21 February 2012

Wenn so viele schweigen, müssen wir noch lauter schreien ... *

"Wenn so viele schweigen, müssen wir noch lauter schreien
Und noch mehr schreien, damit uns trotzdem jemand hört
Wenn so viele schweigen, müssen wir noch lauter schreien
Du bist nicht allein, es liegt jetzt nur an Dir und mir"

My friend called me yesterday while she was walking our dog, that there is a truck wagon full of pigs on a parking lot in front of the crop silo near our house.
And she doesn't know what to do. I went there, then went back home, took a camera and went there again.
I took as many pictures as I could. I looked inside the wagon, where pigs were pretty crowded, but not as much as I could imagine. Some of them were scared, some just disturbed but most of them were just resigned. They even didn't have almost any injuries, just some of them I could see, had small scratches and bruisers.
The smell was terrible and I felt it on my jacket and my friend's scarf long after we went away from there, I could smell it when I hugged her tight just not to start crying.
I cried later. For long, painful minutes. I haven't cried for months, I realized that when tears just started to float, I was surprised how bad it feels. How much it hurts inside and how much lighter I feel after all. Although it hurts the same.

They had pale skin like some of humans. Every single one looked a bit different, like dogs of the same breed. They all had dark blue eyes. The same colour as humyn babies. I remember my brother, when he was little had the same dark, deep water blue eye colour before they turned a bit grey.

We talked to driver and asked him where do they come from. He was very polite and told us that they come from some farmer and now they go to slaughterhouse.
There were 180 pigs in the truck.

He drove away and we stood up there, in beautiful sun, in a clear air of lovely late Winter afternoon. I saw some pigs, hens and cows transports before.
I never felt so helpless.

Our dog, Panda makes funny sounds, because of which we call her "little pig".

Please, think about going vegan.

"When so many stay silent we have to scream even louder.
And scream even more so that someone will finally hear us.
When so many stay silent we have to scream even louder.
You are not alone, it all depends on you and me."

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