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“Every Twelve Seconds”, the Commodification of God’s Farmed Animals

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 Pachirat.

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.

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