I love Halloween, and I know most people love it, too.
Maybe it’s the fact that on this one night we can let our freak out. 😀
We dress up to become someone or something entirely different than our usual selves and we gorge on candy and scare ourselves with tales of torture, scenes of horror, and images of death and darkness.
We do this as humans, of course, because it’s all harmless fun and it also allows us to face our worst fears and laugh them off.
Not so for the animals we raise for food, fur and entertainment.
These animals face horrors every single day of their miserable lives.
It’s standard operating procedure in the animal exploitation business.
They are beaten, intensely confined, violently slaughtered.
Factory farms and abattoirs are true houses of horror.
Don’t take my word for it–do the research yourself. My films section is a good place to start.
From piglets having their tales cut off without anesthesia to male chicks ground alive in “macerator” machines, to female pigs confined so tightly they can’t turn around for their entire lives to chickens and pigs being scalded alive to the dismemberment and skinning of live, conscious animals like cows, we have created a macabre world so dark, so pitiless, so brutal and cruel that most people don’t want to hear about it or acknowledge it.
For the animals we exploit and dominate, confine and kill, we are Freddy Krueger, Hannibal Lecter, Leatherface, Jigsaw…the list goes on.
Most of us will never be tortured and murdered and we can scare ourselves and then laugh it off.
Unfortunately, the animals cannot escape their houses of horrors.
They are powerless against the brutality shown them, and they never wake up from their nightmare.
Please go vegan and together let’s finally end this darkness for our animal friends.
And by the way, there are plenty of delicious vegan candies for your Halloween gorging!
Oh, and check out the Sweet and Sara website when you have a craving for chocolate and marshmallows–I can personally attest that these treats are absolutely delicious!
Happy hauntings and sugar comas! 😀
And thank you for thinking of the animals and helping end their real-life horrors.