September 19, 2010 6:41 PM
Kari C. Barlow
FORT WALTON BEACH — When Gina Lane drives by a fast-food joint, she doesn’t enjoy the aroma of crispy fried chicken or grilled hamburgers.
She’s too busy thinking about the chickens and cattle that were factory-farmed for the meat.
“I see these pictures of these animals right before they are slaughtered,” said Lane, a bus driver for Okaloosa Academy. “It’s horrible how they are treated.”
Passionate about animal rights and an advocate of the vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, Lane keeps a shoebox full of pamphlets, buttons and stickers in her car that sport slogans such as “Pigs are friends, not food,” “Boycott veal!” and “Respect all life.”
She will take her cause to the street to celebrate World Farm Animals Day on Saturday, Oct. 2. Read More
For many years, livestock producers thought no one would believe all the inaccurate stories and pictures taken out of context. We’ve found out that ignoring it was a really bad idea and this story proves it. This woman admits that she is doing this because she has seen pictures. Not only that but she thinks that cows are put in crates! These examples of the ignorance of animal rights activists are all too common today. When we hesitate to tell our story this is what happens.