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Downed Animals

These images and their accompanying descriptions are courtesy of Farm Sanctuary’s No Downers campaign.
A downed cow is left to suffer at a New York stockyard. She was dragged off a truck by a rope tied around her head - the other end of the rope was tied to a post and she was unloaded when the truck drove off. A downed cow with a broken neck is left to suffer at a Texas stockyard. Her neck was broken when she was forcibly separated from her calf in the marketing process.
A downed cow is left to suffer and die at an Oklahoma stockyard as her frightened young calf looks on. A downed, disemboweled calf is left to suffer at a Pennsylvania stockyard. Stockyard workers refused to humanely euthanize him.
Factory Farming
“Industrywide, hens are given an average of only 48 square inches of space (6 inches by 8 inches—about half the size of a standard sheet of paper) each, since up to eight birds are crammed into each tiny battery cage. Filthy sheds reeking of ammonia contain as many as 100,000 birds each. At the end of their lives, the animals’ bodies are so worn out that they’re considered useless for anything but cat food, if they’re even usable for that. The conditions are so horrible that, on average, more than one in seven of the animals die annually. Often, the rotting corpses are left to decompose among the live hens. At a bare minimum, each hen requires 72 square inches of space with the ultimate goal of phasing out battery cages altogether.” — www.shameway.com. In contrast, these free-range chickens at Ayrshire Farm have a natural environment in which to live.
“Animals are hauled to slaughter for many hours without food, water, or rest, while exposed to extreme temperatures. Many die in transit, and those too sick or injured to walk are dragged with chains to the kill floor.” — Courtesy of the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.
Puppy Mills
Scene from a puppy mill — Wisconsin Puppy Mill Project.