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  1. 1. Great Cookbooks! With all the great cookbooks available today, now it’s easier than ever to go vegetarian with a diet full of flavor and versatility as well as compassion. FREE For your next mock “meatloaf,” Recipes Inside! “chicken” pot pie, veggie ground tacos, chocolate tofu pie, and more, visit the Cookbook section at PETACatalog.org. Or call us toll-free at 1-800-483-4366. Vegetarian Starter Kit VEG297 1/08 Everything you need to eat right for yourPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals501 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510 • 757-622-PETA • PETA.org • GoVeg.com health, for animals, and for the Earth PETA Headquarters NONPROFIT 501 Front St. ORGANIZATION Norfolk, VA 23510 U.S. POSTAGE U.S.A. PAID PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICALPostage required unless mailed by PETA TREATMENT OF ANIMALS
  2. 2. Russell Simmons: Carrie Underwood: “Chickens raised Congratulations! “I do it because I for food today are really love animals James Cromwell: covered in excrement, and [killing animals “So-called farms they’re diseased, and for meat] just today treat animals they’re drugged up with all makes me sad.” like so many boxes in sorts of toxins that you are a warehouse, chopping ingesting if you eat chickens. One Photo © Ebert Roberts off beaks and recent study found that chicken By opening this guide, you’ve just taken the first step toward one of the best choices that you tails and flesh in this country has four times as much can make for yourself, animals, and the planet. The pages that follow are packed with important genitals arsenic—yes, arsenic, the poison (which is used with no in the drugs the chickens are given) as any other information, tips, and recipes to help you establish eating habits that you’ll feel great about. Forest painkillers at meat … I have been a vegan for It’s easy to live and let live, and this guide will show you how. Dig in! Whitaker: all, inflicting many years.” “Life is full of third-degree burns choices, and repeatedly by branding many years ago, cows, ripping out the teeth Portraits © Associated Press • Carl Lewis, “Olympian of the Century,” Sir Paul McCartney: I chose to become of pigs, and just a horrible catalog Olympic medalist in track (top left) “I am a vegetarian a vegetarian, and it of abuses that, if done to dogs because I realize that even • Robert Parish, one of the “50 Greatest was one of the best or cats, would be illegal on grounds little chickens suffer pain and Players in NBA History” choices I’ve ever made.” of animal cruelty.” fear, experience a range • Desmond Howard, Heisman trophy of feelings and emotions, winner and Super Bowl MVP (center left) Alec Baldwin: and are as intelligent as “Every time we sit down Natalie Portman: • Bill Pearl, professional bodybuilder mammals, including to eat, we make a choice: “I am a very strict and four-time “Mr. Universe” dogs, cats, and even Constance Marie: Please choose vegetarianism. vegetarian. … I just really, • Keith Holmes, boxing champion some primates.” “I stopped eating meat … when Do it for … animals. Do it for really love animals and I was working on the movie Selena. the environment and do I act on my values. … I • Chris Evert, tennis champion (bottom left) During the shoot, I had to hold a Kristen Bell: it for your health.” am really against cruelty • Edwin Moses, two-time Olympic chicken for five hours—if you hold it “I have always been [to] animals.” gold medalist in hurdles Casey Affleck: and feel its little heart beating for an animal lover. I had hours, you just can’t think a hard time disassociating His Holiness “I don’t eat the Dalai Lama: Joaquin Phoenix: Vegetarian Athletes meat or any other about eating it.” the animals I cuddled “I have been “Animal rights is a part of my with—dogs and cats, for Why are vegetarian athletes always at the animal products... particularly concerned everyday life. When you live example—from the animals on top of their game? One reason is because because they’re with the sufferings by example, you create my plate, and I never really cared plant foods provide athletes with all the unhealthy and they’re of chickens for many years. a certain level of for the taste of meat. I always nutrients that they need to stay healthy and the product of It was the death of a chicken awareness. Friends loved my Brussels sprouts!” strong, minus all the saturated fat, a violent and that finally strengthened my resolve of mine, people I have cholesterol, and contaminants found in inhumane to become vegetarian. These days, never discussed animal meat and dairy products that can slow them industry.” when I see a row of plucked chickens rights or vegetarianism down. Carl Lewis, perhaps the greatest Olympic athlete ever, hanging in a meat shop it hurts. with, are adopting says, “[M]y best year of track competition was the first I find it unacceptable that vegetarian habits year I ate a vegan diet.” violence is the basis of some because they Besides receiving optimal nutrition from plant foods, of our food habits.” see it.” vegetarians also weigh less, on average, and have Tobey Maguire: better cardiovascular health and more stamina than “I just never really Pamela Anderson: meat-eaters—and all these things help athletes liked meat. I had “Chickens, pigs, and perform at their peak potential. Physician and author a really tough time Alicia Silverstone: other animals? They are interesting Dr. Neal Barnard explains that “a healthy vegan diet even eating “Since I’ve gone vegetarian, my Celebrity photos © STARMAX, Inc. individuals with personalities Clint Eastwood: gives important advantages over a meaty diet, chicken. I would body has never felt better and my taste and intelligence. What people “I try to stick to which is why many Olympic and professional start imagining buds have been opened up to a whole need to understand is that a vegan diet—heavy athletes are vegetarians. A healthy vegan diet what I was eating new world. It’s one of the most rewarding if they’re eating animals, on fruit, vegetables, will give you the strength and stamina you need and the life of the choices I’ve ever made and I invite you they are promoting tofu, and other to leave those sluggish meat-eaters in the dust.” animals and all that to join me in living a healthy, cruelty to animals.” soy products.” Learn more at VegCooking.com. kind of stuff.” cruelty-free lifestyle.”2 eating for life FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HEALTHY VEGETARIAN EATING AND GET MEAL PLANS AND HUNDREDS OF FREE RECIPES AT VEGCOOKING.COM eating for life 3
  3. 3. Q& A The Hazards of Eating Chicken Eating forLife Ask the Experts ! Because chickens are now bred and drugged to grow so large, chicken flesh today contains three times as much “What do you think of fat as it did just 35 years ago. The most toxic form of the poison arsenic is used in chicken feed because it promotes ‘low-carb,’ meat-based diets?” faster growth. The National Institutes of Health warns that this cancer-causing chemical is then ingested by people I call them “the ‘make yourself sick’ diets” who eat chicken flesh. Men’s Health magazine ranked Leading health experts agree that a vegetarian diet provides optimal nutrition for both children because they cause the body to go into ketosis— chicken as the number one food you should never eat a state that occurs when we are seriously ill. because of its high rate of bacterial contamination. and adults. The largest nutritional and medical organizations, including the American Dietetic I also use that designation because the very foods Association, confirm that balanced plant-based diets are healthier than diets that include meat. recommended—meat, chicken, bacon, eggs, and cheeses—are the foods the Heart Association and the Cancer Society say cause our most According to Dr. T. Colin Campbell, What About Protein, Savory Pot Pie dreaded diseases. ... There is only one way to fully satisfy your plant foods, nutritional researcher at Cornell Iron, and Vitamin B12? Get the recipe at VegCooking.com appetite with delicious foods and stay trim and healthy including University and director of the for a lifetime—that’s a low-fat vegetarian diet with beans, nuts, largest epidemiological study in According to medical authorities, fruits and vegetables and a bit of exercise. whole grains, history, “The vast majority of all vegetarians get plenty of protein without Dr. John McDougall, medical director and leafy green cancers, cardiovascular diseases, having to pay particular attention to of the McDougall program vegetables. and other forms of degenerative their diets. Healthy vegetarian protein Fifty years illness can be prevented simply sources include whole grains, oatmeal, ago, most people got their Delicious Dairy Alternatives by adopting a plant-based diet.” beans, peanut butter, brown rice, peas, vitamin B12 from bacteria in their You can get all the calcium that The American Heart Association lentils, tofu, soy milk, nuts, seeds, “Eating a high-protein diet drinking water or on their fruits you need from the reports that vegetarians “have mushrooms, and vegetarian burgers and is like pouring acid rain on your and vegetables. Now that water plant world— a lower risk of obesity, coronary hot dogs. By contrast, consuming too bones,” according to one researcher. is purified and vegetables are so heart disease (which causes much animal protein has been When you get your protein from plant thoroughly washed, most people get broccoli, beans, many leafy green heart attack), high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, and some forms of cancer.” scientifically linked to osteoporosis —according to a 2003 U.S. Department of Agriculture Q& A sources, you get all the amino acids that you need, without all the saturated fat and cholesterol found in meat, their B12 from the bacteria on meat or in dairy products, but all common multivitamins have ample amounts vegetables, almonds, soy Scientists have found that (USDA) report, Ask the Experts eggs, and dairy products. of B12 (all of them from non-animal milk, tofu, and vegetarians have stronger immune vegetarian women According to a study published sources), as do fortified foods like calcium-fortified systems than meat-eaters do; this means that they are less had stronger bones than “Isn’t fish a health food?” in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vegetarians do not have breakfast cereals and soy milk. The B12 in pill form and fortified foods orange juice are all good sources. susceptible to everyday illnesses women Anyone who eats fish for health reasons should higher levels of anemia than meat- is actually much better absorbed like the flu. Vegetarians are also far who ate think again: The Environmental Protection Agency eaters do. Iron is found in numerous than that found in animal products. less likely to be overweight; in fact, meat. (EPA) revealed that women who ate fish just twice a meat-eaters are nine times more Vegetable Spring Rolls week had blood mercury concentrations that were seven likely to be obese than vegans. times higher than those of women who didn’t eat fish. Get the recipe at VegCooking.com What’s Wrong With Meat, dairy products, and A woman who eats just one can of tuna per week will be Milk and Eggs? actually eggs are completely devoid of 30 percent over the EPA cutoff for safe mercury levels. Dr. Neal Barnard, author causes fiber and complex carbohydrates, Mercury is known to cause severe health problems of Foods That Fight Pain No species naturally drinks milk calcium the nutrients that we’re for humans, including brain damage, memory beyond the age of weaning, and to be supposed to consume loss, and damage to a developing fetus. One study showed that no species would naturally drink leached more of for good health, women who regularly ate fish were more likely to have babies who the milk of a different species. from the body. and they are loaded with were sluggish at birth, had small head circumferences, and had For humans, drinking cow’s According saturated fat and developmental problems. Women who consume even low levels milk has been linked to heart to a Harvard Medical School cholesterol, which can of fish contaminated with PCBs, mercury, or other toxins have disease, some types of cancer, analysis of the evidence, milk does make us overweight and a more difficult time conceiving. Some of these chemicals diabetes, and even osteoporosis, not protect against osteoporosis. tired in the short term and remain in the body for many years. Plant foods like walnuts the very disease that the dairy One egg contains a staggering 220 lead to clogged arteries and and flax seeds and and vegetarian DHA capsules contain industry claims its products are milligrams of cholesterol, which Roasted Red Pepper Hummus heart attacks in the long term. the essential fatty acids that we need without the supposed to prevent! The high clogs your arteries and leads to Get the recipe at VegCooking.com animal-protein content of milk heart disease. harmful toxins found in fish flesh.4 eating for life FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HEALTHY VEGETARIAN EATING AND GET MEAL PLANS AND HUNDREDS OF FREE RECIPES AT VEGCOOKING.COM eating for life 5
  4. 4. Raising Weight Loss Vegan Kids by Shelly Davis Obesity is one of the most pressing health problems in the United States and will soon become the country’s leading cause of preventable deaths. by Deborah Wilson, M.D. all the protein, iron, and calcium that Despite the growing foods are naturally Dr. Wilson’s they need by eating plant foods. He Ziti With Sun-Dried Tomato Cream number of “diets” low in fat, so Weight-Loss Book gave me confidence and some high- that are being touted quantity and calorie powered backup by referring me to the Get the recipe at VegCooking.com throughout the country, restrictions are Recommendations • Eat More, Weigh Less seventh edition of the world-famous pregnancy, lactation, Americans just keep getting unnecessary. My by Dr. Dean Ornish Baby and Child Care, in which Dr. infancy, childhood, and fatter. A government review of all colleague Dr. Dean • The McDougall Benjamin Spock agreed, writing, adolescence.” studies on weight loss found that two- Ornish calls it Program for Women “Children who grow up getting their The meat in our supermarkets today thirds of dieters gain all the weight back the “eat more, weigh less” diet The Davis Family by Dr. John nutrition from plant foods rather than is loaded with antibiotics, artificial within a year, and a whopping 97 percent (and he even wrote a wonderful McDougall When you replace meat, dairy products, meats have a tremendous health hormones, heavy metals, and a host gain it all back within five years. This book with that title). • A Physician’s and eggs in your children’s diet with advantage.” He also wrote, “Animals of other toxins—none of which are yo-yo weight fluctation is worse than Because vegetarian diets are Slimming Guide healthy plant-based foods, you are tend to concentrate pesticides and other found in any plant-based foods. Even being overweight: These dieters would the only diets that work for long- by Dr. Neal starting them off with a significant chemicals in their meat and milk. Traces pesticides and herbicides, the only have been better off if they hadn’t term weight loss, it’s no surprise Barnard health advantage, lowering their risk of these chemicals can easily end up in two classes of chemicals found in even bothered. that population studies show that for a host of adult diseases that have a mother’s breast milk if she eats these plant foods, are far more concentrated There has not been a single study meat-eaters have three times the been linked to animal products, products. Plant foods have much less in meat and dairy products, because indicating that high-protein diets like obesity rate of vegetarians and nine including heart disease, obesity, contamination, even if they are not farmed animals eat contaminated plant Atkins work for more than a year; in times the obesity rate of vegans. It’s diabetes, and several types of cancer. organically grown.” foods and then the pesticides and fact, two studies showed that weight possible to be an overweight or obese Animal products are also linked to The American Dietetic Association herbicides become concentrated in loss on the Atkins diet reversed or vegan, of course, just as it’s possible many of the ailments that tend to affect agrees, stating, “Well-planned vegan … their flesh. These contaminants are stalled after just six months, and to be a thin meat-eater, but adult children. Indeed, when my daughter Lilly diets are appropriate for all stages bad enough for adults, but they can Atkins himself died at 258 pounds. vegans are, on average, 10 to 20 was a baby, she never had colic, ear of the life cycle, including during be especially harmful to children, whose The only weight-loss plan that has pounds lighter than adult meat-eaters. infections, flu, or any serious illness. bodies are small and still developing. been scientifically proved to take weight Adopting a vegan diet won’t just health in My younger daughter, Hailey, is now Lilly is now 4 years old. She can off and keep it off for more than a year help you slim down, it will also help comparison to both vegetarians and following her example. identify dozens of dinosaurs, was taking is a vegan diet. Many delicious vegan you fight an array of ailments, nonvegetarians.” I couldn’t have said Although I’ve given my kids gymnastics and dance classes at the age including heart disease, cancer, it better myself. A vegan diet—particularly a better start in life than the of 3, and has never had bronchitis or diabetes, arthritis, and more. Dr. majority of children get, I confess strep throat. Her baby sister, who one that is low in fat— T. Colin Campbell of Cornell University, Mediterranean Tofurky ‘Rolls’ that I had moments of doubt is growing at a rate that astounds will substantially reduce arguably the foremost epidemiologist Get the recipe at VegCooking.com in the beginning. I had her doctors, was speaking clearly disease risks. in the world, states, “Quite simply, the been a vegetarian for years, at 10 months and was performing more you substitute plant foods for Green Beans With Cranberries but were children different? somersaults in her gymnastics animal foods, the healthier you are Get the recipe at VegCooking.com I was fortunate to have class at only 18 months of age. likely to be. I now consider the full support of my Best of all, I don’t have any veganism to be the ideal diet. pediatrician, who confirmed trouble convincing my girls A vegan diet—particularly one that kids not only don’t need to eat their veggies—Lilly’s that is low in fat—will substantially any animal products, they’re favorite dish is tofu and reduce disease risks. Plus, we’ve also much better off without Papaya-and-Mango Salsa broccoli—which makes the parents seen no disadvantages from them, and they can easily get of the girls’ friends green with envy! veganism. In every respect, vegans Get the recipe at VegCooking.com appear to enjoy equal or better6 eating for life CHECK OUT GOVEG.COM FOR A VEGETARIAN WEIGHT-LOSS GUIDE, REAL-LIFE TESTIMONIALS, TIPS FOR VEGETARIAN ATHLETES, AND MORE! eating for life 7
  5. 5. Turkeys and chickens have their wings and legs broken when they are shoved into Meet transport trucks, and they are shipped through all weather extremes with no food or water. Your Meat “Farmed animals today are Photo © Compassion Over Killing More than 30 billion animals are killed by the American meat industry each year—in ways that would Hens are crammed by the tens of sick—these are sick and thousands into filthy sheds, with five to 11 hens horrify any compassionate person and that would be illegal if cats or dogs were the victims. per cage—the cages are so small that the birds diseased chickens, pigs, fish, can’t spread even one wing. and cows, producing diseased and Chickens After six weeks in these horrible conditions, the birds are roughly wire cages that are so small that they don’t have enough room to spread even companion- animal food. bacteria-laden flesh and pus-filled milk that even industry standards What Happens thrown into cages that are stacked on a single wing. Their wings and legs Male call ‘unhealthful.’” the back of a truck, and then they are atrophy from disuse, and their legs and chicks are to Chickens? —Michael Greger, shipped through all weather extremes feet become deformed from standing on worthless to the More chickens are raised and killed for to the slaughterhouse. slanted wire cage bottoms. The tip of egg industry because M.D. food than every other farmed animal At slaughter, workers violently grab each hen’s sensitive beak is cut off with they don’t lay eggs and combined, yet not a single federal law them and hang them upside-down a burning-hot blade. It takes 34 hours to because their breed is too Chicks have their sensitive beaks cut off without any painkillers. protects chickens from abuse—even by their legs, which they force into produce just one egg. After about two small to be raised for flesh. though two-thirds of Americans say shackles, breaking many of them in the years of confinement, they are violently The egg industry kills millions Most small farms have been that they would support such a law. process. Then, the chickens’ throats pulled from their cages and shipped of newborn male chicks every year replaced by massive corporate-run Chickens raised and killed for their are slit, and they are dragged through to slaughter. Their bodies are already by suffocating them to death in bags “factory farms” in which chickens, flesh spend their entire lives in filthy, tanks of scalding-hot water, often while so battered and emaciated that they or by dropping them alive into high- pigs, turkeys, and cows are treated ammonia-laden sheds with tens of they are still conscious. can only be used for soup or speed grinders. like machines instead of living, thousands of other birds. They are Birds who are raised for their eggs Chickens are genetically manipulated feeling individuals. Now, virtually dosed with a steady stream of drugs are packed, five to 11 at a time, into and dosed with antibiotics to make all the meat, eggs, and dairy and bred to grow so large so fast that Undercover Investigations Workers at a Pilgrim’s Pride slaughterhouse them grow so large so quickly that they products purchased in supermarkets many become crippled under their own (the largest chicken supplier in the United States) were documented stomping on live become crippled under their own weight. and restaurants come from animals weight or suffer organ failure. chickens, spray-painting their faces, and slamming them into walls. Workers at a raised on such farms. The giant A New Yorker writer who visited Butterball slaughterhouse were documented punching and stomping on live turkeys corporations that profit from factory a major chicken factory farm wrote, and even sexually assaulting them. Chickens and turkeys have no federal legal farming spend millions trying to “I was almost knocked to the ground protection. Watch the undercover videos at VegCooking.com. obscure reality with images of by the overpowering smell of feces animals who are living peacefully and ammonia. My eyes burned and in an idyllic barnyard. Unfortunately, so did my lungs, and I could neither this pretty picture couldn’t be any see nor breathe.” Amazing Animals: Chickens further from the truth. Many chickens suffer from Research has proved that chickens are smarter than chronic respiratory diseases, weakened immune systems, and dogs, cats, and even some primates. In a natural setting, bronchitis. According to a report a mother hen begins to teach her chicks various calls before by the USDA, more than 99 percent of chicken carcasses are Ammonia levels in chicken farms they even hatch—she clucks softly to them while sitting contaminated with E. coli bacteria are so high that the corrosive on the eggs, and they chirp back to her and to each other by the time they reach the market, substance burns the birds’ lungs largely because of the filthy conditions and skin. from inside their shells. Unfortunately, chickens in factory in the sheds in which they are raised. farms never meet their mothers.8 meet your meat EVERY VEGETARIAN SAVES MORE THAN 100 ANIMALS A YEAR. LEARN MORE AT GOVEG.COM meet your meat 9
  6. 6. Amazing Animals: Cows Downed Cow: Scientists in the United Kingdom discovered The True Story of One Anonymous that cows enjoy solving problems and even Animal Born Into the Meat Industry Cows experience “Eureka!” Down on the moments (in which their stockyard deserted. Three dogs were attacking the cow, who was still alive. Dairy Farm heart rate speeds up, their She had suffered a number of bite The corporate-owned dairy factories wounds, and her drinking water had that have replaced most small farms Cows spend their lives in cramped sheds adrenaline flows, and they been removed. Jessie contacted the treat cows like milk machines. To boost and fenced-in enclosures, mired in jump) when they are state police. Four officers arrived at production, many farmers inject cows mud and their own waste. 5:30 p.m. State trooper Jan Wuchner with synthetic growth hormones, which successful—just like human wanted to shoot the cow but was told increase the cows’ risk of developing What Happens beings. Cows also interact that a veterinarian should kill her. The mastitis, a painful infection. Cows two veterinarians at the facility would produce milk for the same reason to ‘Beef Cattle’? in socially complex ways, not euthanize her, claiming that in that humans do: to nourish their “Beef cattle” spend most of their so that a herd of cows is order to preserve the value of the babies. Their calves are traumatically lives on extremely crowded feedlots. meat, she could not be destroyed. taken from them shortly after birth. Ranchers have found that they can very much like a pack of The butcher eventually arrived at 7:30 Female calves are added to the dairy maximize profits by giving each steer wolves, with alpha animals p.m. and shot the cow. Her body was Photo: © Jessie Pierce herd or are slaughtered for the enzyme less than 20 square feet of living purchased for $307.50. rennet in their stomachs (used to make space—the equivalent of putting and complex social dynamics, When the stockyard operator cheese). When their milk production a dozen half-ton steers in a typical including friendships that was questioned by a reporter from wanes after about four or five years, the American bedroom! Steers undergo develop over time. The Kentucky Post, he stated, “We mother cows are killed and ground up painful procedures like branding, didn’t do a damned thing to it,” and to make burgers. castration, and dehorning without pain The truck carrying this cow was spot. She also tried to crawl to referred to the attention given to the The Link Between relief. They often die of pneumonia, dehydration, or heat exhaustion from spending long periods Q& A unloaded at Walton Stockyards in Kentucky one September morning. After the other animals were removed a shaded area but couldn’t move far enough. Altogether, she managed to crawl a painful 13 to 14 yards. The cow by humane workers and police as “bullcrap.” He laughed throughout the interview, saying that he found Dairy Products and Veal without food or water in Ask the Experts from the truck, she was left behind, stockyard employees wouldn’t allow nothing wrong with the way that Even on small family dairy farms, unwanted male calves are sold to the crowded trucks while being transported “Aren’t there laws that unable to move. The stockyard workers used their customary electric prods her any drinking water; the only water she received was given to her by Jessie the cow was treated. This is not an isolated case. It is so veal industry. Chained by their necks to feedlots or protect farmed animals?” in her ear to try to get her out of the Pierce, a local animal rights activist, common that animals in this condition inside tiny stalls that reek of ammonia slaughterhouses. truck, then beat and kicked her in who had been contacted by a woman are known in the meat industry The array of abuses that are inflicted on animals in factory farms, from accumulated waste, they are unable the face, ribs, and back, but still she who witnessed the incident. Jessie as “downers.” After PETA brought from mutilating pigs’ ears and teeth to chopping off the beaks to take even one step in any direction, Veal calves are didn’t move. They tied a rope around arrived at noon. After receiving no much-needed attention to this issue, of chickens and turkeys to castrating animals without pain relief, turn around, or lie down comfortably. confined to her neck, tied the other end to a post cooperation from stockyard workers, the Kenton County Police Department as well as the ways in which they’re crammed into these farms, Calves raised for veal are killed when crates so small that in the ground, and drove the truck she called the Kenton County Police. adopted a policy requiring that all transported, and slaughtered, would be illegal if dogs or cats were they’re just a few months old. they can’t even away. The cow was dragged along the A police officer arrived but was downed animals be immediately the victims. Unfortunately, there is not a single federal law that protects turn around. floor of the truck and fell to the instructed by his superiors to do euthanized, whether they are on farmed animals in factory farms. While a recent Gallup survey showed ground, landing with both hind legs nothing; he left at 1 p.m. the farm, in transit, or at the that 96 percent of Americans believe that animals deserve legal and her pelvis broken. She remained The stockyard operator informed slaughterhouse. Sadly, other law protection, the massive meat, dairy, and egg industries give millions like that until 7:30 that evening. Jessie that he had permission from enforcement agencies don’t have such of dollars every year to politicians to prevent the enactment For the first three hours, she lay the insurance company to kill the policies, and downed animals continue or enforcement of laws that would protect farmed animals. in the hot sun crying out. Periodically, cow but wouldn’t do it until Jessie left. to suffer everywhere. It is up to the when she urinated or defecated, she Although doubtful that he would keep public to demand change, and it is Professor Ned Buyukmihci, D.V.M., used her front legs to drag herself his word, Jessie left at 3 p.m. She up to consumers to refuse to purchase University of California-Davis School along the gravel roadway to a clean returned at 4:30 p.m. and found the the products of this miserable industry. of Veterinary Medicine10 meet your meat FIND OUT MORE ABOUT FACTORY-FARM CRUELTY AND CHECK OUT VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHIC INVESTIGATIONS AT GOVEG.COM meet your meat 11

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