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Vegan/Omnivore Alliance

Tom Philpott, Grist’s senior food and agriculture writer, and co-founder and core-group member at Maverick Farms, a center for sustainable food education in Valle Crucis (NC), suggests that the two groups that would like industrial agriculture to come to an end unite efforts to reach this goal. The two groups to which he refers are: on one side conscientious omnivores, who think that animals have a place in our farming and our diets, but in a sustainable manner; and on the other side vegans, who believe there is no need to exploit animals for food. Philpott argues that these two groups share much in common: to put an end to factory farming; and therefore, he suggests conscientious omnivores and vegans join "Vegan/Omnivore Alliance against Animal Factories" as he calls it.

 To read the article please search online for Introducing... the Vegan/Omnivore Alliance Against Animal Factories

While it is evident that small scale farming is less abusive to farmed animals and less detrimental to the environment than factory farming, it nonetheless raises serious ethical questions. The unnecessary killing of any of God’s creatures is of paramount consequences, not just for the creatures in question but also for the ones who support it. It is not possible to feel compassion or love while at the same time causing unnecessary harm.

Small scale farming might be the next necessary step in order to ultimately reach the goal of extending our circle of compassion to all of God’s Creation.

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