This goat either really wanted to be in the shot or wanted to eat my camera 🐐😂
Goats are exploited for their milk and fur, that makes the luxurious cashmere material. ~
It's made from the soft undercoat under their neck. Goats have little fat on their bodies and rely on their fur to keep warm during winters. ~
They are pinned down with their legs bound and experience high levels of stress during shearing.
Without their fur, being vulnerable to the cold often leads to death from cold stress.
They're highly social and scientists have said they look to humans for help and long for emotional bonds with human companions. ~
Ditch cashmere! Check the tag ✌
It's been quite the busy weekend to say the least, a cube of truth, a downhill photoshoot, and a trip to Farmer John slaughterhouse. •
I joined @laanimalsave in South Central Los Angeles to give drinking water to the pigs on the way to the slaughter house. It was a powerful experience watching truckload after truckload of pigs enter into the Slaughterhouse. LA Animal Save meets every Sunday and welcomes all to come be a part of the experience.
🌱2017 was an amazing year and we are SO happy to be able to give back to the animals and donate & participate in so many great events on their behalf!! We absolutely love what @laanimalsave and @lovealwayssanctuary are doing for the animals so we decided to contribute the majority of funds last year to them!
If you have never been to a Vigil before, please consider attending @laanimalsave if in the LA area or to the growing number of local Vigils popping up all of the world. It is something that everyone should experience. I promise you it will be life changing
@lovealwayssanctuary is a small local haven for rescued animals owned/operated by the the same lovely ladies that run the LA vigils along with many other compassionate volunteers : ) •
Mike and I had the pleasure of being one of those volunteers yesterday and it was just perfect 👌🏽🐰🦆🐢🐖🐕🦃🐓🐈🕊 Please Volunteer and donate if you can! ❤️
It was the first time that I got to spend quality time with Turkeys 🦃 and I am completely blown away with how smart, sweet, and loving they are. They love cuddles and are curious social animals. These Turkeys were rescues from a slaughter house and now get to live out their lives safe at the Sanctuary❤️ (Check my story for all the adorable photos!)
THANK YOU 🙏🏽 to everyone! Your continued love and support made the donations possible! Everyone out there spreading awareness and setting examples for others, you are my HEROES!! •
*Other 2017 donations were made to: Animal protection and rescue League • @whiskers_and_tails_foundation • @plannedparenthood .
It’s easy to ignore what is happening, to desensitize oneself from something no one really wants to see. I mean, that’s what many people have always done for centuries when it came to huge injustices towards innocent humans & nonhuman animals. Simply stay quiet & live your life, right?
But there’s also always been a small group of people who won’t be silent. Who will stand up for the victims the injustice is inflicted upon. This small group, throughout history, eventually grows into a much bigger group & shows the truth to the world, making more & more people care and not participate nor support the violence and hatred towards certain groups.
Today, the animal rights movement is the fastest growing social justice movement, ever. People are making the connection that farm animals are no different than the dogs & cats we love at home. We as a collective, are realizing that we have been conditioned to believe these sentient beings are merely products, numbers, & things.
When in fact, we can see that they feel an array of emotion, they love, play, & form close bonds. These beings have Souls. Animals have much within themselves that humans can learn a lot about; set your ego aside & open up your heart. 💛
Be on the side of history that ends animal cruelty. ✌🏽
Silence has never inspired change. Silence has never brought an end to injustice. Silence in the face of ignorance is simply wrong. Animals are not food, they are living breathing creatures just like you and me.
All I could say looking into his gentle eyes, was that I was sorry. I’m sorry it took me so long to get here. I’m sorry that you, along with billions of other innocent animals are brought into this world, only for it to come to this. I’m sorry that you were never able to feel the sun on your back. I’m sorry that you were pumped with drugs and given about 5 months to live. I’m sorry you had to go days without water, stuffed inside of a truck with no space to move. I’m sorry that you were born into one hell and transported to another. I’m sorry that you never received love from anyone. I’m sorry that in your final moments, you will have to witness and hear your brothers and sisters scream for their lives. I’m sorry I couldn’t save you... and I’m sorry that I only had 2 minutes to comfort you. You wanted to live, and you did nothing to deserve this. 😔
We have two choices in life. We can either choose compassion or we can choose to support violence. We can either turn a blind eye and pretend it doesn’t exist or we can face the truth and do something. How can we possibly look into the eyes of these animals and say that our tastebuds are worth more than their suffering? There’s a reason we are never shown slaughter house footage. There’s a reason these places are hidden from public eye. What happens in there, is beyond our worst nightmares. Please make the connection. Please choose compassion. #govegan
@joaquin__phoenix and i feeding water to the pigs. Thankyou @sarahsegal28 for documenting.
Watch the full video on @jvm 's Facebook live! These beautiful pigs have endured a life full of pain and cruelty- we come to bear witness, feed them water, document and try to minimize their pain- even if it is just for a couple minutes. We wont stop fighting until every being is free of oppression. #TheSaveMovement#LAAnimalSave#JaneUnchained#PigVigil#GoVegan#HumaneMeatIsALie#AnimalLiberation
I’m so proud of these girls. My daughter Hanah and cousin Lindsay are out on the front line standing up for what they believe in and bearing witness to these pigs going in to be slaughtered. The world needs more strong ladies like them, I love you girls 💚✌🏼 @hangos_strong @veganvixen_hollywood @thequeenofsunsetblvd #laanimalsave
I’m DYING right now, DO YOU NOT SEE THE SUFFERING ?! Look into their eyes!! How can that not turn you away from eating them ?! Where the fuck is the disconnect ?! FUCK, this is not ok. I don’t understand! Can’t you see the same face your pets give you ?! I’m in tears, I’m breathing hard because I’m mad.. I want to do something about this. Its tearing me to shreds. I want to save them all. I want them to live. How could you not want that so badly for them ? How could you be ok with saving humans but not animals ? Why can’t we help all ? All living & breathing beings in this universe!!! We do not have to eat flesh! Eating meat is so weird, your eating body parts. Please make the connection 🙏🏽✨I AM VEGAN FOR THEM
Apparently last night vigil was so traumatic that it affected my subconscious. I had a dream that a piglet escaped the truck. I rescued her and adopted her but then here is the WEIRD part. When I brought the piglet home, she turned into a human and started telling us her story. It was heartbreaking. Also, I kept saying to her, you are so smart and you speak English so well and she said to me, I hear everything, I know what is going on.
ARGH. So I am obviously mentally distressed by what I see on Sundays and last night I broke into tears after keeping my shit together while giving water to this pig. His or her eyes were so beautiful and he or she was guzzling on water with so much gumption, pulling on my hose. When it was time to back up, I just melted.
Pigs are highly intelligent. They feel, they understand. What we witness every Sunday is an animal holocaust. They are innocent beings stacked into trucks, brought to a gas chamber. They didn't ask for it. They're only targeted because they are different than us. But they feel pain. Just. Like. Us.
Have a beautiful day Vegans and Pre Vegans. Be the change you want to see in the world. Start today. Be better. Elevate yourself. Focus on #love and #peace#govegan#friendsnotfood#laanimalsave#savemovement#riseup#justiceforallbeings
All the photographs from the documentary photo series ‘The Lives We’re Fighting For’ will be shared on this account. All images are shot by @dorisedawson - If you or someone you know is in one of these photographs, please get in contact with @dorisedawson or this account so that I can ask permission of that person to keep the photograph up and posted. Share & repost as much as possible w credit- spread the word to the unknown. Thank you xx - Doris #laanimalsave#theliveswerefightingfor
These are the best human beings to be around... Loving, Compassionate people who want to end Animal suffering, for the benefit of them, us and our planet. There is nowhere I’d rather be then with all of you incredible people. I seriously Love being around you guys. You all inspire me, let’s continue changing the world✌🏽💚@laanimalsave #laanimalsave