Are Farm Animals Usually Killed in a Humane Manner?

Critter News

For some people, it is inhumane to eat meat in any situation, no matter how well the animal is treated prior to and during slaughter. There is an abundance of information on the web about undercover investigations, livestock conditions, slaughter procedures, etc. Livestock don’t contribute to campaigns, but agribusiness does. Andrew from Good Honest Dollar had an excellent question.

Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

Animal Ethics

September 7, 2006, a bill banning the slaughter of horses for human consumption( H.R. The dark secret behind factory farm profits—cruel and inhumane animal husbandry—is getting out. Factory farmers treat animals inhumanely for no good reason. Since morally decent individuals oppose treating animals inhumanely for no good reason, factory farming is becoming an increasingly hard sell. There is no ethical justification for treating an animal inhumanely for no good reason.

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Reasons Consistently Applied

Animal Ethics

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization's own report entitled Livestock's Long Shadow : "The livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global. Livestock's contribution to environmental problems is on a massive scale." I suspect that many regular readers of Animal Ethics are already vegetarians.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

While this legislation would be an important step in transforming inhumane animal production, we must also call for change on the federal level, where the farm bill subsidizes this sector to the tune of billions of dollars. In the past decade, for instance, we have doled out more than $3 billion in direct subsidies to large-scale livestock producers. It’s time that our tax dollars no longer finance the inhumane conditions—for workers and animals and the climate—of factory farms.

On Letting Your Emotions Rule the Day

Animal Person

David Scott (D-Ga), who is the chairman of the Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Subcommittee of the House Committee on Agriculture draws a line in the sand regarding the animals we use and how we use them. Paragraph #4 starts with: "Undeniably, neither I nor anyone I know advocates or even tolerates the inhumane treatment of farm animals." He is letting his attachment to eating animals and his attachment to his constituents profiting from their slaughter cloud his decision making.