It’s crazy that it’s hidden away, behind secure premises. Away from curious eyes, from millions who have an insatiable interest in it’s by product. Secrecy abounds the industry.
Although every now and then, snippets of commonly perceived truths do leak from the killing grounds. But of course the hiding isn’t crazy at all. It must be done on an industrial amnesia scale. Sensibilities for human angst and emotional well-being override open in the face slaughter of beings. Protection from witnessing the death of things that pump blood from hearts and feel pain via nervous systems is kind.
This isn’t some lefty do-gooder tree hugging hippy rant or bleeding heart vegan preaching. If you choose, to consume products sourced from animals, that’s completely within your legislative rights. Not going to get into animal rights or best practice slaughtering of them. Not going to get into sentience and the emotional feelings of other beings. Not going to get into canine teeth and the argument for protein versus plant.
Slaughtering of animals for human consumption is massive and growing exponentially. The distance that consumers actually stand from the physical point of slaughter is also growing exponentially. The reasons why are based on need speed and convenience. No need to witness, faster through a production line and much more convenient for you. Selecting pretty packaged pink dyed flesh, from a super-duper brightly lit sweet smelling soft music playing mega market, is so much better, for everyone. That obviously includes the animals. Am sure they don’t want anyone forced into seeing hoisting stunning stripping slicing dicing mincing and packaging. That could really damage the emotions of an awful lot of people.
Why not throw open the doors, let the people in. It’s time to show off where those fine cuts joints and delectable wings breasts and offal originate from. It’s only responsible and right that future generations are given the right to responsibly choose exactly where their consumption comes from and to really know how it’s packaged.
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