Organic: Happy Animals? Maybe Not
Temple Grandin, animal scientist at Colorado State University, is
very well-known for her claims that she is able to think like a
non-human animal and in many ways experience life from their view.
Grandin brought important changes to the meat industry a decade ago,
mostly alleviating fear and suffering in especially designed
slaughterhouses for cattle. When asked about her view on organic
farms and sustainable animal agriculture she mentioned that although
conditions are better than in factory farms, still many animals
suffer from the lack of treatment with antibiotics, which organic
farms avoid. Another example she mentions is that in some organic
farms animals are infested with parasites. She calls this "bad
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How Happy Was Your Meal?
“Bad becoming normal” should be the slogan for the animal
agriculture industry, which legally victimizes God’s animals on a
daily basis. It should be deeply troubling to us, Christians, that
purposely inflicting unnecessary pain and fear to animals, and
subsequently killing them for profit and taste, has become normal.
Instead, we need to tirelessly strive for plant-based diets to
become normal; thus making God’s Creation a peaceful and loving