Let Live Coalition

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The Let Live Coalition is a group of animal protection organizations deeply disturbed by do-it-yourself animal slaughter classes. Proponents frame these slaughter classes as “honoring” animals by killing them, but regardless of how the animals are raised -- or the language and rituals accompanying the killing process -- the needless taking of innocent lives is cruel and inhumane. Furthermore, cultivating affection and emotional bonding with animals before killing them is not kindness... it is a betrayal. Framing backyard slaughter as ethical and kind reinforces the misconception that slaughtering animals for food is necessary and acceptable even when alternatives abound. It’s not enough to simply be better than a factory farm. Comparing against the worst case scenario is not a legitimate means for determining what is actually just or right. For our treatment of animals to be genuinely ethical, they should be free of human cruelty and allowed to live their full lives.

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Petitioning Wild Abundance, Natalie Bogwalker

TELL WILD ABUNDANCE TO SPARE TWO SHEEP!

Wild Abundance, a homesteading business near Asheville, North Carolina, has organized a do-it-yourself “humane” sheep slaughter class November 19-20. They frame their slaughtering of two defenseless animals as “sacred” and “honoring” them, while they literally cut their lives short. Regardless of how the sheep are raised -- or the language and rituals accompanying the killing process -- the needless taking of innocent lives is cruel and inhumane. Furthermore, cultivating affection and emotional bonding with animals before killing them is not kindness -- it is a betrayal. By mainstreaming and putting a seemingly ethical face on do-it-yourself, backyard slaughter, Wild Abundance is reinforcing the myth that slaughtering animals is necessary and compassionate. Proponents claim that familiarity and participation in slaughter instills sensitivity to the animals who are killed for food. But to the contrary, the normalizing of such atrocities as natural events and cause for celebration hardens kindness into callousness. It’s not enough to be better than a factory farm. Wild Abundance has the opportunity to set an example of true sustainability, compassion, and justice by halting their classes that harm and kill animals. Please ask Wild Abundance to cancel its do-it-yourself slaughter classes and to let us bring the two sheep to a local animal sanctuary for a life-time of love and care!

Let Live Coalition
12,121 supporters