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Flyers and Handouts on Pigs

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Front Page of Flyer

Do you eat pigs?
Does your church serve bacon, ham, spare ribs, pork chops?

Learn the horrible truth

1,000 pigs are slaughtered in the U.S. every hour. Mother pigs (sows) survive for 3-5 years warehoused with 2,000 to 10,000 other sows in iron-runged cement-floored stalls (gestation crates) with no room to turn, with nothing to do. Factory farm workers use a boar to alert them when a sow is in heat and then they employ artificial insemination sow by sow.

They are kept there for about 100 days and then moved to farrowing crates where they have room to lie down on their sides but are held down by metal bars to prevent them from damaging the future-profitable 8 to 14 piglets they birth.

Within the first 24 hours of each piglet�s life, factory farm workers (not vets) clip or tattoo their ears, cut their needle teeth, chop off their tails, give them an iron shot and male piglets are castrated, all without anesthetics. The piglets are returned to their mothers for only 3-4 weeks and are then transported to facilities where they are prepared for slaughter.

For the first time in their lives, 5-6 month old pigs see daylight as they are crammed onto trucks and shipped to slaughter. They arrive days later, debilitated and dehydrated from the heat and stress, or some arrive literally frozen to the sides of the vehicles.

Free-range? Whatever minor advantages there may be for free-range raised pigs, all pigs are slaughtered at 5-6 months of age at the same slaughterhouses.

Do you want to end this pain and suffering?
Treat ALL God�s creatures with compassion and dignity...GO VEGAN


Back Page of Flyer
Visit or become one of our animal-friendly churches where people who love and honor animals are welcomed 

Help us end cruelty in places where people worship!

Throughout the ages, human beings have accepted killing, violence and violent behavior as just being a part of life. And organized religions have perpetuated and endorsed this kind of thinking, burying their collective head in the sand.

Churches talk about peace and love and compassion while we take pleasure in hunting animals, bull fights and cock fights, horse racing and fishing. In places of worship, people wear clothing made from the furs and skins of tortured animals.

And most importantly, our diets are based on violence toward and the deaths of billions of animals. And these kinds of meals are supported, endorsed and promoted by most religions.

We are urging people of faith to include all of God�s creatures in all programs, activities, sermons, events and fundraisers.

Mission and Purpose of

To promote through education the prevention of suffering and cruelty to any of God's creatures, human or otherwise, including, but not limited to their diet, their health and their living conditions.

To promote through education the elimination of the use of animals in biomedical research and testing, their use as food, or their use for any and all commercial purposes; and to protect the environment in which we all live, so that no living beings suffer from its destruction or pollution.

To support organizations that have similar goals of preventing any harm to any of God's creatures, human or otherwise, or to the environment.

To provide an internet archive of educational materials to assist both teachers and students in the furtherance of cruelty-free living.

The Mary T and Frank L Hoffman Family Foundation
Unit 1012, 121 Tammy Trail
Athens NY 12015-3707
[email protected]

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