Meh. Such is life. I'm surprised at the level of unease by some people. None of the language used was particularly confronting imo.
But then I could be immune to it all as my life is blood and bodily fluids. I attend autopsies and organ retrievals occasionally so death and dying is normal to me.
wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.
Also Star Light in relation to your question about why would any food manufacturer be involved with a religious organisation - many religions have specific criteria about what members of those religions can eat. For millions of people food and religion go hand in hand. Muslims eat Halal, Jews eat Kosher, Hindus don't eat cows, Sikhs and Buddhists eat vegetarian (not every member of these groups adheres to this off course but some do) etc. It's in the food manufacturers interests to market their product to as many people as possible, if their product meets the specifications for these religions of course they would want members of these religions to know that and buy their product. It's not a marketing gimmick, it's a strategy for increasing customer share and profit margins.
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That last word was b.a.r.b.a.r.i.c. Why was that deleted??
My FIL has slaughtered 100s of sheep and he once said that it's never something you enjoy or something you get used to. You watch these animals come into the world, you often have to help them in that journey. You feed them and water them every day, when you kill one of them, you don't want to cause them unnecessary stress or pain.
But anyway, this probably has nothing to do with the topic, and I have orange cake to make!
Reading this thread I'm glad I'm vegetarian as I don't agree with any methods which animals are killed. The RSPCA had a newsletter on their website which had an article about halal certified meat. The way it's done is awful & heartbreaking & I don't agree for any living thing to suffer that way.
I just want to say one thing. I recall when living in Melbourne during the severe droughts and after Black Saturday the Age showed so many pictures of animal farmers openly weeping over their lost stock, including one incredibly moving photo of a 50-odd year old farmer standing over a cow he had just had to shoot and balling his eyes out.
For the vast majority @amyd is completely correct farmers have no interest in treating their animals inhumanely, in life or in death. It makes no sense from a business point of view but also just because that's how they make their living doesn't automatically mean they are cruel people. Yes I am vegetarian but I have actually never liked the taste of meat. It was only when I got older that I used the cruelty argument. But I still wear leather and feed my kids meat (not that they seem to like it either - which my mother finds hilarious).
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