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I'm not saying people shouldn't eat meat. Most of the 7 billion people on Earth are going to eat meat no matter what I say.
But the conditions in factory farms are mostly cruel for the animals. Would you want to live in a cage throughout your life? You have eyes and so do these animals.
My suggestion? If you can afford meat that is a product of a less cruel environment please buy there. And please don't tell me how stupid I am. There is cruelty in the meat industry. If you do not agree, you are not a good person. I know what you enlightened meat eaters are going to say. Been there.edit on 11-1-2014 by droid56 because: (no reason given)
Hey,that child at the end of the street is being mistreated.Also they didn't have anything to eat today.Or yesterday. In fact they probably haven't had a decent meal their whole life. But you won't bat an eye to that will you? I suppose as long as animals are treated good it's okay. If you look away from that,you're not a good person. Just saying.
Conditions on American hog farms may soon become a bit less terrible. Heeding the decades-long call of animal rights activists, the AP reports, two of the country’s largest meat companies announced this week that they’re urging their supplies to reform inhumane practions.
On Wednesday, Tyson Foods sent new animal welfare guidelines to its 3,000 independent hog suppliers, while Smithfield Foods said Tuesday that it’s asking its growers to phase out controversial gestation crates for pregnant sows by 2022.
while Smithfield Foods said Tuesday that it’s asking its growers to phase out controversial gestation crates for pregnant sows by 2022.
By 2022? Really? That's another 8 years. Surely they could get it done faster, but I guess they may as well milk it as long as they can, right?