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Humane Slaughter?

A recent report by the Animal Welfare Institute shows the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) lack of priority in the enforcement of humane slaughter law. The unimaginable suffering and torture inflicted on farmed animals is evident in the more than 1,000 documents obtained from sources including 60 public records requests to federal and state agriculture departments from 2002 to 2007. Among many atrocities it describes obvious animal cruelty such as this case: "The hog was lying in the cradle and all four feet had been removed. The hog was observed to be kicking and shaking its head. It exhibited skin twitching and irregular but rhythmic breathing with deep abdominal and thoracic movement. It appeared to be gasping for breath."

To read the full article please visit The truth behind humane slaughter law at http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS226056

What will it take for people to realize that animal welfare laws are rarely enforced and that their animal products-based diet is causing tremendous pain to God's animals? There's enough undeniable evidence that only an insensitive heart can turn away from the plight of farmed animals, which in turns mean disobedience to God in following Christ’s message of compassion, mercy and peace.

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