Can These 102 Words Make You Stop Eating Animals?

Many people over the years have told me they will not watch footage from inside factory farms or slaughterhouses. It’s just too bloody and upsetting. I understand that. But the images also tell the truth, and knowing the truth is essential for people to understand the magnitude of suffering inside America’s animal factories.

So I’ve got a different kind of challenge for you to share with friends. They don’t have to look at any video or photos. All they have to do is read the below short paragraph. Just 102 words. It’s a story recounted to author Gail Eisnitz by a kill floor worker that appeared in her book, Slaughterhouse.

Are you ready to take the challenge? Here we go.

Can these 102 words make you stop eating animals?

One time, I took my knife— it’s sharp enough— and I sliced off the end of a hog’s nose, just like a piece of lunch meat. The hog went crazy for a few seconds. Then it just sat there looking kind of stupid. So I took a handful of salt brine and ground it into his nose. Now that hog really went nuts, pushing its nose all over the place. I still had a bunch of salt left on my hand and I stuck the salt right up the hog’s ass. The poor hog didn’t know whether to shit or go blind.

From Slaughterhouse by Gail Eisnitz

If you’re ready to stop eating animals, it’s much easier than you think. Resources are boundless on the internet in terms of recipes, restaurant options and more.

Thanks for reading. Now please share.

Main photo credit: Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals