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Consumers Decide the Fate of Farmed Animals

Tom Laskawy, blogger on food policy for Grist.org and Beyond Green, makes the valid argument that unless consumers show that they care about the treatment of farmed animals, their fate is very grim. Laskawy rightly points out that state and federal regulators have done nothing to prevent the wide-spread abuse of animals in factory farms and slaughterhouses. Moreover, he highlights that the food produced with the flesh and by-products of animals that are laden with antibiotics and hormones is diseased and unhealthy. "I am often struck by the oddity that the sport of baseball is too pure for the use of performance enhancing substances -- but the food we eat isn’t," said Laskawy.

To read the article please search online for It's Up to Consumers to Care

Indeed, if consumers don’t care about how their food is produced and how God’s animals are treated, then it’s evident that we are failing miserably in our task of being good stewards of our bodies and animals. Supporting the animal agriculture industry does not accord with Jesus’ teachings of compassion, mercy and love. There is hope as long as our actions are aligned with our Faith.

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