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#1 Old 05-27-2015, 09:23 AM
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How Many Animals Are Killed Every Year & How Little We Care


The numbers in this video are shocking. We are great at counting calories, measuring profits, quantifying just about anything. But when it comes to knowing our impact on other beings, we seem to fall short. Exactly how many animals do we eat every year? How may animals are killed every year whether for food, clothing, research, entertainment, what have you? In this video I share with you my experience in trying to find these numbers in an quantify our collective impact on the animals of this world. Please share this video in the smallest effort to begin accounting for our actions and informing others of the utter enormity of what we have done and continue to do. /ByTheNumbers

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#2 Old 05-30-2015, 02:33 PM
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this was a tough video for me BSV. One of my friends (maid of honor at my wedding) was the first and only vegan I have ever met. Her veganism was derived from her native american spiritual tradition.

Her whole family are limited in the meat they consume, or vegetarian, or vegan. They view the taking of an animal's life as a serious event, fraught with spiritual consequences. At a meal where an animal was consumed (in their home) the family would thank the animal, and do a small ceremony to mark its passing.

My friend figured that eating dairy products and eggs was a logical next step in reducing her environmental and spiritual impact on this world.

I wont talk much about her tribe's spirituality, because they are very concerned with keeping their practices private. I was only invited to these ceremonies because of my close relationship with one of the members.

I wish I understood her veganism at the time, but she had so much information, it was hard to absorb at the time. I am grateful she opened the door, and I discovered a taste for veggie foods during our friendship.
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this was a tough video for me BSV. One of my friends (maid of honor at my wedding) was the first and only vegan I have ever met. Her veganism was derived from her native american spiritual tradition.

Her whole family are limited in the meat they consume, or vegetarian, or vegan. They view the taking of an animal's life as a serious event, fraught with spiritual consequences. At a meal where an animal was consumed (in their home) the family would thank the animal, and do a small ceremony to mark its passing.

My friend figured that eating dairy products and eggs was a logical next step in reducing her environmental and spiritual impact on this world.

I wont talk much about her tribe's spirituality, because they are very concerned with keeping their practices private. I was only invited to these ceremonies because of my close relationship with one of the members.

I wish I understood her veganism at the time, but she had so much information, it was hard to absorb at the time. I am grateful she opened the door, and I discovered a taste for veggie foods during our friendship.
This is really cool. It's also interesting because a lot of meat eaters will use Native Americans as examples of why we're "meant" to eat meat. I wish we could know more about her tribe, but I understand their desire for discretion.
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When I first went vegan I was much more sensitive to the massive quantities of animals killed for human use. It was staggering to me. I used to walk down grocery aisles and see the massive bottles of fish oil or the carton after carton of milks just for that store alone and that given time and it would boggle my mind how much suffering, exploitation, depleted resources that had to have caused. I can never understand when people argue that we need meat to survive. It's such a lie, and at some point every single human on this Earth is going to have to find another way because we are destroying our world and rapidly depleting precious resources with our use of animals while our own population continues to explode.

I don't think about this aspect as much now because it is just too overwhelming, but I think it is an excellent tool for "showing" people the impact humans have on the world.
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quite a few of the native american tribes view animals as equals.

If you must eat a fish (they prefer the "holy" grain crops) you thank the river for the fish, and you thank the fish for its life. The view that all native americans were eating copious amounts of hunted game daily is false.

Maybe on the great plains it was that way, but amongst my friend's tribe, the grain crops were viewed as a holy and staple food.
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this was a tough video for me BSV. One of my friends (maid of honor at my wedding) was the first and only vegan I have ever met. Her veganism was derived from her native american spiritual tradition.

Her whole family are limited in the meat they consume, or vegetarian, or vegan. They view the taking of an animal's life as a serious event, fraught with spiritual consequences. At a meal where an animal was consumed (in their home) the family would thank the animal, and do a small ceremony to mark its passing.

My friend figured that eating dairy products and eggs was a logical next step in reducing her environmental and spiritual impact on this world.

I wont talk much about her tribe's spirituality, because they are very concerned with keeping their practices private. I was only invited to these ceremonies because of my close relationship with one of the members.

I wish I understood her veganism at the time, but she had so much information, it was hard to absorb at the time. I am grateful she opened the door, and I discovered a taste for veggie foods during our friendship.
thanks so much for sharing this. so glad she took the next steps. and this was a hard one for me too!

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When I first went vegan I was much more sensitive to the massive quantities of animals killed for human use. It was staggering to me. I used to walk down grocery aisles and see the massive bottles of fish oil or the carton after carton of milks just for that store alone and that given time and it would boggle my mind how much suffering, exploitation, depleted resources that had to have caused. I can never understand when people argue that we need meat to survive. It's such a lie, and at some point every single human on this Earth is going to have to find another way because we are destroying our world and rapidly depleting precious resources with our use of animals while our own population continues to explode.

I don't think about this aspect as much now because it is just too overwhelming, but I think it is an excellent tool for "showing" people the impact humans have on the world.
it really is and being connected to it 24/7 is draining and infuriating and hearbreaking. this video took a LOT out of me to make.

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quite a few of the native american tribes view animals as equals.

If you must eat a fish (they prefer the "holy" grain crops) you thank the river for the fish, and you thank the fish for its life. The view that all native americans were eating copious amounts of hunted game daily is false.

Maybe on the great plains it was that way, but amongst my friend's tribe, the grain crops were viewed as a holy and staple food.
that's a far cry from today's relationship!

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I came across this news item at Yahoo news when I was accessing my email today. I didn't feel like starting a new thread for this, and this thread seems like a logical place to put it. Many of us here are probably already somewhat familiar with the deaths of non-target species (bycatch) during commercial fishing operations:

http://www.seattletimes.com/business...fishing-fleet/

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I came across this news item at Yahoo news when I was accessing my email today. I didn't feel like starting a new thread for this, and this thread seems like a logical place to put it. Many of us here are probably already somewhat familiar with the deaths of non-target species (bycatch) during commercial fishing operations:

http://www.seattletimes.com/business...fishing-fleet/

Wow, it's mind boggling.


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I came across this news item at Yahoo news when I was accessing my email today. I didn't feel like starting a new thread for this, and this thread seems like a logical place to put it. Many of us here are probably already somewhat familiar with the deaths of non-target species (bycatch) during commercial fishing operations:

http://www.seattletimes.com/business...fishing-fleet/
yes I saw that in my research. absolutely devastating.
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150 billion animals are killed every year (inc land and sea animals)...To say that this reflects badly on the human race is an extreme understatement
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150 billion animals are killed every year (inc land and sea animals)...To say that this reflects badly on the human race is an extreme understatement
it's actually FAR more than that: 2.8 TRILLION fish alone!

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it's actually FAR more than that: 2.8 TRILLION fish alone!
Oh no that's even worse

Tragic

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Oh no that's even worse

Tragic

(I will re-watch this video...Sometimes I can't watch whole videos as I lose signal if I am out somewhere )
no worries! it's one of my longer ones.

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