by Heidy Coon
Imagine that this is Oz.
You are standing, diminutively, In front
of the great & powerful Oz.
You are both mesmerized & awe struck…such
an impressive display.
There is fire & a commanding booming voice.
Do you shake & cower?
Do you shield your eyes?
Do you cry
& struggle to stand while your knees knock together?
Or, do you rip
the curtain open?
Because, if this were Oz…that is where you would
find the truth.
Ain’t much different here.
You wield the almighty power of a fast
Search engines. Endless data.
And yet, the
mass majority of you…
Still. Eat. Animals.
Your becoming vegan
is a moral imperative (this cannot be stressed enough)
-for the animals
-for the environment
-for the overall health of society
eradication of violence, sadism…
As much as it pains your
self-absorbed ass to give up ‘your bacon’ & ‘your turkey’, you really ought
consider each and every aspect of what kind of ripple effect you cause
when you proxy kill (buy meat).
You are paying the wages of people
that are employed to kill & dismember sentient beings.
You are a mere drop in the bucket of boundless
assemblage of society.
What are you willing to not only allow in
society, but, to directly fund?
Were you aware that killing for a
living has been (and is) a catalyst for PTSD amongst slaughterhouse workers?
Do you consider yourself compassionate toward humans?
demanding that they kill for you.
In 2007 there was a study done; the
addition of a slaughterhouse in the area correlated with a spike in crime in
Statistically, you cannot look the other way.
You are one of many.
You are a voice of society.
of society do you want to live in?
And don’t go thinking you can coast through, self indulgently, just ‘being
No, you have a vital role.
You must be proactive.
Then get compassion.
I know, I know…
‘don’t care about farm animals’, or, the animals were ‘humanely killed after
they lived a happy life’…
As a consumer, there is your
Your happy, multi-colored lull of commercials…
Teeming buckets of golden & crispy chicken parts.
A porterhouse steak
sizzling over an open flame.
A soft sesame bun being pressed onto a
burger till the juices run.
For a slaughterhouse worker?
They are immersed in connectivity.
Covered in blood.
daily grind is murder after murder, as the clock ticks down to the end of
The blur of countless screaming, kicking, breathing,
bleeding, wide eyed blinking beings they kill.
They stick, slice,
cut, chop, dismember still warm corpses.
Meat so fresh that the
nerves are still twitching.
Imagine, for a moment, what a planet of
psychological weight that is?
Imagine the debasement.
the very humanity that our society is in such dire need of.
everyone is a sadist, many slaughterhouse workers must employ an emotional
The consequences of which are backed by a staggering
collection of evidence.
-Domestic violence. That correlation ain’t a
Or, to you, is it? Just cos they slice & dice a pig
shouldn’t mean that they are capable of beating the bejesus
their partner without flinching, should it?
social withdrawal, isolation…also highly prevalent.
Gee, do you
It is, after all, the murder industry.
U.S.A alone, there are 70,000+ slaughterhouse workers.
Hey, there’s a
big meat demand.
Each one of those 70,000+ slaughterhouse workers
kills several HUNDRED animals every HOUR…
…on a daily basis.
It is a pathology.
It is sadism.
Think about what you’re shoving into your face hole
throughout the day.
The average American consumes a whopping 215lbs
of meat annually.
Supply & demand.
In terms of an industry,
slaughterhouses are unique due to the very nature of the business.
It is innate animal violence.
After a long shift of
murdering hundreds of living beings, one slaughterhouse worker confessed
that he …’dreamt of hanging his foreman upside down on the slaughterhouse
line, & sticking him’…
Sticking, slicing, kicking, fucking, beating,
The most prominent literature addresses animal cruelty
as a precursor to human violence.
I mean, duh, right?
all the serial killers, cannibals, rapists…
all torture, killed,
I suppose think of it as a warm up.
Is this guy a couple tofurky sandwiches short of a picnic? Or, right on par
for his job?
So, eating animals.
don’t you corpse eaters think long & hard…
It ain’t just animals
lives that your dollars pay to extinguish…
Do vegan animal advocates
rub you the wrong way because of their compassion for non-humans?
What will vegan human rights advocates bring out in you?
What do you
want to perpetuate?
What do you want for the near future?
random acts of violence? More bestiality? More animal cruelty?
don’t you goddamn dare think that buying corpse chunks from a locally
sourced farm is the answer.
Nope, sorry Charlie.
gonna absolve your selfish ass from complicity in all the gory nastiness.
Cold hard fact remains- Murder for your money.
Cold, hard corpse.
FYI- the majority of humanely source meat animals are murdered &
dismembered in the SAME slaughterhouses that supply McDonalds, Arby’s,
FYI- a lot of farms contract with USDA
Yep…kill on site.
All compact & on
Anytime you see
local, grass-fed, free range, humanely raised, hormone free, happy cows,
giddy pigs, ecstatic chickens, etc…
Know this- there ain’t ever any
mention, nor the slightest hint, that all of those beings were murdered by
A lot of ‘cost’ in eating animals….
The animals that
you never consider…
The human you never consider that kills the
animals that you never consider…
So, what makes you feel better?
Humanely killed, or, high crime rates?
Well, shit, that don’t look humane…
Hey, the literature is out there…granted, you gotta pry yourself away
from your Netflix binge…
But, no escaping the fact that you’re
You’re plopped into society & mixing.
you wanna rub elbows with?
And, most importantly, what do you want to
Don’t pay others to end lives.