I'm not for unnecessary animal suffering but I think the moral outcry about living conditions for livestock is a luxury available only to a spoiled society.
We want good food that's cheap. Making that happen logistically isn't always going to be pretty.
I think using animals for food is an ethical thing to do, but we've got to do it right. We've got to give those animals a decent life and we've got to give them a painless death. We owe the animal respect."
She has designed quite a few slaughterhouses in between being a spokesperson for the autistic community
How many of the people who want more humane conditions for animals care strongly enough to spend 50% more for a pound of ground beef?
In fact, although George Washington Carver invented peanut butter, it was made famous and public in the US by Dr. Ambrose Straub, who used Carver's peanut mash to create a protein supplement for the elderly. As people (yes, even you and I) get older they often begin to have trouble digesting meats or even chewing it, and so it's common to find them being given peanut butter by caregivers.
Perhaps a better (yet, still flawed) analogy would be substitution of methadone (meat-flavored veggie treats) for heroin (steak, or nice thick juicy Italian sausage). Are you really eliminating the sin, or simply replacing it with sin-lite? I also know people addicted to nicorette and those stupid e-cigarettes (perhaps the best analogy?).
my mum (a research scientist working on her doctorate in molecular biology) was telling me the other day about a study she had been helping out with about how children who were primarily vegetarian can end up being malnourished, because their colon is not long enough to get enough nutrients out of a mostly vege diet. i thought that was kinda interesting.
is a research scientist working on her doctorate in molecular biology!