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What’s So Special About Baby Ducks? July 5, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Nature, Sustainable Living.

Every day, thousands of calves are torn from their mothers . . . so that humans duped by dairy industry propaganda can drink their daily ration of “moo juice.”

May 17th ~ Public works saves 2 ducklings (article)

Shoved into pens so small they can’t turn or lie down, baby calves are left to languish and  become anemic . . . so that diners can order veal scallopini in elegant candlelit restaurants.

April 27th ~ Man saves 7 ducklings from storm drain (video)

Every day, thousands of egg-laying chickens are smothered to death in battery cages on factory farms . . . so humans can serve  scrambled eggs to their babies for breakfast.

May 18th ~ Banker rescues ducklings from ledge ~ crowd cheers (video)

Once hatched, male chicks are ground up alive and fed to hens to fatten them up for market.  Female chicks are debeaked and given growth hormones so they can become the next generation of egg layers or fryers or roasters as quickly as possible.

May 28th ~ 9 wood ducks rescued and rehabilitated in Falmouth (video)

Every year, thousands of baby seals are clubbed to death in Canada, their fur sold to Asian markets.   Korean markets skin dogs and cats . . . alive . . . so their flesh has a hint of adrenaline in it.  Alaska allows the aerial killing of wolves from helicopters for sport . . . how is that “sport” when the wolves don’t have a fighting chance.

June 4th ~ Florida Firemen spend hours rescuing 3 ducklings (article)

Geese are force-fed food via tubes shoved down their throats to enlarge their already engorged livers to produce foie gras for people who enjoy “dining on delicacies, darling.”

June 8th ~ Rescue personnel spend hours rescuing 7 ducklings (article)

Between performances, the majestic Orca, a social animal in the wild, is kept isolated in small tanks (respectively the size of our bath tubs or spas) for decade after decade.

June 20th ~ Firemen rescue ducklings from storm drain (article)

Cows too sick to walk are dragged by their hind legs to slaughter, or pushed and shoved with fork-lifts, as they bellow in terror . . . so that picnickers can grill up hamburgers and steaks for 4th of July festivities.

Does anyone see the anomaly?

What’s so special about baby ducks?  Why do humans go to such lengths to rescue ducklings and report on those rescue efforts?

Are baby ducks more precious than baby chicks?  Baby calves? Baby pigs?

Baby seals?

Why do people who contribute to the suffering of animals by eating copious amounts of chicken, turkey, duck, pork, veal, beef, eggs, and milk  raised under inhumane conditions go to the time, effort, and expense to rescue a few ducklings trapped on the wrong side of a grate?

Why is saving a few ducklings who have fallen through a storm drain newsworthy?

Why not spend that time shining a spotlight on the abuses inherent in factory farming?

My guess . . .

Rescue workers, news reporters, the viewing audience, and bystanders  cheering from the sidelines want to fool themselves into believing they are kind and compassionate toward animals . . . rather than seeing themselves as the hypocrites they are each time they slice into another piece of roasted animal flesh.

What’s so special about baby ducks?

You tell me.

No rules.  Just write!

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1. Lisa (Woman Wielding Words) - August 15, 2011

Wow, powerful words which have given me food for thought. I wonder if we have all been subtly influenced by Make Way for Ducklings?

nrhatch - August 15, 2011

We are compassionate at the core. We want to protect baby ducks because we are kind . . . but most people would also want to protect the baby chicks, pigs, cows, etc.

There is a disconnect between the food on our plate and the way the animals are raised. That needs to change and it will NOT change until people open their eyes as see the suffering.

Some people clamp their eyes shut and say, “It hurts to much to see so I’m going to pretend it’s not happening.”

Others believe “that’s just the way it is.”

If people SAW the suffering of animals on factory farms every day, they WOULD make more conscious decisions about the food they’re eating.

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