy0qEkA

Esperanto, Japanese, Persian, Thai, Vietnamese are very slowly in progress (help is needed).

Send me a message if you want to translate this speech to another language – IT”S EASIER THAN YOU THINK !!

Gary is a national lecturer on veganism and does over 200 talks each year.
Book Gary Yourofsky at your school:
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*****

Due to one of the clips in this video (at 16:15), it is blocked in Germany. See link above to view this speech with German subtitles.

Investigation into the farming of dairy cows in Europe

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EU DAIRY FARMING INVESTIGATION

 In the summer of 2012, Compassion in World Farming initiated a series of undercover investigations into dairy farming within the European Union. Investigators visited over 50 farms in Germany, Denmark and Spain. What they found was shocking.

Far from being a wholesome sector, as many would believe, the footage we uncovered shows that nothing could be further from the truth.

Investigation into the farming of dairy cows in Europe

Published on 6 Dec 2012 – CIWFFOOTAGE

Investigation into the farming of dairy cows in Europe

When cows should have been grazing in fields, our investigation found the animals were often kept in cramped and squalid conditions. Many cows were tethered inside all year round never feeling the sun on their backs. Many more were suffering from painful lameness, sores and wounds on their legs, overgrown hooves and docked tails.

In many of the farms visited cows were kept indoors throughout the year and were never allowed out to graze on pasture. Often they are kept in barren, overcrowded, unhygienic conditions with no straw or other bedding.

In Germany many cows were  tethered by chains, sometimes 24 hours a day all year round. All they can do is stand up, lie down and move a few steps backwards, forwards or sideways.

Whilst the footage we obtained comes from three countries, the conditions in which cows live is unlikely to be limited to just those countries.

The issue of dairy cow welfare is an extremely serious one, both in terms of the numbers involved and the length of time that they suffer for.

Read the eyewitness accounts of our investigators.

What you can do – Sign petition here or click link below

Take Action

The European Commission must be made aware of the conditions in which some of Europe’s dairy cows exist. To take action, please visit www.ciwf.org/dairytruth and call for much needed legislation to guarantee minimum welfare standards for Europe’s dairy cows.

WSPA

Across the EU many cows suffer from painful and debilitating illnesses such as lameness and mastitis. Inadequate care and poor living conditions are all too frequent because there are no rules in place to protect dairy cows. We need to act now to protect dairy cows from this suffering.

Unlike pigs and hens, the EU has no specific legislation covering the welfare of Europe’s 23 million dairy cows – leaving them unprotected and at risk.

Together with our partners Ben & Jerry’s and Compassion in World Farming, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is calling for new rules to protect dairy cows across Europe.

Please sign our petition today and tell the European Commission to start protecting dairy cows.

Your name will be added to a letter we will send to the Commissioner, Members of the European Parliament and the Agriculture Ministers of the EU Member States.

Please sign the petition at the following link: http://action.ciwf.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=17811&ea.tracking.id=2d57aea1

Brian May heads to Bristol for badger cull rally

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Queen guitarist to front event that marks launch of national campaign called ‘Stop the Cull’ led by animal welfare charities opposed to cull

Queen guitarist Brian May will be in Bristol next week as part of a rally against government plans to introduce a cull of badgers.

The rally marks the launch of a national campaign called ‘Stop the Cull’ – led by animal welfare charities opposed to the cull, including the RSPCA, League Against Cruel Sports, Save Me and Humane Society International (UK).

Campaigners will wear badger costumes at the free event. The charities are urging local people to come along and demonstrate their opposition to the cull.

The pilot culls are designed to reduce tuberculosis in cattle. Farmers and the government say the disease, which can be spread by badgers as well as among cattle, has become a huge cost to the industry. In 2010-11, nearly 25,000 cattle were slaughtered in England at a cost of £91m in government compensation.

But the charities say scientific studies have shown that culling would be of little help in reducing the disease and even suggest that it could make things worse in some areas.

Research undertaken by the Independent Scientific Group that took nearly a decade, cost approximately £50million and the lives of 11,000 badgers concluded “badger culling can make no meaningful contribution to cattle TB control in Britain”, they say.

The Stop the Cull campaign is pushing for the government to rethink their policy and implement a vaccination programme, along with increased levels of testing, improved farm biosecurity and stricter controls on the movement of cattle rather than culling 70% of the badger population, the vast majority of which are disease free.

Gavin Grant, chief executive of the RSPCA said: “The RSPCA and many other organisations oppose the cull of badgers for both scientific and animal welfare reasons. The campaign is rapidly gaining public support and over 100,000 objections to the cull have been recorded to date. The Government should look at the science, the results achieved in Wales and change their policy to one of vaccination – let’s cure and not kill.”

Meanwhile, their campaign has drawn cross-party support from Bristol, including leading Conservatives. Bristol24-7 reported in March that the Conservative Party spokesman in Bristol West had urged the coalition government to scrap its controversial plans.

Graham Godwin-Pearson’s statement came after Conservative think-tank the Bow Group unveiled a major paper saying the culls were likely to be more costly and less practical to conduct than ministers believe.

Mr Godwin-Pearson, the principle author and Tory spokesman in the Bristol West constituency, added the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra) focus should be on vaccination instead.

The rally on Tuesday will take place at College Green from 4.30-7pm.

News Link:http://www.bristol247.com/2012/09/07/brian-may-heads-to-bristol-for-badger-cull-rally-81576/

HM Government Petition:-http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/38257

Republican Congressman – Gloats About Bill To Enable Animal Torture

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“Sorry, I’m going to have a real rant about this, so feel free to just ignore me & go straight to the post (in black writing)…I don’t know much about politics, but I know this congressman wants farm animals to go back to their pitiful lives, which will have a knock on effect to the end product, which totally defeats the object of healthy meat.  I know a little about farm animals & meat quality, from courses done at Agricultural College! How can this buffoon, justify farm animals reverting back to living  daily torturous & painful lives in cramped & filthy conditions; conditions that have a knock on effect to the price of the meat, i.e. no profit due to inferior quality of the meat & hides!”

“If he really wants to ‘fix food production’, he should be fighting to ban the cruel treatment of farm animals, not encourage it! I don’t really like talking about consuming meat, as I’m vegetarian/99% vegan (can’t call myself vegan because I do love an egg butti, from my friends pet chickens) but it’s my duty, well in this case it is!”

“Animals that are able to live by the 5 F’s rule (still sometimes referred to as Brambell’s Five Freedoms) are:-1.Freedom from Hunger and Thirst, 2.Freedom from Discomfort, 3.Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease, 4.Freedom to Express Normal Behaviour, 5.Freedom from Fear and Distress:-will, in the end, produce better quality meat; which consumers will pay more for…meaning more profit…think about it..”.

Pink meat – caused by stress or abuse, don’t buy it!

If animals are given the above, they are likely to produce good quality offspring. As soon as an animal is born, it’s treatment throughout life on the farm will affect the quality of the meat.”

“Keeping animals fit & healthy is paramount to their ultimate value. Farmers must ensure all their workers treat the animals with respect. If you see pork that is light in colour, chances are that animals was severely stressed at the time of slaughter; so if you care for animals don’t buy meat of this colour!!”

“Ill treatment such as kicking, poking, prodding, or any form of abuse, will cause trauma to the animal, that will ultimately cost the farmer in the long run.”  

Dark meat, the cause of most of the meat wastage!

“This causes the greatest amount of meat wastage, money down the drain! If inspected, sometimes whole carcasses are wasted due to bruising of the skin & ultimately dark meat! “

“Take cows, sheep sometimes poultry or pork, if the animal was stressed, injured or diseased before being slaughtered, it will be dark in colour. It has something to do with the muscle glycogen & little lactic acid production, which results in dark coloured meat.

 “If you like steaks, don’t buy dark coloured meat, it won’t be as tasty as it should be & it will be as tough as old boots!.” 

This is healthy meat form a healthy animal!

“It’s simple, farmers must treat livestock well through out their lives on the farm. Once they leave the farm towards slaughter, anyone handling them must ensure there is no abuse, keep stress levels down & all will be rewarded, with everybofdy making a profit!”

“Which is why I can’t believe thist old numb nuts want to change it…I’ve decided he just doesn’t like animals…Period!!”

This isn’t an unintended consequence — King told the Daily Caller that his amendment “fixes the states and their political subdivisions regulating food production everywhere in America.” However, King might want to reconsider that position, as his amendment would legalize several horrific farming and food practices that some states have chosen to do away with:

  • Florida, Ohio, and seven other states have banned confining pregnant pigs in cages that prevent them from moving their limbs or walking in a circle. Pigs confined in so-called gestation crates are forced to defecate where they stand, exposed to serious risk of traumatic injury as a consequence of immobility, and develop sores as a consequence of attempting to move against or bite the bars the bars that confine them. They live their whole lives like this.
  • Seven states have banned similar confinement for baby calves. So-called veal creates are designed to atrophy muscles to improve the taste of meat, creating what the ASPCA callslives of agony and frustration” for the cows until they are slaughtered at four or five months.
  • Three states have banned tail-docking, wherein parts of cows tails are lopped off, occasionally without anesthetic. The American Veterinary Medical Association opposes tail docking as unnecessary and highly painful.
  • Maryland prohibits adding arsenic to chicken feed, which – besides the obvious problems – also spreads the poison into the surrounding soil.

King, though, brags that his legislation “wipes out everything they’ve [animal rights advocates] done with pork and veal.” Indeed, King has a long record of opposing animal welfare law — he has, for example, been Congress’ leading advocate against anti-dogfighting legislation.

He also believes that the Humane Society and other animal rights advocates are attempting to ban “production agriculture” and has fantasized about exposing vegetarians with “an agenda for our diets” on the House floor.

News Link:http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/07/18/540441/republican-bill-animal-torture/?mobile=nc

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION ON ANIMAL WELFARE

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“As a follow on from the previous posts, nothing will change unless we make it change…I see animals  as sentient beings…but I have to convince others of it too! Why, because too many people think animals are only there for human consumption, human ridicule, human torment, human entertainment, garden ornaments, throw away items etc. Truly understand the meaning of ‘sentient’ which is; capable of feeling! So if it breathes & bleeds, just like animals sent to slaughter… it can feel pain…just like we can!!” 

“Hard to believe but it’s true, so please, do the right thing by signing the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare…because  farm animals, horses, etc. feel exactly the same feelings as your pet dog or cat, some may not be as smart, but they hurt all the same…they are sentient beings… just like us!!”

Please support the campaign to achieve a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW) at the United Nations.

In principle, the Universal Declaration will call on the United Nations to recognise animals as sentient beings, capable of experiencing pain and suffering, and to recognise that animal welfare is an issue of importance as part of the social development of nations worldwide.

The campaign to achieve the UDAW is being co-ordinated by the World Society for the Protection of Animals, with a core working group including Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Humane Society International (HSI).

A Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare would be an agreement among people and nations that:

  • Animals are sentient and can suffer
  • Animals’ welfare needs must be respected
  • Animal cruelty must end for good.

View the draft declaration (2 65KB)

What will it achieve?

The adoption of a UDAW by the United Nations would:

  • Establish animal welfare as an international issue
  • Encourage governments to improve and enforce national animal welfare legislation by providing a benchmark
  • Recognise that animal welfare is a key factor in humanitarian and environmental policy making
  • Encourage industries which use animals to keep welfare at the forefront
  • Acknowledge the risks to animals caused by environmental factors such as climate change, habitat loss and pollution
  • Create a more compassionate global attitude to animal welfare, including their needs and habitats

A declaration would also enhance the lives of over 1 billion people who rely on animals for their livelihoods, and the countless others look to animals for companionship.

You can support this campaign by signing the “Animals Matter to me” petition:

Visit the petition website and sign the declaration

Link:-http://www.ciwf.org.uk/animal_sentience/universal_declaration_on_animal_welfare/default.aspx

 

Some Lie Dying – Please Sign the 8 Hour Rule For Live Transport

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“Following on from the previous post, this was filmed in 2010! Not much has changed has it, yet we were promised the animals would be better cared for, hence this video…I don’t see that do you? Please read the letter below then go to the link to sign it, 8 hours live transport, would you be thirsty & hungry??  If so, please sign below!”

Viewer Discretion is Advised 

Uploaded by  on 15 Sep 2010

Each year millions of sheep, pigs and cattle are transported across Europe, often on extremely long journeys.
© http://www.ciwf.org.uk/ 
*** For more info: http://www.animal-tv.org ***

Please support the 8 hour rule:-http://www.8hours.eu/8hours_en

Why 8 Hours?

Every year millions of animals are transported along European highways, and too often under unacceptable conditions.

In 2002, the European Commission‘s Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare published the report “The Welfare of Animals during Transport” concluding that animal transports, as a ground rule, should be as short as possible. This recommendation is, however, not reflected in the current EU legislation.

Read more about the current EU legislation here .

According to current legislation animal transports up to several days are acceptable as long as the haulier fulfills simple demands concerning e.g. rest, feeding and watering of the animals. We do not think this is acceptable.

For a long time, societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals, concerned citizens and politicians have argued that something has to be done. Animals for slaughter should never be transported for more than eight hours.

– Most of what you see in the video is illegal in the EU – Yet it goes on, education & awareness is the only thing that will help these sentient beings. Please sign the petition for the 8 hour ruling…this is the letter, you just have to sign it at the link below or here:- http://www.8hours.eu/letter_to_dalli/  2 minutes of your time could save 2 million animals from suffering, please sign it for the animals.”

Dear Commissioner John Dalli

On the 8hours website I listened to your statement in which, on Thursday 7 June 2012, you announced that ‘by 2014 the Commission will publish a legislative proposal’. This proposal, according to what you said, would include animal transport. As you told the delegation of MEPs and animal welfare organisations in the meeting that preceded the hand-in of the 1,103,248 signatures of the 8hours petition, this proposal should lead to reductions in transport times too. You know that such steps are necessary, and you publicly affirmed in the press conference conference on that same day that ‘some species of animals require a much lower figure than 8 hours’. 

You then denied your own words less than a week later! 

How can European citizens trust their institutions if their opinion – and that of their elected representatives – can be so blatantly disregarded, and if there are even attempts to claim that those words were never pronounced? 

Commissioner Dalli, it is my understanding that the European Commission has a duty to represent the interests of all European citizens, not just those of a few people who profit from animal suffering. 

In your specific role as Commissioner responsible for animal welfare, you should feel compelled to do your best to put into practice the mandate of Article 13 of the EU Treaty that says that ‘In formulating and implementing the Union’s agriculture (…) policies, the Union and the Member States shall, since animals are sentient beings, pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals (…)’. 

You are aware of the fact that some rules have been in place for over 20 years and never been enforced. One more promise that they will be enforced in the future – rather than a commitment to change them, and especially to limit transport times – is simply not credible, and fails to tackle the huge problems suffered by transported animals on European roads. It is also offensive to all Europeans who care about animal welfare. 

I am therefore writing to you to ask that you not only maintain the laudable commitment you made publicly on 7 June on the occasion of the hand-in of the 8hours petition, but commit yourself to bringing forward effective legislative proposals before 2014, taking into account the mandate of Art. 13 of the Treaty, and respecting the right of European citizens to be fully represented by their institutions. 

Yours faithfully 

http://www.8hours.eu/letter_to_dalli/

And ask your friends to do the same. 

UNSPEAKABLE CRUELTY

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Footage that Compassion has recently been given of farm animal slaughter and transportation is the worst we have ever seen. It shows profoundly disturbing treatment of animals. The majority of the footage is from Egypt. But, sadly we know this is not an isolated case. In recent years Compassion has reported on cruel slaughter practices in a number of countries. Please join us today in taking a stand against this cruelty.

We have made the footage into a short film, with a voiceover explaining the content. Please click here to read more about the kind of content that is contained before deciding whether you wish to view the film. Please note this description is graphic and may be upsetting.

Act now: Send the email below to the Egyptian Ambassador in the UKEgypt is a member of the OIE and has signed up to its guidelines on slaughter. Everything in the footage is in breach of those guidelines. Our email calls on Egypt to live up to their commitment and ensure their slaughter practices do meet the OIE guidelines.

PLEASE SIGN – Petition Link:-http://action.ciwf.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=15211

The following  footage is a shocking reminder of the extent to which farm animals are still treated as unfeeling commodities. More than ever the world needs Compassion and our supporters to keep fighting and to keep taking a stand against this inhumanity. We can make a difference. Please consider making a donation to ensure we can continue the daily fight against cruel farming, transport and slaughter.

Please Note – I have attached the video purely for those who may not have a You Tube account, not sure if it will work though!..be warned, it is very graphic! But how we can hope to help these animals, if we are not aware of how they are being treated.

If you wish to view the film, which is very distressing and upsetting, you can watch it here. The film is behind an age restriction on youtube, so you will be required to sign in.

Published on 7 Jun 2012 by 

WARNING: Not suitable for under 18s. Contains graphic images that disturbing and difficult to watch.
TAKE ACTIONhttp://www.ciwf.org/egyptaction

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