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I've never felt so helpless & sad & just horrible. I saw 3 trucks full of pigs being hauled in to be slaughtered. The look in their eyes & their screams.........<br><br>
I'm glad I went to bear witness but I feel just broken now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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Why protest *at* the pig slaughter, it's not as likely to change anyone there, but at a local college campus or mall you could have informed people what was happening, and maybe had a wider audience to hear about it.
 

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People drive by & see the protest. It's one of many locations this group protests at.
 

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Plus I wanted to see for myself what happens...as much as they'll allow you to see, at least.
 

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Oh crazy, every where I've lived places like that are very far removed from where anyone would ever drive by.
 

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This slaughter house is in the middle of downtown Toronto. Though I didn't know where it was exactly until recently.
 

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Where I live, they're in LA, right in plain view of a busy street/freeway. When I was little, and super obsessed with pigs, my mom always drove me past this huge beautiful mural of pigs playing in the mud on her way to work. I realized later the mural was on the side of the Farmer John slaughterhouse/packing building. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jenm7</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3061829"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I've never felt so helpless & sad & just horrible. I saw 3 trucks full of pigs being hauled in to be slaughtered. The look in their eyes & their screams.........<br><br>
I'm glad I went to bear witness but I feel just broken now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("></div>
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Yeh, this is the unfortunate side-effects of activism. I've had to take a break for a few months because of that feeling. Try to stay connected to happy stuff in your life so you have a stress buffer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Nishani</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3061852"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Yeh, this is the unfortunate side-effects of activism. I've had to take a break for a few months because of that feeling. Try to stay connected to happy stuff in your life so you have a stress buffer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Good point. This is my first real experience with this kind of protest & I did get really upset. I'm finding it hard to shake this hopeless feeling but I know I need to try. I won't be much use if I'm a blubbering fool the whole time!
 

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I've never felt so helpless & sad & just horrible. I saw 3 trucks full of pigs being hauled in to be slaughtered. The look in their eyes & their screams.........(</div>
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If you take a video of that and put it on YouTube and pass it around, it might do some good.
 

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If you take a video of that and put it on YouTube and pass it around, it might do some good.</div>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jenm7</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3061829"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I've never felt so helpless & sad & just horrible. I saw 3 trucks full of pigs being hauled in to be slaughtered. The look in their eyes & their screams.........<br><br>
I'm glad I went to bear witness but I feel just broken now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("></div>
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As activists, we have limited time and resources compared to the massive industries which do these things to animals. One of our precious resources is our own mental sanity. It's possible to have cheerful, uplifting days of activism which potentially spare hundreds of animals with very little effort. Now that you've felt the frustration and pain of feeling helpless, I'd like to offer you a window to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVp8oWbyDFc" target="_blank">a different type of activism</a>. Please consider this idea. I've done it before myself and often help pay to print the booklets. It's probably going to do far more for animals. You were advocating to a pretty tough crowd at the pig farm. Kids on college campuses are far more likely to be sympathetic and open to change.
 

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Thanks for the info. I'm glad I went & saw for myself what happens but I don't think I could take going there on a regular basis. Being able to do something while keeping my sanity is something I'd definitely like to look into.
 

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Check out this group: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/tarve/" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/tarve/</a><br>
i went with them to do a FARM pay per view at UofT recently. More will happen when the second semester starts and the guy is also looking for people who can organize events and such, there will be a big event in May that he looks for people<br><br>
I am sure there are moren groups like this, including Pig Save<br><br>
and irizary is right about publishing pictures, actually the people who do it publish them pretty often on facebook
 

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Thanks, Ira. I haven't heard of that group but I'll definitely check them out. I did manage to get some good pics & they are going up on Facebook.
 

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Thanks, Ira. I haven't heard of that group but I'll definitely check them out. I did manage to get some good pics & they are going up on Facebook.</div>
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<br><a href="http://www.veganoutreach.org/" target="_blank">http://www.veganoutreach.org/</a><br>
Has a few options for getting involved and keeping your sanity, if you go to their catalogue you can get some leaflets to hand out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Has a few options for getting involved and keeping your sanity, if you go to their catalogue you can get some leaflets to hand out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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I checked their website out today & I really like what they do. Thanks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Eating in a way that does not include eating pigs, is by itself, a form of activism. And setting an example for others, esp young people who are just leaving their parents and beginning to make their own choices about how to buy food and how to prepare it, I believe it is more effective than protest. If they see and example of someone who did this in a way that does not include eating animals, it is a powerful influence. Actions speak louder than words. Willingness to live without make your own life one into a life where you do not eat pigs makes a more powerful statement than telling others what to do with their lives, and to not kill pigs.<br><br>
It is easier to stand in front of a pig-killing place and say stop the killing. It is harder to change your life so that you are no longer involved in supporting the pig-killing industry. People know that. When they see you protesting in front of a pig-killing place, they may be skeptical as to whether you really put out the effort to leave pigs products out of your own life. Being a conspicuous non-pig-eater makes more of an impression on people.
 

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I live in a rural area, and several of my closest neighbours are farmers. Each autumn we witness large trucks coming to bring their sheep to the slaughter. But as a matter of fact, farmers don't necessarily like this part of the job. One of my neighbours told me that she thinks shipping her sheep off gets worse each year. And my great-grandfather (who was a farmer) refused to eat meat coming from his own cattle...<br><br>
I agree that targeting pig farmers probably is an ineffective way of doing activism. I do also believe in doing long term education, rather than inciting controversy.
 

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They don't really start controversy. The organizer of it was at a fundraiser I went to and from what she was talking they don't seem to be on bad terms with the workers. She said they were doing controversy when it began but now it is way more peaceful. I think I saw recently a video of her fighting with someone about pigs being nall frostbitten, but that is an extreme situation.<br><br>
I believe the reasons she said it is done is because those pigs deserve to be noticed and yes, also to get attention of people. I disagree that not eating pigs gets more attention. Also I don't believe people are sceptical about it, who would stand outside a slaughterhouse and witness that heartbreaking moments if they were not really believing in it? The thing is that lots of people don't even think about it being a slaughterhouse, but this reminds them of it, makes them think of it and also shows that there are people who oppose it
 
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