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January 13, by Donny Moss — Leave a Comment. While participating in live market vigils in Brooklyn, several animal rights activists rescued chickens and a rabbit who were on the verge of being slaughtered. A sheep about to be slaughtered at a live market in Brooklyn, New York. While bearing witness to the chickens, rabbits, sheep and other animals who would soon be slaughtered, activists conducted vegan outreach with the slaughterhouse employees, offering them dairy-free ice cream sandwiches on a hot summer day. Katerina Travazzo, an organizer with Brooklyn-Queens Animal Save, convinces a slaughterhouse worker to sample a dairy-free ice cream sandwich. The rescued animals were taken to sanctuaries in Upstate New York to be rehabilitated and live out the remainder of their lives in peace. Activists rescued this rabbit from NYC slaughterhouse and brought him to a sanctuary.
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West 39th Street close to the Hudson River is an unglamorous road of Port Authority bus ramps, plus traffic from the Javits Center and the ferry station across 12th Avenue. The earliest abattoirs appeared there in , according to an Evening Post article, which counted 43 separate buildings. Cattle drives were a familiar site on the far West Side even after the turn of the century. In , an aluminum-sided bridge was built 14 feet above the street so the cattle could walk their last quarter-mile without disrupting traffic. A cow bridge is one thing—a cow tunnel even more fascinating.
The Beatle and decades-long vegetarian, Paul McCartney, has been speaking out for animal rights for many years. The quote is short but speaks volumes. Most people, even meat eaters, love animals. Aside from fishers and hunters, it will be hard for you to find someone that willingly hurts or kills animals. And even if you ask the biggest meat eater you know whether or not he or she likes animal suffering, they will likely say no. The disconnect between people and meat is simply astonishing.