Periodically we will feature a rescued animal courtesy of the folks from “No Voice Unheard” who have compiled an excellent book entitled Ninety-Five, which documents the lives of rescued farm animals. You may be surprised at exactly how loving and intelligent these animals are. We encourage you to buy their book (available at the Cole Bookstore), which will connect you or a loved one to our animal friends.
Our current story is about Clover, a rabbit. Yes, people do eat rabbits too. Clover was about to be sold at a market when a woman rescued him before he could be made into a meal. Conditions at many of the approximately 200,000 rabbit facilities in the United States are similar to those at a battery-cage egg factory farms. Rabbits are jammed into small cages and most are slaughtered around 10 weeks of age.
If living ethically is important to you, please remember that there is nothing humane about “humane” animal farming, just as there is nothing ethical or defensible about consuming its products. When confronted with the fundamental injustice inherent in all animal agriculture—a system that is predicated on inflicting massive, intentional and unnecessary suffering and death on billions of sentient individuals—the only ethical response is to strive to end it by becoming vegan, not to regulate it by supporting “improved” methods of producing dairy, milk, meat, and other animal products. For more information, please read The Humane Farming Myth.
Learn more about Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary at www.PeacefulPrairie.org