International Woman’s Day is a big day for woman around the world and is celebrated by many on March 8. But whom do we recognise as woman? Does this apply to humans only? Are humans the only specie in the entire world who have woman in their social sector? We already know the answer to that question as a resounding no.
Woman exist in every specie that this planet harbours. Is it therefore morally correct or fair to only acknowledge the human specie? We think not. We firmly believe that it is time that all woman are acknowledged. Woman today are no where near their well deserved respected right of acknowledgement. Woman today are still treated with utter disrespect. They are underpaid and, taking all specie into consideration, most are not paid at all. Woman today are enslaved, treated as breeding machines, milked, raped, tortured, abused, and used as commodities, murdered, and used as slaves.
We assume that the matriarchs of today’s modern era leading the way, and compassionate people alike forge their views and understanding around woman holistically from all specie who continue to suffer. Animal injustice is still the greatest injustice in today’s modern world since the abolition of human slavery, and that today still exists today. Make no mistake woman today continue to suffer.
The cow, who is raped continually in order to produce milk, causing her udder to swell two to three times it’s painful size. she is held against her free will, poked and prodded. She is also violated daily with cold machines hooked up to her, which cause mastitis and other complications, bleeding and puss formations causing severe infections and pain. She is pumped,fed, injected with antibiotics and other chemicals. Her calves are stolen from her within a few days of birth for the veal industry, her natural life is cut short, and when she can no longer give milk, she is sold to meat trade, often unable to even walk to auction. This is no life for a woman. This is no life for anyone.
The life of a hen is just as bad. She is imprisoned behind bars, sees very little natural light, never experiences the pleasures of life, and is disallowed expression of natural behaviours such as foraging or interaction with her chicks. She is made into an egg laying machine in a confined coffin, causing so much stress that she loses plumage and picks up disease and severe health issues. She is fed hormones to increase her body weight, causing her legs to buckle and break under her. In many cases she is left for days besides her inmates and other dead rotting corpses. And when her underpaid job is done, she is hung upside down, scolded in boiling hot water, and her throat is slit. We call this gratitude?
Female puppy mill dogs don’t have it any better. They are raped constantly, kept in unsanitary, confined conditions and forced to become breeding machines. More often than not are fed their own kind, as well as left over remnants from slaughter facility floors and other euthanized dogs from shelters. Very few people see this side of puppy mills. Woman’s bodies here become so haggard, inflamed and torn, with constant pregnancies and giving birth to up to sixteen pups at a time, only to have their babies stolen from them and sold to pet stores and other breeders. Most puppies are sold to irresponsible buyers who end up neglecting, abusing, and ultimately dumping them into rivers, dustbins and shelters who end up euthanizing them. All of her unnecessary forced pain and suffering brings more pain and suffering to an already violent world. And when she can no longer go on and has no strength to further supply, her life considered spent, she in turn is dumped and euthanized. Her voice, her cry, her name was never known. And she never had the opportunity to be loved or to feel love.
Sows suffers much the same. Confined in a space where she is unable to move or turnaround. Within the first year, through sheer daunted madness, she has managed to grind her teeth down to stubs against the cold iron bars that keep her confined against her free will. Her gums bleeding, till she eventually gives up with insanity. Her body too is used as a breeding machine, she is raped and tortured, kicked and prodded, as she spends her days sadly watching her young suckling painfully on her, unable to show them love or even interact with them. Very often her eyes rolling back, tears wetting her cheeks, helplessly watching her young die with infections on chilling, cold, hard steel and concrete floors filled with feces. Her disgusting life is a sad story of horror similar to that of billions of woman imprisoned still in our world today.
As woman we need to continue to fight for the rights of all woman, for the dignity of all woman, for their freedoms to have choices, for their person-hood, for their basic rights, for their constitution. These are woman from four specie, but there are many. Woman of the world, relate to all woman, especially to those whom have come from hardships. We have fought so hard for our rights. It’s time to fight for the rights of all woman, and to be the voice for all woman, every woman who is suffering today. Be their voice. We ask you to take a stand on International Woman’s Day, and to honour and to view the lives of all woman, and to recognize that all woman deserve the right to be heard, and for those who cannot speak, it is up to us to speak up on their behalf. We ask you to go vegan in respect of all woman today, on International Woman’s Day, and on every day. Thank you.