Thank you very much for your in-depth reply. Few people answer that question, and we appreciate your description of desire/need vs. compassion.
The problem with marketable flesh is that cost always seems to rule over compassion. This is why we believe the only way to stop the cruelty is to stop the flow of cash by not buying their products.
To dispel your concern over nutrition, consider the cow. Where does she get all of her vitamins, minerals, and protein? She gets them from the plants she eats, just as we can.
Have you ever tried to make friends with animals other than cats and dogs? Pigs are very intelligent and make wonderful companions, if you have a way to handle their size. It's not so much the breeding of the animals as it is their association with us. Feral cats, for example behave exactly like other wild animals when humans approach.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary