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  • Plant strong | Loveustoo
    one of the best things we can do to for our health the environment and our fellow animals We explore the reasons in greater detail below but this short video gives a good overview View The Posters Download The Posters

    Original URL path: http://www.loveustoo.sg/node/25 (2016-02-16)
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  • Health | Loveustoo
    But going veg is not just for sportsmen Cancer diabetes heart disease and other forms of degenerative disease are so common today that most of us personally know a family member or friend who has suffered from one these diseases Cancer is the leading cause of death in Singapore accounting for 30 of all deaths in 2011 Heart disease accounts for 16 What is truly sad however is that we have come to see these ailments as a necessary evil of modern life enduring the grief and billions of taxpayer dollars they cost without realising how easily we can prevent them Degenerative disease is closely linked to lifestyle choices such as exercise and dietary habits The World Health Organisation found that people on a well planned vegetarian diet are significantly less likely to develop cancer compared to meat eaters The human body is not adapted to the consumption of meat and other animal products due to the nature of animal protein high amounts of saturated fat and carcinogenic compounds formed during cooking In contrast a plant based diet greatly increases the body s ability to suppress cancerous cell growth Plant based diets are also extremely effective in countering obesity and

    Original URL path: http://www.loveustoo.sg/node/9 (2016-02-16)
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  • Environment | Loveustoo
    the UN Food and Agriculture Organization found that raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than the entire transport system cars trucks trains and planes combined A single person going vegetarian would eliminate 1 5 tonnes of C02 equivalent gases a year Livestock production is also a major source of land and water degradation Irresponsible disposal of manure and animal corpses for instance has led to the pollution of many rivers affecting the lives of many people who depend on them Meat production is also extremely wasteful On average farmed animals must be fed over 6 kilograms of food crops to produce 1 kilogram of meat along with large amounts of water and energy precious resources that we could directly consume Animal agriculture is responsible for 70 of global freshwater consumption 38 of total land use and 85 of soybean production In fact the world s cattle alone consume a quantity of food equal to the caloric needs of 8 7 billion people more than the entire human population Ending world hunger is not an unrealistic goal We just need to be smarter about how we use our resources At the same time we need to think about the

    Original URL path: http://www.loveustoo.sg/node/10 (2016-02-16)
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  • Kindness | Loveustoo
    in children s books and nursery rhymes we think of farm animals happily being raised on open pastures On milk cartons and egg boxes we see cartoon pictures of smiling cows and chickens We tell ourselves that happy animals make delicious meat Unfortunately a vast majority of the hundreds of million animals we consume each year comes from factory farms large filthy warehouses where animals are deprived of everything natural to them including sunlight family and even the ability to turn around This allows a single farmer to manage up to thousands of animals at once which is the only affordable way to meet the global demand for meat The consequence however is that these animals are treated as objects that are incapable of feeling anything They suffer neglect and mutilation They die slow agonising deaths from overcrowding during transportation And the only thing that awaits the survivors is a gruesome death in the slaughterhouse Every single animal experiences the kind of unimaginable pain that matches or even eclipses that of the worst forms of human torture Every single animal leads an unfulfilling life without regard for their emotions and feelings And this happens to more than 150 billion animals

    Original URL path: http://www.loveustoo.sg/node/26 (2016-02-16)
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  • From farm to fridge | Loveustoo
    From farm to fridge The horrors that animals endure on today s factory farms large filthy warehouses that treat living creatures as mere objects is truly beyond our worst nightmare Chickens pigs cows and other farmed animals are considered nothing more than units of production their only purpose to increase the company s bottom line View The Posters Download The Posters Download the posters as a pdf file Newsletter Receive

    Original URL path: http://www.loveustoo.sg/node/24 (2016-02-16)
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  • Chickens | Loveustoo
    to her from inside their shells Chickens will fight foxes and eagles to protect their family members and mourn the loss of a loved one Yet chickens the most consumed animal in Singapore are also arguably the most abused animal in the world Crammed by the thousands into filthy windowless sheds they are forced to suffocate in their own urine and feces They are bred to grow so large they become crippled under their own weight They fall sick very often due to their stressed immunity systems even with all the vaccinations and antibiotics put in their food This allows drug resistant viruses to evolve quickly and spread leading to frequent outbreaks of lethal strands of bird flu such as the H5N1 virus Egg laying hens have it even worse They are packed four to six into tiny cages the size of a folded newspaper They are never allowed to move or spread their wings their entire life and suffer feather loss and skin damage due to constant rubbing against the cage and their cage mates In order to prevent them from injuring and killing each other a disorder brought about by their horrid living conditions female chicks have their

    Original URL path: http://www.loveustoo.sg/node/7 (2016-02-16)
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  • Pigs | Loveustoo
    They keep their toilets far from their living and eating areas Although they enjoy lying in the sun they need to cover themselves in mud to protect their sensitive skin In their natural setting mother pigs sing to their piglets while they are nursing Yet pigs the second most consumed farmed animal in Singapore must spend their entire lives in dark warehouses crammed into fetid pens full of their urine and feces Although they are social animals the constant stress prevents them from forming any meaningful relationships To prevent them from biting each other s tails and injuring each other a social disorder brought about by their living conditions piglets have their tails cut off and teeth snipped off with pliers and male piglets are castrated all without anaesthetic Although pigs are supposed to be killed painlessly during slaughter careless stunning practices mean that many pigs are still conscious when they are dumped into boiling water to remove their hair and soften their skin Mother pigs sows spend their lives in metal gestation crates barely bigger than their bodies Unable to move or lie down comfortably this results in crippling leg disorders Like chickens pigs fall sick very often and

    Original URL path: http://www.loveustoo.sg/node/1 (2016-02-16)
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  • Cows | Loveustoo
    mother will frantically bellow and search for her baby for days and even weeks after the calf is taken away Yet most cows raised for beef live their short lives on barren muddy feedlots containing up to 40 000 cows They endure excruciating forms of torture To mark cows ranchers press hot fire irons into their flesh Their horns are cut or burned off and male calves are castrated all without anaesthetic They need to be restrained during these procedures as their bodies shake uncontrollably from the pain While cows are supposed to be stunned by electricity or a bolt gun to render them unconscious before slaughter improper stunning practices mean that many cows remain conscious while their throats are slit and they are hung upside down to allow the blood to drain Some are even skinned alive Like human mothers cows do not produce milk unless they are lactating In order to maximise profits dairy cows are forced through more pregnancy cycles that their bodies can naturally handle Each time one pregnancy cycle ends they are immediately impregnated via artificial insemination to begin another Their babies are taken from them when they are less than 1 day old Once a cow s body is spent after 5 6 years her natural lifespan is 20 the industry no longer has any use for her and sends her for slaughter to be turned into low grade hamburger meat When a dairy cow gives birth to a male calf he is taken away and chained in a dark tiny crate Terrified and alone hours after being brought into this world he will be killed after just 1 3 months of life and sold as veal It is possible to push the blame to the animal industries and demand that they treat animals

    Original URL path: http://www.loveustoo.sg/node/2 (2016-02-16)
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