A vegan cricket wagon has encouraged its followers to give up meat after thousands of farm animals were swept away by forest fires or shot by farmers after being burned.
Anna Weatherlake, wife of test cretereter Peter Siddle, posted a series of photos on her Instagram story on Wednesday, encouraging her 13,000 followers to become vegan.
The outspoken environmentalist shared graphic images of carcasses of animals that have gone viral in the midst of the bushfire crisis.
Weatherlake encouraged her followers to read a message from Animal Liberation Victoria, which was accompanied by a photograph of a farmer who shot a cow to take him out of his misery after being burned in fire on the south coast of the NSW.
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Anna Weatherlake, wife of cricket player Peter Siddle, posted a series of photos on her Instagram stories on Wednesday and encouraged her 13,000 followers to become vegan
Weatherlake said she has a “great passion” for cruelty-free, environmentally-friendly, and sustainable living, and even encouraged Siddle to give up meat forever
“These animals, unlike wild animals, have never had such a chance to escape the fire. Held in fences designed to keep them inside, dead cattle and sheep fighting for survival are seen along fence lines that have become burial places for their charred bodies, “said the passionate post.
‘Wild animals are saved and we fight to save the lives of the most burned, most wounded.
“Farm animals are killed because they are” ruined “as” products, “or because their health care costs are steeper than the price a farmer would get for their dead body if they had ended up in a slaughterhouse instead of a forest fire.”
Animal Liberation Victoria said the animal’s financial value has been reported by the media, but their “individuality has been forgotten.”
Anna Weatherlake encouraged her followers to read a message from Animal Liberation Victoria about the ‘selective empathy’ of people when it comes to meat consumption
The outspoken vegan activist shared graphic images of carcasses of animals that became viral during the bushfire crisis, including a farmer who shot a cow to get him out of misery after being burned in fires on the south coast of the NSW
“But the disconnection of our society becomes clear when we see these murders as a tragedy, and the hundreds of millions of annual murders within the Australian slaughterhouse walls as acceptable.”
The post reminded people to think about cattle being burned and injured by the fires every time they sat down for a meal.
“We should not be selective with our empathy, not block it when it comes out,” the post read.
Weatherlake, who has been a vegetarian all her life and became a vegan about five years ago, also posted a number of photos outlining the impact of the meat industry on the environment.
“67 percent of the water in Australia is used for agriculture,” read a report.
“It takes up to 15,000 liters of water to produce one kilo of beef,” read another.
“Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust emissions from all transport.”
Weatherlake and Siddle, who played Test Cricket for Australia between 2008 and 2016, raised over $ 24,000 with their Wickets for Wildlife campaign.
The couple hopes to reach a goal of $ 50,000, with all donations going to Wires and Wildlife Victoria.
Weatherlake, who has been a vegetarian all her life and became a vegan about five years ago, also posted a number of photos outlining the impact of the meat industry on the environment
Weatherlake has been vegetarian all her life and became vegan about five years ago
“It is crucial that we now focus on the rescue, care and rehabilitation of the animals that survived and work to support those who do everything in their power to help them,” Siddle said.
The influencer and former journalist said earlier that she has a “great passion” for cruelty-free, environmentally-friendly and sustainable living, and even encouraged Siddle to give up meat forever.
“When I heard how bad dairy was for my body and realized that I was brainwashed by thinking it was healthy all my life, I made the change fairly quickly,” she said about her trip to veganism.
“It makes me really happy and satisfied because I know that nothing I eat, put on or wear on my skin, harm animals or have a harmful effect on our already vulnerable environment.”
THE BUSHFIRE CRISIS OF AUSTRALIA – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The evacuations are on their way and there are emergency warnings in NSW, Victoria and South Australia, as the authorities predict that the devastating forest fires will continue to burn until at least March.
At least 26 people have been killed on fire across the country since the bushfire season began in October.
NEW SOUTH WALES / ACT
- At least 125 forest fires burned in NSW on Wednesday
- 20 people dead
- More than 5.2 million hectares burned – equivalent to the metro areas of the five main cities of the mainland
- 1687 houses confirmed destroyed, more than 3300 outbuildings and 168 facilities destroyed
- Three people dead
- 12 forest fires burn in the Gippsland, the northeast and the Alps
- More than 1.2 million hectares burned
- 330 structures confirmed destroyed but expected considerably more
- Three people, including two from Kangaroo Island, are dead
- Six fires burn on Kangaroo Island
- More than 274,000 hectares burned
- 161 houses confirmed destroyed, along with 413 sheds and outbuildings
- Approximately 600 properties on Kangaroo Island remain without power with SA Power Networks that warn that it may take some time for crews to access the fire department to assess damage
- 33 forest fires burn
- 2.5 million hectares burned
- 48 houses confirmed destroyed
- More than 35 forest fires burn, two of significance
- 1.5 million hectares burned
- A house confirmed destroyed
- 23 forest fires burn, two of significance
- 30,000 hectares burned
- Destroyed two houses confirmed
- Five fires burn
- Destroyed five houses confirmed