Saturday, 11 May 2013

3 Things that I think are wrong:

1. Primark:  After a factory fire in one of the textile industries for Primark in Dhaka (in Bangladesh)   over 900 people are known to have died in the collapse of Rana Plaza, a building that housed a factory that supplied both Primark and Bonmarche (which is another low cost British retailer) The fire began late on Wednesday night after working hours. A blaze broke out on the second floor and toxic fumes from burning acrylic jumpers. What is even worse is that they may not of even been operating legally! this means that Primark and Bonmarche have been making them work too many hours! The fire took place at 11pm and that's FOUR hours after it should have been closed under local law! A woman was even rescued after being trapped in the rubble for 14 DAYS

2. Animal testing and animal torture:  Animal's are not ours to experiment on, they feel pain just as we do, Did you know that an animal dies every 3 seconds in a European laboratory in scientific and cosmetic experiments. They may be poisoned, deprived of food, water or sleep, subjected to skin or eye irritants; subjected to psychological distress; deliberately infected with diseases; subjected to brain damage; paralysed; surgically mutilated; irradiated (illuminated); burned; gassed; force- fed; electrocuted; and killed. If you read this don't just think, "oh it must not happen THAT often" but the answer is YES IT DOES! this kind of thing happens to millions of animals every year. (if you want to do something to help many animals in danger of death visit also the cosmetic shop LUSH have been fighting animal testing as well)
As I am a vegetarian, I hate the thought of ANY animals being killed and I am aware of the cruel ways of the fast food restaurant KFC , the roughly 1 billion chickens killed every year for KFC's buckets are crammed by the tens of thousands of excrement-filled sheds that stink of ammonia fumes.
The birds' legs and wings often break because they're bred to be too top-heavy and because workers carelessly shove them into transport crates and shackles. They're throats are slit and they are dropped into tanks of scalding-hot water to remove their feathers, often while they are still conscious and able to feel pain.
GRUESOME FACT:  At a KFC "supplier of the Year" slaughterhouse in West Virginia, workers were documented tearing the heads off live birds, spitting tobacco in their eyes, spray painting their faces and violently stomping on them, This was discovered more than two years after KFC promised PETA that it was taking animal welfare seriously!
I have come across a website called , Check it out if you want to help the chickens and other animals abused by KFC!

(as you can see Lush give away free FIGHTING ANIMAL TESTING badges)

3. Child labour:  Samsung admit that their phones may contain tin from areas mined by children! (did you know that?!) There is also a game that you won't find in the apple app store! it's name is Sweatshop and it places players in an unusual pair of shoes! those of a middle manager at a factory that supplies clothing to British high street retailers. Players must hire and fire the workers who stitch together baseball caps, trainers and sweatshirts. To maximise profits (and gain the highest score) the players have the option to hire cheap child workers, speed up the belts to increase the work rate, neglect the hire fire officers and to generally cut corners. Video game players have been trained for efficiency and know how to work systems in order to maximise score-just like a sweatshop manager, the aim of the game is to raise awareness of the danger of Child and illegal labour, I have played it on the internet and I think that it is great show children the realness of what is happening in the world around them.

Pictures from the game Sweatshop by LittleLoud and they worked with the charity Labour behind the Label

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