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Dr. Temple Grandin - "Humane Animal Slaughter" - Part 2

Dr. Temple Grandin continues her lecture on humane slaughterhouse design. Full 1 hour 20 minute video available at www.humanefood.ca

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Any one who is an advocate for animal rights should know who Temple Grandin is. She is an astounding person and has transformed how farm animals are treated. Any one who is interested in how the steak on their plate came to be should look into slaughter practices. It is important to know how your food is processed and treated since todays society depends on others to do the dirty work.

I beleive Temple Grandin is the founder and starting advocate for fair treatment when it comes to bringing animals to slaughter. So if you are concerned about where you buy your beef from, look her up and you will be sure to find producers of beef and all other sorts of meat producers she gives a thumbs up to.

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Animal Cruelty Is the Price We Pay for Cheap Meat | Rolling Stone

Animal Cruelty Is the Price We Pay for Cheap Meat | Rolling Stone | Transition to Sustainability | Scoop.it
Rolling Stone takes you inside the dark underbelly of factory farming in the meat industry
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If you are one of the millions of people who enjoy your daily hamburger, or the convenience of the 5lb chicken bag at Wal-Mart for about 8$ then maybe you should take a look at this article. 

 

Though I am an avid meat eater myself, I am a hundred percent for animal welfare when it comes to humane treatment of livestock. No animal should have to suffer its whole life just to end up on a bun. What these animals go through isn’t worth any type of discount in my opinion.  Companies such as Tyson and Perdue continue to try and make maximum profit with minimal input, which means less animal welfare and more money. The cheaper the meat the more suffering is probably the best way to remember it.  

This article informs the reader about how the Agribusiness is really trying to cover up their actions and keep public knowledge about factory farm practices in the dark. These actions are so persistent that Utah has recently enacted a law prohibiting people from investigating cruelty undercover or taking photography of farm cruelty. Though many states have declined passing this law because of the violation of the freedom of speech amendment, some others are considering it.

In many instances the only rights these livestock have is the act, which refers to humane methods of slaughter. There are virtually no laws stating cruelty violations when it comes to the actual treatment of live farm animals.

A person can learn many things from this article especially how to be pro-active in helping change how we as Americans treat animals, and how to push towards a more sustainable and humane way of producing food for our nation.

 

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