#Repost @susiecoston with @get_repost
Please tune in tomorrow for our live feed-3 o'clock eastern time, where we will discuss what happened at Hurricane Katrina, where 6 million farm animals died and in Iowa during the flooding that killed tens of thousands of pigs. Where those survivors are now, what they went through, what the costs of the rescue where, but most importantly what we saw and what we learned from doing that rescue.
It has been just ten years since we rescued pigs in Iowa after flooding killed tens of thousands of pigs and literally left just 69 survivors. And with their babies we ended up with 80 pigs. This was in Iowa, a state that currently has over 22 million pigs and only just over 3 million human residents. And in NC where yet another hurricane and more floods will hit right now, over 10 million human residents, millions of those in the path of this storm can evacuate and save their lives and their lives of their families. I am not belittling the devastation. It will be great, but like my mother said- it doesn't matter what material things you lose as long as you are safe. But for over 8 million pigs, 32 million turkeys, and 830 million Cornish chickens evacuation will never come. Even though they feel fear, they feel pain, they love their families, they feel empathy- they are seen on these farms as commodities- as property, and when hurricanes hit- as trash to be cleaned up. And if their monitory value is less than corn, or wheat or oats- corn, wheat and oats will be saved. Nothing has changed since a decade ago, when the majority of farms saved their crops and left their pigs to die.
I remember the condition of the pigs that we rescued in Iowa- as as much as they suffered physically what they suffered even before the storms was equally horrible. The psychological trauma, the loss, the horror they went through but not just on the day of the storm. For those who we took out of Iowa- the storm saved them for a life of hell. Hell is on those farms every single day and that system has to change.
So tune in and ask questions and let's discuss it. Because this is not going to be the last hurricane, flood, tornado to hit these farms this yea