Impalement is a practise where a person is laid down on his belly and a sharp edge rod is passed through the rectum, splitting it. This method was used as punishment in the war, called as justice for traitors.
Impalement can be traced back earliest to 1772 in Mesopotamia. This is a practiced pioneered by the Babylonian king Hammurabi to punish the wrong doers in the name of law or god’s justice. Egypt ans European empire were further seen to be following this. However over the time, the execution has changed.
In the present age Impalement is being done in the form of piercings, justified to the same as cultural/religious practices. The basic idea of Impalement is as follows, The body parts of the participant is pierced with sharp objects like needles, swords, iron rods, spears, guns, etc. It is very common in India and some other South Asian countries.
People believe that God enters the body of the participant, protection from the evil spirits and the coming of goodluck in the community drives people into practising this ritual. So now as a form of impalation a practise of piercing has took forth.
Piercing oneself is objective as there are diverse reasons to why a person might to do it, majority of the population now look at it as a form to accessorize themselves. But there are approximately 30% of people still practicing it on extreme levels.
Piercing around ears, nose, lips, eyebrows can be safe. However it is advised not to pierce your navel, tongue or nipples. There are reports of infections that have spread to the whole body, distal infections, severe infections. There are reports of hepatitis from not having the proper sanitation conditions.
So the next time we exercise a religious practise, let’s stop a second and ask why is this happening, what good is it going to bring to us practically. We tend not to ask questions to significant rituals out of respect, but how is an enquiry disrespectful?
Leo Kriti Jogi
Member Of Leo Club Of Juhu.
"Veganism isn't about being perfect, it isn't about being superior, it's about looking beyond ourselves and thinking about how our choices affect others."
Veganism is a philosophy and a way of living which seeks to exclude as much as possible all forms of exploitation of cruelty to animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. This paper argues that with consuming animal products, people close their eyes to the truth of animals having rights and with increasing meat consumption they open their bodies to diseases such as hypertension. Also it states that by embracing a cruelty free diet, even a single person can make a tremendous contribution to the environment.
As people with internet connection or a little bit of education about how the meat that we buy on markets is being produced; we all are aware that animals have fully functioning nervous systems, which means they are all able to feel pain and they all want to live. But because people like the taste of something, meat industry exists and forces animals to walk into their deaths and become someone’s meal. We can all say that no creature with a healthy mind wants to die or to become somebody's dinner.
Looking at the health aspects of this issue, animal products are one of the primary causes of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and hypertension. When we are little, all of us are being told that animal products are necessary for our protein intake. That is incorrect. Grains, vegetables, fruits and legumes all have enough protein and other nutrients for our body. The plant-based sources of these nutrients tend to be low in saturated fat, high in fiber and packed with antioxidants. That means, we can all have healthy cruelty free diets and live a healthy life with lower risk of heart disease based on plant-based food sources. We don't have to harm animals to live a healthy fulfilled life.
According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD), an average adult consumes 34 kilograms of meat(cows, chickens, pigs and sheep) every year. Because of this supply-demand relationship, there are 19 billion chickens, 1.5 billion cows, 1 billion pigs and 1 billion sheep on the planet. It is more than three times the number of people. And these numbers are rising when the human population grows. It takes massive amounts of water to grow crops for animals to eat, clean filthy factory farms, and give animals water to drink. Without this much demand for animal products, it will not be necessary to force animals to reproduce either.
Also Red meat such as beef, lamb or pork is responsible for 10 to 40 times as many greenhouse gas emissions as common vegetables and grains.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, visiting zoos or buying animals from pet shops. We have never considered the choices we make, which are normalized by society, harming other creatures or polluting our planet. For whatever reason you are reading this right now, you should ask yourself: Don’t animals have rights?
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