Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Eating Animals, talks about factory farming practices and its effect on the planet. The 4 minute video below is just part of a larger hour long discussion which can be found here. It's refreshing to have such a well spoken individual talking about Veganism.
Take a peek into the realities of food production and see if it doesn't haunt you.
Our Daily Bread is a documentary that simply shows the process of food production - that's all. No narration, no emotion, just an unblinking vision into the process of making food. The video below is the first 40 minutes (all I could find online) and it's a stomach-wrenching vision into how we create what the planet calls food.
Please beware this video shows the everyday practice of animal slaughter and everything you likely do not want to know about.
The disturbing video below is standard operating procedure when it comes to breeding and processing egg laying hens worldwide. Mercy For Animals writes:
For the nearly 150,000 male chicks who hatch every 24 hours at
this Hy-Line facility, their lives begin and end the same day. Grabbed
by their fragile wings by workers known as "sexers," who separate males
from females, these young animals are callously thrown into chutes and
hauled away to their deaths. They are destined to die on day one
because they cannot produce eggs and do not grow large or fast enough
to be raised profitably for meat. Their lives are cut short when they
are dropped into a grinding machine tossed around by a spinning auger
before being torn to pieces by a high-pressure macerator.
Over 21 million male chicks meet their fate this way each year at this facility.
the surviving females, this is the beginning of a life of cruelty and
confinement at the hands of the egg industry. Before even leaving the
hatchery they will be snapped by their heads into a spinning debeaker a
portion of their sensitive beaks removed by a laser. Workers toss and
rummage through them before they are placed 100 per crowded box and
shipped across the country.
So by now I’m sure that most of you Bay Area folks
have heard the rumor that Amici’s Pizzeria is serving up vegan cheese
pizza at all 11 of their Bay Area locations. Well, it’s true, and
the pizza is AMAZING. So amazing, in fact, that I’m willing to bet that I’ve
eaten my weight in vegan pizza in the past month.
They’re using Cheezly, (which
is now officially my favorite vegan cheese) and they definitely don’t
skimp on it- or any of their toppings for that matter. And the best part is
that they deliver, so you can have this melty deliciousness delivered right to
your home! Vegan pizza + not having to leave my home to get it = the best deal
I hope Amici’s continues to be so good to us vegans- how
awesome would it be to see a vegan chicken parmesan on the menu one day?!