|Friday, 11.09.2015 14:30-15:20 Room B|
|Farmed animals: the hidden truth and how to bring their stories|
60 billion of them are raised and slaughtered every year after a short and horrible life. They are crammed in cages and barns, out of sight and out of thoughts. The animal industry has become a high tech industry where production has become priority above everything and where animals are considered as commodities. Despite all regulations that should `protect` the animals, they suffer of physical illnesses due to genetic selection, standard procedures they undergo and the results of confinement and the inability to show natural behavior.
In this presentation, Melanie Jaecques will describe the reality of these 60 billion hidden animals and tell you more about their emotions, bonds with friends, natural behavior, etc. She will make their lives visible through stories of rescued farm animals she met at Farm Sanctuary and other sanctuaries. The stories will open your heart and help you opening up other people`s hearts and minds.