When
we planned a demonstration involving people lying on what appeared to be bloody
meat trays outside a slaughterhouse, we knew that it would be a poignant
display. But even we had no idea just how intense it would turn out to be.

The
smell of freshly butchered flesh that permeated the air around the John Morrell Co.
slaughterhouse
was nauseating on that
sweltering day in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. But that wasn’t the worst part.
The slaughterhouse was directly across the street from a stockyard, and the
unceasing cries of the
pigs
 there shook us to the core.

The
townspeople who drove by us certainly got the message—they were faced with the
gruesome image that accompanied the smells and screams that they always tried
to ignore as they passed. One slaughterhouse worker even came out to ask, “Are
you all vegetarian?” When we answered that we were, he said, “I don’t
blame you.”

Today,
wherever you are, please be the message that people can’t ignore.

The
animals are not silent.
We must not be, either.

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Article source: PETA Files

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