***ATTENTION NY/NJ animal activists!!***
Join FAUN as we reignite our ongoing campaign to elevate public consciousness regarding "food" animals and aggressively work against those who enslave, torture and kill these animals for profit. We will once again be lining up in front of Marzigliano's Live Animal Dungeon in West New York, to demonstrate our love and empathy for the billions of sentient animals (mostly chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, pigeons, turkeys and even goats) who are so cruelly confined, tortured and horrifically killed in the "live markets" which are so pervasive in the urban centers of northern New Jersey and across the United States.
Among all the animal species that humans exploit and kill for profit and for the satisfaction of gustatory preferences, it is common knowledge that chickens are the most widely and systematically confined, tortured and killed. Though it's hard to conceptualize in the modern, mass-production scheme of the industrialized world, chickens were once tree-dwelling wild birds whose natural habitat was limited to certain tropical jungles of southeast Asia.
Sadly, for nothing other than the widely-savored taste of chickens' flesh and eggs, the "poultry" and egg industries have exploded exponentially worldwide, and hideously transformed these docile, gentle, beautiful birds into a big agribusiness enterprise, wherein they are reduced to nothing more than "meat machines" and "egg factories", who live and die exclusively for human convenience and pleasure. Each year in this country, the more than 9 billion chickens grown (not raised) for meat, a.k.a. "broilers"endure the most horribly unnatural conditions one could imagine in filthy, overcrowded confinement sheds, where they are denied all natural light and every other element essential to their fundamental health and well-being. These creatures are genetically manipulated to maximize muscle-tissue (meat) growth, so that their legs are often incapable of supporting their unnaturally increasing bodyweight, resulting in lameness, arthritis and other diseases.
"Broiler" chickens are subjected to an additional array of unthinkable horrors before, a mere 45 days after birth, they are brutally killed and cut to pieces for cold hard profit, and to satisfy the voracious appetites of our species, though an infinite number of healthier, more economical and more ethical alternatives to animal proteins are accessible to all of us in the United States today.
Egg laying hens, a.k.a "layers", have their beaks violently removed by a hot blade with no anesthesia so they don't peck each other to death from the maddening, hellish, filthy, unnatural, obscenely crowded and disease-ridden wire cages they are forced to endure as they produce eggs until they are literally spent from exhaustion, calcium depletion, osteoporosis & other diseases. After one or two years of being continuously exploited as nothing more than "egg factories", spent hens are simply destroyed by the most economical means, or sold to be subjected to further abuses and eventually slaughtered.
For more information on the commercial poultry & egg industries' treatment of both "broiler"and "layer" chickens, please check out this very solid catalogue of resources from United Poultry Concerns:
What goes on in horrible "live poultry markets" is equally absurd and abominable.
Please join up with FAUN as, once again, we turn our attention to the plight of helpless chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, pigeons, turkeys and goats, who are so cruelly and systematically confined, tortured, killed and sold at "live meat/poultry" markets so pervasive in the northern part of New Jersey and New York City. In these hellish places, where the odors of death, fear and intense confinement are perpetually acrid and inescapable, live birds are stuffed together in cages so tightly that they can't even move. Such cages are stacked from floor to ceiling in these filthy dungeons, so that customers can walk in, select the animal(s) of their choice and even decide how the animal(s) will be killed and butchered, according to their individual preferences.
The hapless, selected animal-victim is removed from the public area into a godforsaken "back room," where he/she is dispassionately killed in a bloody, grotesque, medieval manner (most commonly by severing the jugular vein or decapitation). The broken/mutilated creature is then brought back to the customers post-mortem, defeathered and sliced up in accordance with the customers' fickle palates. Could it get any more disgusting or moribund?
At this demonstration, we will be handing out relevant literature and sharing information with passersby, as well as holding relevant signs and exhibiting United Poultry Concerns "Live Poultry Markets" video on a loop to show Marzigliano's customers (and the general public) the shocking, terrible realities behind this insidious, mostly hidden and shockingly pervasive form of animal cruelty. JOIN US in our fight for the total emancipation of these sacred living beings!!!
WHAT: FAUN Abolish Live Markets! demo @ Marzigliano's Live Dungeon in West New York, NJ
WHEN: Saturday, June 30th, 2o12
TIME: From 3:00 to 7:00pm
WHERE: Marzigliano's Live Animal Dungeon, 5217 Bergenline Avenue, West New York, NJ,[masked].
PARKING: For those driving in and unfamiliar with the area, J F Kennedy Blvd is one of the main thoroughfares running through the town of West New York. Take J F Kennedy Blvd to 52nd Street, where you will see a large PC Richards on the corner. Turn onto 52nd Street, and drive down approximately 3/4 of a block, you will pass a long/large brown building. Just beyond this building on your right hand side is a sign "West New York municipal parking" turn right and park. There is PLENTY of parking here, and it is quite close to the demo location. Be advised to bring QUARTERS since the metered parking here accepts only quarters at the rate of .50 (fifty cents) per hour. From the Municipal Parking Lot, it is literally a 50 foot walk to Bergenline Ave. Making a left onto Bergenline Ave, you will see Marzigliano's Live Poultry another 50 feet up the street on the left hand side.
##Note to NYC activists--there is a bus directly from the Port Authority,NYC which drops you off in front of Marzigliano's Live Poultry Market.
NJ Transit bus # 159 toward Fort Lee/Linwood Park.
The meat industry is responsible for more than 90% of all the animal cruelty and extirpation on this planet. Fighting against the meat industry, in whatever form, is therefore CENTRAL to winning the animal/earth liberation struggle and making this world a better place for literally billions of our voiceless friends. Please come and help us do just that! WE will have the signs, literature and relevant props. All YOU need to bring is yourself and your voice to speak up for those sentient beings who cannot articulate their wish to be free and live their lives according to their own natures, not be confined from birth, systematically tortured and horrifically killed for profit and human pleasure.
Please call [masked], or email [masked] to learn more about this event, the campaign this event is a part of, other FAUN campaigns, or FAUN group in general.
Blessed Be all animals, and all friends of animals!