Marc Bekoff, author, former
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of
Colorado, Boulder, and co-founder with Jane Goodall of Ethologists
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, writes about the inherent,
systematic, legal, egregious abuse in factory farms. He mentiones a
recent undercover investigation at the Harling farm, in Norfolk, UK,
where undercover investigators took 200 hours of footage showing
despicable acts of cruelty to pigs. Bekoff clearly states that this
farm is not an exception but instead a typical factory farm and that
"No one has to eat bacon, pork, or sausage."
Please visit Makin' Bacon: Unspeakable and Grisly Abuse in a Pig
Sadly, the abuse at Harling farm happens all
across the globe in factory farms. When God's animals are
commodified and treated as mere objects, we are clearly harming them
and harming ourselves in the process. Unless we realize that our
acts toward all sentient beings have consequences, we won't be able
to have peace, love and joy in our hearts.
Note: On Feb
28th I mentioned an article about in-vitro meat (First In-Vitro Hamburger to be Produced this Year) and in my
comments I implied this meat would be expensive and therefore not
available to most people. However, thanks to a couple of sustaining
members, I became more informed and learned that cultured meat might
indeed end up being not only sustainable but affordable as well.
Here’s a TED video about this issue: Gabor Forbacs: In vitro meat
- it's what's for dinner!
Your question and comments are welcome