And you know this how?Commercial slaughterhouses are full of sadists
Commercial slaughterhouses are full of sadists, and the assembly line quotas mean that a lot of horrors take place.
Incorrect. Captive bolts do indeed kill the animal. The bolt destroys the brain, which is the control center for all the other organs and higher functions. Without brain activity, death occurs.Besides, a CAPTIVE bolt gun doesn't kill an animal, it just stuns them so that the heart still beats and they will bleed out easier when the throat is slit and the animal is hung upside down.
I'm just wondering, do you not eat cereals, grains, bread, etc etc..... Harvested plant foods.I didn't say that they were all sadists! But there is plenty of undercover video out there that shows absolutely horrific things taking place on kill floors in slaughterhouses. Plenty of testimony out there from former slaughterhouse workers about the deliberate atrocities they have seen committed on animals, and even admitted to participating themselves. Some of them say things like "I feel really bad about it now, but the pressure to keep things moving, and seeing so many animals killed, after awhile we'd kind of forget that they were living things with feelings..." I doubt that many of them at the time went home and told their friends and family "Hey, anyone wanna hear about how Bob and I scalded a pig alive today on purpose!?!?"
Do I believe that humane slaughter exists? Absolutely. Unfortunately most of the small scale "boutique" operations that can take the time to do it right are being forced out of business by the factory operations. Do I believe that it exists in most large scale commercial slaughterhouses? No. I'm sure that some animals do get a quick painless death at those places. Others perish horribly. Some with deliberate cruelty, but more often just the result of assembly line mistakes and oversights.
I am not a PETA nut. I don't support PETA, because although I think they do some good things to bring worthy causes to light, they discredit their good work with the looney tune stuff, and I think that Ingrid Newkirk is insane (really insane, not just "Oh she's crazy...).
I have no problem with animals being raised for food, treated humanely, and then humanely slaughtered. Right now those 3 things only seem to happen together in a very small, niche market.
Versusartsyjenn said:I don't really believe that humane slaughter exists
artsyjenn said:Do I believe that humane slaughter exists? Absolutely.
Versusartsyjenn said:Commercial slaughterhouses are full of sadists
Um...full does not mean all in your world?artsyjenn said:I didn't say that they were all sadists!
Versusartsyjenn said:I don't think that former commercial slaughterhouse workers who report the horrors that they have seen are making up stories just for fun
So, do they think these things are horrors or do they use their basic human nature and they are desensitized to it? I am confused.artsyjenn said:Taking life day after day, in a high pressure assembly line environment, is going to desensitize even a normal person eventually. What was once a horror isn't going to seem as awful if you see it day after day after day. That's just basic human nature.
artsyjenn said:and they will bleed out easier when the throat is slit and the animal is hung upside down.
Anyone who feels sad about selling a horse to slaughter doesn't have to.This is an incredibly controversial topic. I've been around horses all my life and can see the advantages of having horse slaughter legalized while at the same time feeling sad about selling a horse to slaughter.