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The Psychology of Factory Farming

James McWilliams, Associate Professor of history at Texas State University and author of "Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly," shares his insight regarding the mindset that enables people in agribusiness to exploit farmed animals and ignore the monumental ethical implications of it.

For these people, animals are of no moral value. Dr. McWilliams argues that before 1850, farmers had a close physical proximity with animals, which allowed them to see these animals as sentient beings. However, in the 19th century, agricultural scientists, followed by farmers, began to view farming as a strictly quantifiable business and therefore started looking at animals as profitable commodities.

Factory farming then became a tool for farmers to avoid looking at the suffering they were causing animals, because factory farms are "... designed to protect those involved from the emotional consequences of killing." To read the article please visit The Dangerous Psychology of Factory Farming:

We have become spiritually, morally and ethically corrupt by allowing the mass exploitation and slaughter of billion of sentient beings every year for the sole purpose of taste and profit! We should all strive to alleviate suffering in God’s Creation and align our food choices with our values and beliefs, thus not supporting the animal agriculture industry.

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