by Don Chapin, Ph.D.
1) “Factory Farming: What It Is and Why It’s a Problem,” AND 2)
“6 Cruel Ways That Pigs Are Abused on Factory Farms”
I received a brochure today from an outfit calling itself Farmsanctury, of Watkins Glen, N.Y.. Maybe I’m getting senile in my old age, but I couldn’t help getting emotional about what I was reading. Disclosure: I grew up in the small-farm dairy country of upstate N.Y., Schoharie County, to be exact. A “small” dairy farm, in my early years, typically meant family-owned with about 10, maybe 30 or up to potentially 40 dairy cows, a couple or more pigs, an unknown number of free-ranging chickens, and typically, before being replaced by tractors, a team of horses.
Yes, I also worked at gathering loose hay (later it was baled hay) to store in the barn loft with a team of horses pulling the hay wagon. (Due to all the lifting 60 to 100-pound hay bales onto a wagon after balers were introduced, pull-ups after I joined the USAF typically resulted in me shooting belt-high on the chinning bar. 🙂 ALL the animals were treated with respect, because the farmers I was associated with and typically worked for as a part-time farmhand (at $0.50 to $1/hour) realized that such a farm was a cooperative venture, the farmer providing the food and appropriate land area and the animals providing their respective donations.
The pigs had their own building and yard, including a section for mud-baths, but the other animals roamed the farmer’s land constrained primarily by a barb-wire fence. Today, I see pigs are often considered as house pets. They are found to be very clean, easily house-broken and provided access to an outside yard to “do their business” just like a family dog. Pig owners attest to their intelligence and trainability.
The cows, of my time at least, were very herd-oriented (and, yes, playful until they eventually grew too large to frolic), and were used to being milked once in the morning and again in the very late afternoon or evening. They would typically move as a body or tight-knit group to and from the barn’s milking stanchions, easily allowing themselves to be locked into a stanchion at the appropriate time. If the farmer didn’t get to them when they considered it the appropriate time, milk production in their udders being a strong inducement, they would stand outside the barn and start bawling until the whole herd joined in the chorus/racket or the farmer would acquiesce and start the milking process.
Yes, I’ve seen cows get quite inebriated, too. Part of their winter feed was chopped corn, stored in a silo, and packed (stomped) down as it’s blown in. Often, the bottom layers in the silo would be sufficiently crushed to partially liquefy, begin leaking out at the bottom and fermenting. Cows loved it, just as some humans would have corn liquor stills in Appalachia, and they are just as susceptible to fermented liquids as humans. One problem with that is that the fermented liquid taints the milk and lowers the price the farmer can earn for the milk. Personal experience: cow milk on the island of Puerto Rico would typically spoil in just a couple of hours, even in a refrigerator, if the cows were allowed into a sugar cane field after a ‘cane harvest.
Unfortunately, the small, family-owned farms are being forced out of business by the economics of factory farming. Contrast that environment with the production-oriented, soulless—for both animals and attending humans—factory “farming” methods described in the following Farmsanctury brochure. The Farmsanctury envelope stated “Kicked, beaten and burned… and it’s not against the law! Factory farmed animals are among the most abused animals on Earth.” Typically (as I see it), that is because the attending “humans” begin to see the animals placed in their “care” as mechanical factory-owned resources rather than God-inspired ensouled beings here to help humanity. Investigating further led me to the website https://thehumaneleague.org, dedicated to revealing the inappropriate inhuman behavior and disadvantages of factory farms, as briefly highlighted in the accompanying article “Factory Farming – What It Is and Why It’s a Problem.”
Ask any animal communicator if the animals they communicate with are conscious. Coupled with the endlessly communicated fact that animals of the world have incarnated to serve humanity, with many knowing they are to eventually be eaten by humans (revealed by various channeled sources), possibly by the same humans that abused them all their short production for profit lives, you can’t help but wonder, “Why do they bother to incarnate??”
Reading some of the articles on the thehumaneleague.org website, such as the accompanying article, “Factory Farming: What It Is and Why It’s a Problem,” along with reading messages from the Sirians, channeled through Patricia Cori in “The Cosmos of Soul, a Wake-up Call For Humanity”… the Sirian’s obvious strong dislike for the idea of “eating dead animals,” (they are now 6th-dimensional nonmaterial beings) almost converts me to becoming a raw-food vegetarian. I say “almost” because I only taught myself to “cook” in my middle 70’s, and it was so much easier throwing a piece of meat into a small frying pan to wean myself from all-frozen meal diets after my wife transitioned. Although I now eat only about 1-1/2 meals per day, as seems to be typical of a 3D-to-
4D transition, it appears another step is in order, raw vegetable meals or snacks.