Recently a vegan animal rights activist posted a video online of her giving a baby calf a hug before it is reportedly led to the slaughterhouse.
Alix Livingstone, 23, held the baby cow while crying during the video, after she reportedly broke into a slaughterhouse and boldly shackled herself to some metal railings right next to the baby cow.
A fellow activist decided to chain themselves straight up, directly to a calf to try and prevent it from being slaughtered and harvested for its meat. The video can be seen below.
According to Unilad:
“Alix tried to negotiate the release of two Bobby calves – which are less than 30 days old and have been separated from their mothers – but the slaughterhouse refused to hand them over after hours of negotiations.
CA Sinclair slaughterhouse in Victoria, south east Australia, told her that they would forcibly remove her from the premises if she did not voluntarily leave.”
Unfortunately according to her, shortly after she left the slaughterhouse “both calves were slaughtered that day.” The woman works as an investigator for Aussie Farms, and her job is to show people what animals go through and try to generate some empathy for them by investigating slaughterhouses and farms.
Sometimes she’s able to rescue them and spend time with the animals. She said:
“I get to know them as individuals and it’s heartbreaking to know their fate if they are not going to be rescued.”
For over two years the Melbourne, Australia woman has been a vegan.
“I was inspired by other activists I saw online. I felt I needed to do more than just being vegan. I needed to join the fight for animal liberation.
Veganism is not causing harm to the most vulnerable creatures on the planet, showing compassion and being kind to all sentient beings.
I hope that those who have not yet made the connection, will soon realise that even though they are different, they share the ability to suffer, feel love and joy,” she continued.
The vegan or vegetarian debate is a very complicated, surprisingly divisive one with extreme opinions on all sides.
On one hand, with the grocery store paradigm, federal reserve note paradigm, and everything we live in there’s no doubt about it, the animals you eat probably did not live very happy lives. No doubt, if you have a conscience you should feel bad about that.
However, do people honestly have a conscience? There’s something weird about the nature of care: some people sort of pretend to care but in their feelings, they really don’t care as much as they pretend to, while others really do care about animals and want to save them, and most people are completely apathetic and too impatient to try and notice a cow is about as cute and incredible of an animal to behold as a pet dog.
In addition, it’s extremely difficult to pinpoint what human beings are naturally supposed to eat, and what we need to be healthy. All kinds of contradictory information is in circulation about the health benefits and health consequences of being vegan or vegetarian. In my personal opinion there are some health problems that can arise from being 100%, all the time vegan, but animals we eat are not treated nice in any way, and we’re all kind of being psychopathic and insane living like this.
It’s hard to say whether being vegan is great or terrible for your health, people react differently to it and all kinds of other factors in health are at play that most people don’t know enough about, nutrition and vitamins and minerals.
But make no mistake, it’s not our fault everybody eats meat and that the grocery store paradigm is the way it is. It’s true we can change it, but things feel so hopeless for change in general, the civilian population was born into this and it’s the fault of the people who influenced society to go in this direction, that we live this way. So environmentalists and vegans should definitely blame the people in positions of power and influence and those throughout history as opposed to common people.