My mother was a unique individual. I couldn't have possibly had a better mother. And I was fascinated too by the life she lead.
She once told me she single-handedly was responsible for the fact that they had to stun animals before they processed them for meat. I told her surely it wasn't you alone who did this. But she said, yes, with a personal letter-writing campaign, she was responsible for it.
Anyways, that is the segué to my next question: Do they still have to stun animals before they process them for meat?
FYI, I consider myself a vegetarian in principle, but a meat eater in actual practice. I'm sorry if that offends some of you. But at the present time, I live on a fixed income. And because of a medical condition, I need a diet high in fiber and high in protein. There simply is no viable/economical alternative at the present time. (BTW, my mother for her part belonged to PETA, but served us meat every day. So she was in a way a lot like me on the topic.)
And I want to end on the following note: Vegans and vegetarians, look to the future! Meat production is not very cost effective. Most of the money the industry spends ends up in the waste. Some day, we may have no choice but to give up meat. Actually, a good alternative may be cloned animal meat, grown on a petri dish. No brain, no pain, no problem--no?
This is at least my humble opinion. And back to my question: Is there ANY "mercy" today, in the meat industry?
Edited by Jimbee68, September 29 2014 - 01:59 PM.