There is a great tragedy in the world of farming. The problem of “over breeding”. I am sure you all know about it to a certain degree. But do you ACTUALLY know about it? Do you know about how cows MUST be bred EVERY year against nature’s whims in order to produce offspring. Or how animals that can give birth frequently are forced to year-round. How it’s an awful and horrible act, and when they finally produce their young, they are ripped away from them violently to be shot in the skull or have their throats slit for our burgers. It’s one of the things that is most heavily presented in any PETA article, how over-bred domestic animals are and how unnatural this is.
So I want to present to you a list of animals in nature with a gestation period of less than ten months that breed every year and less than three months that breed either right after birth or weaning to show how unnatural this kind of intensive breeding is.
Here is the list;
EVERY SINGLE ANIMAL EVER.
Okay, so no, that’s not quite accurate. There are some parrots in something like Madagascar that live to 150 years only lay an egg every 30 years or so. Humans don’t have kids every year either, although some certainly seem to try. And many animals miscarry or fail to breed. But the VAST majority breeds every year.
Really, look at any nature documentary or statistic sheet. Especially grazers. Bison, wildebeest, water buffalo… These are the animals most closely related to domestic cattle. They get pregnant EVERY YEAR. Deer and elk and caribou and horses all do the same. And animals like rabbits and mice? They get pregnant before they have even weaned their previous litter. Birds also make babies once a year, sometimes more. A wild carnivore also normally gets pregnant once a year, sometimes twice depending on the particulars of the gestation period. And yet it’s such an awful thing to make animals get pregnant every year? Man these animals must absolutely HATE themselves to inflict this kind of abuse on themselves!
As for us ripping their young from them unnaturally and cruelly killing them… Have you seen how nature dispatches animals?
They literally start eating it alive. And you can tell from the reflections of light off the skin that the time elapsed between cuts is many minutes. The whole kill probably took a half hour of agonizing, painful suffering being held down and bitten viciously in the throat and face by the lions, slowly suffocating, knowing with every second that they have you and any minute they will start to eat you… Something they actually start to do right there in the video. There is a reason that only about one in ten herbivore animals make it to adulthood, and even fewer of them get to breed or produce more than one offspring.
Yes. A gunshot to the brain or a sudden breaking of the neck, even the grand total of a few minutes to bleed out from a slit throat is so very cruel when compared to an animal’s happy existence in nature.
I think I’ll stick to domestic life for my animals, thanks.