Yes, another Bittman article that exposes how farmed animals are
considered in the animal agriculture system: simple commodities.
Bittman refers to a recently published book, Every Twelve Seconds:
Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight byTimothy
The 12 seconds that the title refers to explain just the sheer
amount of killing that takes place in a slaughterhouse: 12 seconds is
the frequency with which the Omaha slaughterhouse where Pachirat
worked for five months killed cattle, a total of around 2,500 per day.
Pachirat told Bittman “the way the animals form a continuous stream
rather than individual creatures, makes it clear the animals are seen
as raw material. The cattle are called ‘beef’ even while they’re alive
— and that not only protects people from acknowledging what they’re
doing and that they’re doing it to sentient beings, it’s also
accurate, a reflection of the process itself.”
Please visit The Human Cost of Animal Suffering:
What can we expect if just in the US about 10 billion land
animals are slaughtered just for the sake of taste and profit?
Supporting this industry means supporting the most voluminous cruelty
on animals on the planet. Adopting a plant-based diet is not only
attainable but relatively easy nowadays. There’s plenty of
information, support and very tasty plant-based products. One only has
to reflect on how our choice of diet is hurting God’s Creation…
mindful choices follow a change of heart.
Your question and comments are welcome