World Day For Farmed Animals 2022:
Since 1983, the annual observance of World Day for Farmed Animals (WDFA) on October 2nd (Gandhi’s birthday) has been offering people of conscience an opportunity to memorialize and mourn these innocent lives. The day is organised by the International animal welfare organization, World Animal Protection along with Asia for Animals coalition to show the importance and urgency of farm animal welfare. The day is dedicated to exposing the needless suffering and death of farmed animals who are raised and slaughtered for food.
World Day For Farmed Animals 2022: Significance
An opportunity to ask their friends and neighbours to stop subsidizing senseless atrocities at their supermarket checkout counter. Hundreds of groups and individuals throughout the world participate each year. Each year, an estimated 70 billion cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and other sentient land-based animals are caged, crowded, deprived, drugged, mutilated and macerated in the world’s factory farms. Then they are brutally slaughtered for our dinner table. Countless aquatic animals are caught and suffocated by vast trawler nets, so we can have our fish fillet or tuna salad.
The top 5 animal welfare issues are:
- Factory Farming: Factory farms cram thousands of animals into tiny spaces, where they are unable to move or even turn around. This causes great distress to the animals and leads to a number of health problems.
- Animal Cruelty: Animals raised for food are often subject to cruel treatment, including being beaten, strangled, and electrocuted.
- Transport: Animals raised for food are typically transported long distances in crowded trucks or ships, often in extreme weather conditions. This can cause them great stress and sometimes results in injury or death.
- Slaughter: The slaughter process is often very stressful and painful for animals. They are typically hung upside down and have their throats slit while they are still conscious.
- Waste: The animal agriculture industry produces a huge amount of waste, including manure, blood, and feathers. This waste can pollute the environment and poses a risk to human health.