The breeding of animals is a big business, whose
prime concern is profit. Animals are raised the
way they are today because it increases profits.
Improving conditions, as suggested by this question,
would certainly be a step in the right direction,
but it would be strongly resisted by the meat industry
and, if successful, would greatly increase already
Here are two counter questions. Why not abstain
from eating meat as a protest against present policies
while trying to improve them? Even under the best
of conditions, why take the life of a creature of
God, "whose tender mercies are over all His creatures,"
when it is not necessary for proper nutrition?
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