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GRAY: Learn to eat humanely, even if not a vegetarian | Opinion | dailynebraskan.com

… cows, chickens and pigs are confined to small, painful spaces where they can barely move, are injected with growth hormones and live their lives never seeing the outdoors or engaging in natural behaviors. They stand in their own feces, inhaling ammonia and biting each other out of fear and stress, causing open sores. Ninety-nine percent of meat products come from these places because it’s cheaper to produce and makes the huge food corporations a lot more money. They continue to run only …

What Meat Eaters Get Wrong About Vegetarians | TIME

By David Wolpe | July 6, 2015 We’re not all self-righteous I was 20 years old and working on a political campaign when I first visited a slaughterhouse. There I saw dead chickens swinging like pale acrobats on a conveyor belt suspended over a vat, and I met a man who called himself, with only a hint of irony, a “goop scooper.” I walked out with the vague idea that I might become a vegetarian one day. Years later, I stopped eating meat and chicken. On rare occasions, I still have fish, …

Other views: Know how that chicken got to your table?

From DailyWorld | March 26, 2015 Americans just can’t get enough chicken. Since 1965, they’ve eaten more just about every year. Now, eggs are enjoying a revival, too. Not to spoil anyone’s next meal, but there are a few things you might want to know about that food on your plate. Most egg-laying hens spend their lives crammed in spaces so tiny they cannot turn around or spread their wings. While chickens raised for food have more freedom, they face horrifying deaths on assembly lines. …

This is why I love being vegetarian | Stuff.co.nz

… chickens, so I do not give money to the egg/poultry industry at all. The way I look at it is that an egg is an unfertilised thing that would otherwise go to waste, so I have no problems with eating them so long as they are from my parents and not the poultry industry. I do drink milk, which I am not overly comfortable with, and I love ice cream and cheese. I’m not perfect, and I know that my money goes to an industry that also kills animals. I do plan on becoming vegan soon. It’s …

Meet the Butcher—and Former Vegetarian—Who Now Specializes in Humane Slaughter | TakePart

… and requires that cattle, pork, and other livestock be “rendered insensible to pain” before death. (chickens and turkeys are not covered under the law.) Unsurprisingly, plenty of players in the food chain aren’t satisfied with the USDA’s concept of humane—even if the Temple Grandin–designed Animal Welfare Audit has become the industry standard. But just as some farmers have pushed beyond the USDA standards for organic agriculture, others are taking the idea of humane slaughter well …

You will eat more than 7,000 animals in your lifetime – that’s a lot of steak – Mirror Online

By Stian Alexander, Posted 8 March 2015 The Vegetarian Calculator page on Facebook says humans eat 11 cows, 27 pigs and an amazing 2,400 chickens. Human carnivores devour more than 7,000 animals in their life – including 11 cows, 27 pigs and 2,400 chickens. A meat eater who lives to 80 will also average 4,500 fish, 80 turkeys and 30 sheep, according to the Vegetarian Calculator page on Facebook. It says that if rabbits, ducks, geese, goats, prawns and squid are included, the total rises to …

Why I’m going vegetarian after seeing shocking Animal Aid film of UK abbatoir cruelty

… kitten with a broken leg who was abandoned in a busy souk in Essaouira. I boycott circuses and zoos where animals perform and am loathe to go on holidays in third world countries because I can’t bear to witness the abuse of donkeys and other working animals. I don’t eat battery chickens and try to buy meat with a known provenance, usually from a good butcher. I love the taste of meat and fish, but somewhere buried deep inside, I have always toyed with the idea of one day becoming a …

Sweets fit for a vegetarian – Sentinel-Tribune: Cooks

… in a crate and are turned into veal. “That just really affected me. And it’s the same way with chickens too,” she said. “It’s just nightmarish, the whole thing, for me.” Karches said she decided to really examine her diet and nutrition. “I was really a junk food vegetarian. It’s kind of embarrassing. Candy was a major food group,” she said. With the support of her husband, Todd, she decided to become a vegan, eliminating dairy from her meals and adopting a plant-based diet. She …

Being a teen vegetarian doesn’t limit options – Entertainment & Life – The State Journal-Register – Springfield, IL

Up until three months ago, I was a total carnivore. I loved cheeseburgers, bacon, steak and virtually all other types of meat. But one day my family drove by a truck full of chickens and my dad joked, “They think they are taking a field trip, but it’s off to the slaughterhouse.” It just hit me. I don’t know why, but it really bothered me. Don’t you wonder what an animal feels when being annihilated or “fed to death?” It’s been shown in numerous studies and documentaries that …

Vegetarian lifestyle good for environment – The Morning Call

… don’t respect. Roughly 45 percent of all land surface worldwide is devoted to raising livestock for food. This includes growing crops that feed animals. Amazingly, some 80 percent of corn grown in the U.S. goes to feed cows, pigs and chickens, while 90 percent of soybeans go for the same purpose. That’s a lot of cropland that could be used much more efficiently to feed people directly, rather than through the wasteful process of growing animals. We need forests to produce oxygen and …

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