Letters to the Editor: There is no ‘humane’ way to raise animals for meat. Meat production is not humane and is far more inhumane than factory slaughter. To say that a ‘humane’ way is to sacrifice animals that will be eaten in a humane way. Humane slaughter is a form of modern, American-style slavery, because animals are bred to be slaughtered, so that they can be used for food. It is more humane to buy a cow, and slaughter the animal yourself. It is more humane to buy a chicken, slaughter it yourself, and eat the chicken without any of the blood running off the feathers into the meat, because the chicken’s blood is filled with enzymes that cause the meat to go rancid. Meat has been used for a long time to build muscle and enhance strength, and it has recently been taken to a new level. The new level of meat that we have now is the meat that comes from animals that have been fed so much antibiotics, growth hormones, and industrial feed, and that have been treated with such chemicals, pesticides and antibiotics that they now have to be fed to the slaughterhouse so they will not just be dead after they are slaughtered, they will have to be killed by being injected with a fatal poison, and then slaughtered.
The slaughter of the animals is far less humane than slaughterhouses in Europe, where the animals are stunned with electric and other devices. The animals are already stunned and killed using electrocution when they are taken to the slaughterhouse, so the slaughterman does not know how he will be killing the animal, and therefore he does not care, because he does not care. Slaughterhouses in Europe are not concerned with how the animals will be slaughtered, they are concerned with how the meat will be produced from the slaughtering process rather than the slaughtering process. They cannot tell which animals take longer to slaughter or give them fewer breaks, and so they slaughter them without caring.
Because this meat is made out of dead carcasses, it contains all the