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  •  There's no such thing as animal rights (0+ / 0-)

    Can we turn our currently unsustainable food system, a system that is unfair to workers, bad for our health, cruel to animals and destructive to our environment, into one that treats workers fairly, respects human and animal rights, nourishes our bodies and renews the land

    Animals have no rights. They don't understand them and don't offer them to other animals. When cats decide to stop catching mice and Beagles stop chasing rabbits, I'll give some thought to recognizing "animal rights." Until then, I'll simply consider this sort of book, diary another chapter of the dishonest anti-meat agenda.

    •  Really? Cuz even as a committed (2+ / 0-)
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      rickeagle, Jill Richardson

      omnivore I can say that I don't want animals tortured just so I can have meat with my potatoes.  

      Have you read anything about of by Temple Grandin.  An autistic PhD who is hired by meat packing plants to see to it that their methods are humane.  Very interesting.

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        CJB, rickeagle

        I took a very moderate approach (I thought) on the animal rights part. I get that you can't have a slaughterhouse that doesn't kill animals, and that pigs and cows on farms are not going to be treated like puppies and kittens. I've made an effort to visit quite a few farms w/ livestock all over the country, to ask the farmers about how they treat their animals and to get their opinions about livestock farming. I think it's important to learn from the REAL experts (farmers) on these things.

        I wrote a book! You should buy it!

        by Jill Richardson on Sun Sep 06, 2009 at 05:08:30 PM PDT

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