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
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
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