*****Demonstration @ Marzigliano's ?ATTENTION NY/NJ animal activists!!!!!!
Stand with FAUN NJ in solidarity with Farm Animal Rights Movement(FARM)
as, on October 2nd, World Farm Animals Day
we turn our energies with renewed vigor toward elevating public consciousness about animal rights, demonstrating our love, empathy and compassion 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, New York 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 industrial world, chickens were once tree-dwelling wild birds whose natural habitat was limited to certain regions of southeast Asia.
Sadly, for nothing more 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:http://www.upc-online.org/industry/plight.html
What goes on in horrible "live poultry markets" is equally absurd and abominable.http://www.upc-online.org/livemarkets/live_poultry_markets.html
Please join up with FAUN as 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?
In an effort to elevate public awareness about this sickening cruelty and discourage conscientious consumers from supporting it, FAUN will be staging another demonstration at Marzigliano's Live Animal Market in West New York, New Jersey. We will be handing out relevant literature and sharing information with passersby, as well as holding relevant signs to visually exhibit the shocking, terrible realities behind this insidious, mostly hidden and shockingly pervasive form of animal crueltyWHEN
: Saturday, October 2nd, 2010.TIME:
From 1pm through 4pm.WHERE:
Marzigliano's Live Market , 5217 Bergenline Avenue, West New York, NJ, 07093-5512.PARKING:
There is metered parking all along Bergenline Avenue, however since this demonstration is on a Saturday, finding a spot close to the demo location might be a problem. For those driving in and unfamiliar with the area, Kennedy Blvd is one of the main thoroughfares running through the town of West New York. Take 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. It is quite close to the demo location, though 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.
##Note to NYC activists--there is a bus directly from the Port Authority,NY which drops you off in front of Marzigliano's Live Poultry Market.
NJ Transit bus # 159 toward Fort Lee/Linwood Park.
If there are any questions, please call [masked] for additional details.The meat industry is responsible for a conservative 90% of all the animal cruelty and extirpation on this planet. Confronting the meat industry head on, whenever and wherever we can, is not a superfluous gesture, it is CENTRAL to winning the animal/earth liberation struggle and making this world a better place for the billions of voiceless animals who languish under human dominion. Our goal is to make a visible, consequential difference for these animals. 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 [address removed] for more information about this event and other events on our calendar. Thanks for all you do for animals and our Mother Earth.Blessed Be all animals, and all friends of animals!!!!!