a dude at work told me about this place in america where they take the beef cattle theyre going to chop, they lead it into a cage, guy stands on top of cage and shoots the animal in the brain with a shotgun. thats their way of putting the animal down, as that chigur spike gun just wont penetrate, and bleeding the animal is dangerous for the personnel and... its not the best word to use right here, but, barbaric. bit like one of them lobster restaurants. could be im getting the concepts mixed up, and it wasnt a restaurant, but the standing on the cage and shooting the animal in the head with a shotgun is real. which i find pretty funny haha. that was your best idea? imagine that meeting: ORDER ORDER. MMM OK SO WE NEED A WAY OF PUTTING THE CATTLE DOWN BEFORE EATING THEM, DOES ANYONE.... have a suggestion, cos i tried hitting one with my truck and that wasnt ideal for the customers.
cleatus? ike? ah, yes, jethro?
well tbh if i was being harvested for slaughter i would definitely prefer an insant death while being relaxed. Its not the standard, but i know there are farmers who do it that way, theyre just harder to find. Meats better quality too.
yeah, i agree. then it brings up the whole argument of us being "intelligent" and them being not, and how it matters less because of that yadayadayada... Its tough one for me and am happy to sit on the fence, but the fact is mass slaughter is how we roll and will continue to be so. "They live to survive, we dont" kinda thing.
i was just trying to put some realistic perspective on the matter. We are meat eaters and will always be, so i try to be as morally decent as i can.
Halal and Kosher killing methods should be banned, full stop, imo.
its utter nonsense that Halal meat is better quality, infact the adrenaline that is released during these kinds of killings makes the meat tough, and I have yet to come across a single piece of ''free range'' Halal meat, that means they grow up in a cage or an overcrowded shed, they live a shit life and die a horrible death. no religon has the right to inflict suffering on any animal, and any that think they do can go jump.
the claim that most Halal meat is stunned before killing is also misleading, major supermarket suppliers do tend to adhere to that practice, but that is not true of most, the Halal Food Authority specifically prohibits stunning of animals before slaughter, and in the UK, with our history of animal welfare and protection, I cant believe it is allowed at all.
buy organic, free range, British meat only, that way you are guaranteed that the animal lived a good life, and died a pain-free and stress free death.
evolution teaches us some animals actually evolved to be eaten by others, herbivores for example feel very little pain. this is so that they wont be that bothered when getting eaten alive. dont know if you know this but most predator animals eat their prey just as long as its incapacitated and cant run, they dont give a flying fuck about if its dead or not.
not such a pretty picture any more, is it, on the savanne, the lions (tigers?) eating the antilopes, the big one focusing on the belly. a very common nature doco image, and its to give you an idea about how nature is nature, tigers arent evil for eating other animals etc.
cept they dont bother to kill their prey, and eat them alive. what does that say about nature, is my question. is nature evil. chaos reigns. the forest is my throne. and women in particular.
just remember that antilope is dying one of the most horrible deaths conceivable.