Bird Health Awareness Week on February, 2024: Arrgghhh! Please help!!!?
Bird Health Awareness Week 2024. USDA USDA
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Watching some animal cruelty videos might help. I don't know where you live but where I live we have a lot of meat substitutes available in grocery stores. (Veggie burgers, bologna, turkey,...even fake chicken nuggets!) Maybe you could look around the organic sections?
Here is what I answered on a similar question:
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-Being a vegetarian saves 95+ lives a year!
-You wouldn't eat the pet cat or dog, right? What's the difference between pets and farm animals? "...farmed animals are no less intelligent or capable of feeling pain than are the dogs and cats we cherish as companions."
-Leading health experts agree that going vegetarian is the single-best thing we can do for ourselves and our families. Healthy vegetarian diets support a lifetime of good health and provide protection against numerous diseases, including our country’s three biggest killers: heart disease, cancer, and strokes.
-The American Dietetic Association states that vegetarians have “lower rates of death from ischemic heart disease; … lower blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and lower rates of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and prostate and colon cancer” and that vegetarians are less likely than meat-eaters to be obese.
-Well-planned vegetarian diets provide us with all the nutrients that we need, minus all the saturated fat, cholesterol, and contaminants found in animal flesh, eggs, and dairy products.
-A plant-based diet is the best diet for kids, too: Studies have shown that vegetarian kids grow taller and have higher IQs than their classmates, and they are at a reduced risk for heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and other diseases in the long run.
-Studies have shown that even older people who switch to a vegetarian or vegan diet can prevent and even reverse many chronic ailments.
-A 2006 United Nations report summarized the devastation caused by the meat industry by calling it "one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global."
Chickens are inquisitive, interesting animals who are thought to be as intelligent as cats, dogs, and even some primates. They understand sophisticated intellectual concepts, learn from watching each other, and even have cultural knowledge that is passed from generation to generation.
Pigs are curious and insightful animals thought to have intelligence beyond that of an average 3-year-old human child. They are smarter than dogs and every bit as friendly, loyal, and affectionate.
Fish are smart, sensitive animals with their own unique personalities. They have excellent memories and can learn to avoid nets by watching other fish in their group and can recognize individual “shoal mates.”
Cows are intelligent, loyal animals who enjoy solving problems. Cows have been known to use their smarts to perform amazing feats, such as leaping over a 6-foot fence to escape a slaughterhouse, walking 7 miles to be reunited with a calf after being sold at auction, and swimming across a river to freedom.
Turkeys are social, playful birds who enjoy the company of others. They relish having their feathers stroked and like to chirp, cluck, and gobble along to their favorite tunes. According to Oregon State University poultry scientist Tom Savage, turkeys are “smart animals with personality and character, and keen awareness of their surroundings.”
Geese are very loyal to their families and very protective of their partners and offspring. Often, they will refuse to leave an injured or sick mate or chicks behind, even if winter is approaching and the other geese in the group are flying south. After a partner dies, some geese spend the rest of their lives without a mate; this can be a long time, because geese can live up to 25 years.
Here are some video links:
Oh and here is some Vegetarian101 for you:
And some Vegetarian FAQ:
What has made you more environmetally aware?
Its been a evolving process. I've always loved the countryside and have always gone walking regularly; I became aware of problems of litter in the countryside and also the disappearance of hedgerows (important for birds) and the lack of wild flowers, the disappearance of ponds etc. I have always been interested in nutrition and health too so my
gradually moving towards organic food was a fairly natural progression. I never learned to drive and was always interested in railways but travelling by train became something I not only do because I enjoy it but because it is envoronmentally desirable too. In the early 1990s I became an environmental volunteer. This has greatly added to my environmental awareness as I have witnessed for myself the enormous damage caused to trees by the many hot summers and drougths we have experienced and the new diseases with which they suffer as a result. How too each year less and less plants and shrubs die off each winter, and how Spring seems to start earlier each year - I saw the first butterflies flying two weeks ago for example. What heightens my awareness particularly is how insignificant is the reaction
of both poiliticians and individuals to our environmental crisis.
Politicians talk about carbon trading etc and then authorise a new runway at Heathrow or a new airport, and why on earth do people fly short routes like London to Manchester, particularly when you add on check in time, journeys to and from airports, flying takes longer than the train, and why does the media constantly say flying is cheaper than taking the train which patently isn't true. Half of all car journeys in the U.K. are under 2 miles; people in the street where I live drive 400 yards to buy a newspaper! mothers drive their obese children half a mile to school, can't find a parking space and park another 400 yards away!
how did the royal commission on the status on women progress the rights of women?
The recommendations made by the Royal Commission affected legislation, political recommendations, judicial appointments, and attitudes towards women. These were some of the areas that women's rights (or lack of them) was documented:
-Employment: They recommended both "gender" and "marital status" discrimination by employers be made illegal
-Training: They found that training programs offered by the federal government needed to be more open to women
-Judicial representation: The federal government needed to name more women judges to all courts
-Legislative/Political Representation: More (qualified) women needed to be appointed to the Senate as seats became vacant, to work towards equal representation
-Employment/Health: Employed women should be granted eighteen weeks of unemployment benefits for maternity leave.
-Health/Retirement/Childcare: Women needed to have accessible birth control, improved pensions, and more access to day care
40th anniversary of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada
Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada: