Bob Comis, a farmer in NY who
raises 500 pigs with high animal welfare standards (compared to
industrial farms) shares the guilt he feels for raising animals to
be slaughtered. Comis believes he betrays pigs when he sends them to
slaughter since these animals trust him; however, he doesn’t plan to
stop being a pig farmer although he feels humanity should evolve to
not kill to eat.
Farmer Confessional: I Raise Livestock and I Think It May Be Wrong.
Something inside this farmer’s heart tells him that what he is
doing to pigs is wrong. He recognizes that pigs are intelligent and
sensitive beings that shouldn’t be killed to become food for humans.
We all have this inner voice (inner wisdom, Holy Spirit, God’s
essence) that helps us discern between right and wrong. We should
try to be still more often in order to hear this inner voice so we
act with compassion and love according to Christ’s teachings.
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