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An unnatural life.

An unnatural life.

Posted 16 January 2013   by Anthony         Permalink | 9 Comments

Tags: Go Veg, slaughter, pigs, cows, bobby calves, rescue, sanctuary

This one simple (non-gory) image will change the way you think about animals who are born to be slaughtered in Australia. Prepare to have your mind blown.

Nearly every animal in Australia born to be eaten or have their eggs or milk taken, will not live their full natural life. This chart shows to scale how much of their life they experience before they are killed to be eaten, or because they are no longer 'productive' enough to be kept.

An Unnatural Life Span

To give it some perspective: the average life expectancy for an Australian is almost 82 years. If you were a 'dairy cow', it would mean you shouldn't bother planning your 21st b'day. If you were a veal calf, you wouldn't even reach 2 years old.

That's a really grim way to look at it - but the sad truth is that most animals in Australia are killed as babies.

There are some lucky ones, though. They find their way to sanctuaries, rescue shelters and into the care of kind individuals and families. Pigs like Hope who ended up at Edgar's Mission, and calves like Esther at Brightside Farm Sanctuary.

Hope & Esther

You don't have to rescue a pig and have her live in your backyard to be a lifesaver for these animals. All you have to do is decide not to eat them. It's such a simple change in your life, but it will make the world of difference to animals you no longer eat. Take the pledge to be veg, now!

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Fish Fish 16 January 2013
1
Horrible. I'm going to turn that picture into a poster. Maybe we should starting handing them out as flyers.
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Mary6 Mary6 17 January 2013
2
Omg! I never realized that the meat industry was that cruel!!
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Mary6 Mary6 17 January 2013
3
That is horrendous
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z1 z1 18 January 2013
4
With the way these animals treated it is actually better to die young than live the 2 years locked in a small cage in a dark year.
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Fish Fish 18 January 2013
5
That is very true Aaron.
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Florence Florence 22 January 2013
6
This is heartbreaking cry Why must people treat animals this way it makes me sooo mad angry
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Sophia Sophia 22 January 2013
7
this is just so heart breaking and just horrible!! I can't even believe that this is happening it is just so so wrong!! It's so terrible more people don't know about this and this information should be spread and make more people more aware about this! cry bye scared
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Ashlyn Ashlyn 25 January 2013
8
This is why i believe that eggs and dairy are more cruel than actually eating meat....sometimes vegetarians frustrate me more than omnis...
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aprilllee aprilllee 29 January 2013
9
Heartbreaking. cry
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