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  •  Pork production has been bothering me (4+ / 0-)

    For a long time.  Those mega-plants are cruel to pigs, foul the environment and have wiped out any other viable mean of rearing hogs, it can't pay.

    Safeway doesn't market plant-free cruelty-free pork.  I wish they did.  Times have been difficult for me, I have other issues to deal with, but I would love to see someone take these cruel pork producers down--or at least produce pork in a clean, non-cruel way.

    •  bill maher (1+ / 0-)
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      Said we might live to see bioprinting of meat become reality.
      And will never have to torture or terrorize another sentient being ever again.
      It is my deal and prayer to live long enough to see this go mainstream.

      We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear. Robert Louis Stevenson

      by Christin on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 07:03:43 PM PDT

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      •  I don't believe that the eating of meat (0+ / 0-)

        requires the suffering of the meat animal prior to its death.  We don't have to torture and terrorize animals now, even if we want to continue eating them.

        That said:  I would love to see bioprinting or in vitro production of meat become practically and economically feasible.  I think it could happen, and I think it should.

    •  None of us can do everything, but we can help (1+ / 0-)
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      There is so much to work on in this world, and none of us will do all we'd like to do.

      May I suggest that one simple way to help the animals, without adding a new cause to jump into, is to give some thought to switching to a plant-based diet. For your health, make it as whole-foods as possible.

      I believe it was Michael Pollan who said that if you want to make the single biggest step to reduce animal suffering, just start with not eating chickens. That will save the greatest number of lives.

      An American cardiologist said that first we kill the animals to eat them, and then they kill us.

      I strongly recommend the video Forks Over Knives, which talks about the killing us part.

      •  I just bought the book yesterday (0+ / 0-)

        It's excellent and has some great recipes.  Of course, I didn't need any convincing to go veg as I did that about 8 years ago, but I did need a little more convincing to become vegan or nearly so.  I probably won't eschew a little honey.

    •  There are good operations (0+ / 0-)

      Here's one, for those of you in Northern California:

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 01:16:36 PM PDT

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