ENDORSEMENT MESSAGE FROM MEIJI UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR EMERITUS KUNIO FUKUDA FOR “DON’T TRAP MOTHER PIGS!”
Pork is “produced” by an unimaginably cruel method = “sow stalls”. I strongly oppose the use of “sow stalls”. This is because, like humans, all living beings including pigs have emotions of happiness, anger, sorrow, and joy.
Yoshida Kenko stated in “Tsurezuregusa” (128 steps) 700 years ago as follows.
“Looking closely at all living things, birds, beasts, and even insects, their pure ways coming from their defense instincts, like caring for their children, longing for their parents, snuggling with their spouses, becoming jealous, upset, and greedy, are, with their simple brains, much more straightforward than those of humans. If it is okay to kill such an animal, that is only abnormal. If you can’t feel compassion seeing all sentient animals, you’re not human. *”
Since ancient times, in the hearts of many people were the hearts of “mercy for things.” However, from the mid-1960s, when the high economic growth period began, the tender feelings of caring for others and creatures disappeared. And most creatures such as pigs, cows, and chickens have been transformed into money-making machines. The sows have been transformed into machines that repeat pregnancy and childbirth for during their short lives from birth to slaughter. The classic examples are “sow stalls” and “farrow crates”.
It seems that people have also been incorporated into a huge industrial machine and have become robots that pursue only economic benefits. However, if you listen quietly, you will hear the heartbreaking screams of the creatures.
* “Tsurezuregusa” by Kenko Yoshida, translated by Toshiaki Azuma https://tsurezuregusa.com/121dan/