In October and November 2010 I visited, together with few colleagues, certain fur farms on the territory acclaimed by Czech Republic. I had visited the hell in 2006 and 2007 and now I watched different animals in same cages and with same fate. Feed and kill. Skinned body to be thrown away or fed to someone else and the rest washed clean of blood and put in the sale.
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It is important for the agribusiness that animals are perfect machines. And perfect machines need perfect fuel. So they try to find and produce such food for them, so that it fits the reason why they make live machines from live beings.
The keystone of the term broiler is a highly intensive fastfeeding of an immature body. Broilers are children whose muscles equal the weight of a grown-up while their skeleton and the inner organs remain childlike. The broiler industry is a purposeful cripple manufactory.
The chickens, the lives of which have been changed from birds to layers by people, are normally separated in hatches for suitable and useless. Then the useless ones are killed while the suitable ones go into cages to get used to them.
This video is dedicated to them as a reminder of the world they seek to change.
The cots for the sows are a long set of cages. A long line of animals with painfull joints and more than common irritation of the uterus. Long hours the animals, abused with boredom, are chewing to no use or only maybe a bite or are monotonously gnawing on railings. Their life is a circle of forced artificial insemination and giving birth, always in one circle, till they are utterly exhausted. Then they are loaded on a truck and driven to slaughter.
I have bad luck with this farm. In 2006, I could only shoot the video, got hit the head on the beam (and quite heavily) and then I had to disappear without making photos, because somebody appeared. A year later I made the video, avoided the beam and managed to do just a few photos and then I had to disappear again.
There are people who beleave, that a cow simply gives the milk like when we turn the tap over the sink and the wather runs. The thrue is, that the milk is nourishment for the calf and this is its only value. It is no agricultural commodity. And the purpose of cow´s life is no production of milk.