There is a “humane meat” movement afoot, wherein adherents believe something to the effect that “they are doing meat right” by eating locally raised, grass-fed, non-factory farmed meat. Sure, this practice is better for the animals and the planet than the industrial norm.
But is it right? The above image (connected to a NY Times article about “humane” meats and DIY butchering) is a perfect illustration of the common link between factory farms and so-called “humane” farms: the operating definition of non-human creatures as commodities. Both factory farms and “humane” ones raise fellow animals, then kill them, then sell the bodies and body parts of those they slaughter — all in the name of making some cash.
Is this kind of farming humane? Seeing the way humans behave, then perhaps it is. But is it right? Not a chance.
This is a 4-minute condensed version of “Farm to Fridge” (www.meatvideo.com), put together by Mercy for Animals (www.mercyforanimals.org) to show at Pay Per View events. It contains footage of standard cruelties in factory farms, egg-laying hen hatcheries, and slaughterhouses. Note that so-called “humane” farms, family farms, and organic farms engage in at least some of these cruelties. For an introduction to vegan recipes, please visit http://www.vegweb.com, which has 15,000 vegan recipes.
The vegan extremists are united with Big Agra in the war against family farms. That’s why Big Agra pays “ethical vegans” – vegans who care more about “animal rights” than “human health” and defend GMO vegan foods if it means “no more animal suffering” – such as Kay7271 to spread disinformation against humane farming, family farming, and organic farming.