Take Heart!
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

Quote from Former Slaughterhouse Worker

The worst thing, worse than the physical danger, is the emotional toll. If you work in the stick pit [where hogs are killed] for any period of timeóthat letís [sic] you kill things but doesnít let you care. You may look a hog in the eye thatís walking around in the blood pit with you and think, ĎGod, that really isnít a bad looking animal.í You may want to pet it. Pigs down on the kill floor have come up to nuzzle me like a puppy. Two minutes later I had to kill them. Ö I canít care.

~ Former slaughterhouse worker, Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry

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