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

… past the letter of the law. You can see some of those efforts in practice in the short film “Slow Slaughter,” first runner-up at the Real Food Media Awards, which shows the killing floor and cutting room of The Royal Butcher, an organic processing–certified small business based in Braintree, Vermont, that processes beef, pork, sheep, and goats for family farms. In the film (which contains graphic images), employee Mary Lake spoke of experiencing a kill for the first time, saying, “A …

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 …

Avoid cruelty, go vegetarian | The Border Mail

… employee was also shown twisting the necks of animals. In recent years undercover footage shot in foreign abattoirs has revealed that the Australian live animal export trade has been responsible for sending many cattle and sheep to a grisly and prolonged death full of suffering. When this story broke in the media in 2011 an uproar ensued. Yet here we are in Wangaratta with an abattoir in which animals have recently met painful and botched deaths. What penalty ensues? None. Primesafe did not fine …

GRAY: Vegetarian lifestyle provides many health benefits, saves animals – Daily Nebraskan: Opinion

… first and foremost in my heart is that by eating less meat, I cause less harm to animals. I’m an avid animal lover, which was more than enough of a reason for me to initially stop eating meat. But there’s more concrete information to back it up as well. Studies  show that all warm-blooded beings experience pain, stress and fear. Animals such as cows, pigs, chicken, turkey, ducks and sheep all feel distress and have the same kind of fear and pain as we do when being hurt and killed. They …

Halal row has little to do with animals

… undergo a process of stunning then sticking. Cattle, sheep and pigs are stunned with a gun that fires a metal bolt into the brain. sheep, calves and pigs have an ­electrical current passed through their brain from a large pair of tongs. Birds are hung upside down by their legs on metal shackles and dipped into an electric bath before their throats are slit. According to Islamic principles of slaughter, dhabihah halal, a sharp knife must be used to kill animals for food. Butchers are required to …

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