Most people agree that “humane slaughter” does not exist. For centuries, animal slaughter has been hideously brutal. With agri-business’ hostile takeover of family farming, factory farming practices have viciously escalated and expanded the unspeakable cruelty to which slaughter animals are subjected. There is very little hope of eliminating animal slaughter in the foreseeable future, and whatever relief measures are available need to be enacted now.
Temple Grandin never claimed that her livestock handling methods transformed slaughtering into a benign process. But her ideas and designs have helped to significantly reduce the pain and suffering of animals already ensnared in this brutal slaughtering system. Doing nothing gives the factory farm food industry free rein to continue their unconscionable abusive practices in their rapacious quest of more profit.
Don’t let this happen. Requiring the Liberty slaughterhouse project to comply with Temple Grandin’s methods will bring some relief to the animals and prevent yet another unfettered, abusive slaughter operation setting up in Sullivan County.
Star D. Hesse