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Genital Mutilation

Approximately 140 million girls and women

worldwide have been victims of genital mutilation.

Victims have a high risk of developing medical and psychological complications.

Often, no painkillers or anesthetics are used, and uncontrollable bleeding and death can occur within hours.

Genital mutilation of animals and humans involves removing or mutilating sex organs in order to control behavior.

The meat, dairy, leather, and wool industries mutilate the genitals of more than 85 million young animals every year in the U.S. alone.

While fully conscious and without painkillers, animals’ testicles are ripped out, cut off with rubber bands, and crushed.

Imagine having your genitals ripped apart and removed while you are fully conscious, without so much as an aspirin.

That is the reality for millions of humans and animals every year.

Torture is never acceptable, no matter who the victim is.

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The people in these photos are models. The images are being used for illustrative purposes only.

Eating meat supports genital mutilation.

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To find out more about how you can help the millions of girls and women affected by female genital mutilation worldwide, visit The Desert Flower Foundation.

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