Readers who still don't want their meat "bruised" might take a look to see that many times facilities were cited and fined - Some with up to 34 "humane" violations in 20 months. And that's only when some one's looking (10 -12 times/month)... And that's only 1 or so billion pigs, cows, goats and lambs... It doesn't even take into consideration the 9 billion chickens and turkeys NOT covered by the
So I guess it comes down to this: You have to get down on a knee and pretty please beg the enforcement officials to spend some of the pittance of 2% of the budget to oversee that things are being done "right".
"Right enough" so young steers aren't hit on the head 5 times to get in line for the kill.
"Right enough" so that a delivered hog isn't shackled and drug to his position on the queue.
"Right enough" so that a baby "veal" calf isn't "excessively and repeatedly" electrically prodded into a pen or forced to stand.
"Right enough" so that young lambs aren't picked up by their wool and thrown on to the ground.
"Right enough" so that a hog isn't shot 6 times to finally "die".
"Right enough" so that a calf doesn't regain consciousness after having his throat slit...
"Right enough" so his mother doesn't wake up dangling upside down in the middle of the air... Choking on her own vomit, feces, urine and blood.
|"Right" enough for you?|
At the very least... Can we quit with the fakery of the word "humane"?
Even under the "best" of circumstances... Nothing "humane" happens in the bowels of a kill floor.
"Humane" means to be concerned with the alleviation of suffering. These beings are not ill, maimed or otherwise "unhealthy". They are not in an aging pain. They are delivered "fit for living", so there is no "suffering to alleviate".
There is only suffering and blood shed to cause - Without need... Without "reason". This is a mad system of ruthless, unnecessary carnage masked by a thoughtless, convenient lie. Please know the ruse is up! You don't fool anyone but yourselves.
Please consider plant based alternatives & compassionate vegan choices.