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    We have been able to evolve because we are very adaptable as omnivores and learned to hunt, fish, and farm. I have done all those and have no regrets. I have not knowingly eaten cats or dogs, but dietary habits are shaped by cultural guidelines and availability of foods..

    I do not believe in cruelty. The way mother nature treats animals is cruel. You only need to watch a hawk snatch a squirrel or rabbit and pick it apart live to understand that. From that perspective, a hunter's bullet is quite humane. And for animals dying of old age or disease, the is no wilderness hospice program. When they get feeble, they die a painfully slow death from dehydration or starvation, or become prey for other animals.
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    There's a place for all god's creatures, next to the mashed potato's.

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    I eat meat and chicken, grass fed and finished only on the meat and hormone and antibiotic free on the chicken. All my meat is custom butchered at a local buthcher shop.
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    I do get a little offended by people who make a blanket judgement about farms who use confinement type operations to raise their livestock. Mostly because they take some exaggerated information from a one sided organization and are brainwashed into thinking that a sow in a gestation crate is the worst thing in the world. But until you have ever seen sows fight over feed, or eat their own young, you would think differently. There is a reason producers went to them 30-40 years ago. I don't think they need to live their whole lives in a crate, but for breeding and farrowing in a large/commercial farm, its almost necessary, unless consumers want to start paying much more at the supermarket with increased labor of pasture based pig production.

    Now that is just one example of an argument I saw in a documentary. A good friend of mine is going to be starting construction later this year on a new 2500 head hog confinement. Those pigs have it better than most humans. Almost a constant 70-75* temp even when its 90* out, plenty of food and water whenever they want it. Its actually fairly pleasant inside a building. Blame the DNR and the environment people for farmers having to go confinement routes. You cannot raise a large number of animals outside anymore due to run off. That's why confinements are built on pits or have lagoons (which by the way is the best fertilizer you can get).

    We grass feed our steers, only because my stepdad doesn't want the extra work feeding them corn... But they take an extra 3-4 months to fatten, and in our climate isn't the most practical, but can be made to work.

    If you can't tell, I'm an avid meat eater. I've raised lots of different animals for meat (pigs, sheep, chickens, beef, rabbits). If vegetarians/vegans have to eat only stuff like a vegan pasta I accidentally ate yesterday, life must suck as it was tasteless. I would venture to say that 99% of any livestock producer takes care of their animals as good as people take care of their pets. In fact, 4-h animals get taken care of better than most peoples pets... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonecoaster View Post
    There's a place for all god's creatures, next to the mashed potato's.
    If God didn't want us to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat.

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    farrowing crates are not for torture, and they only live in them for farrowing, and ours were let out on nice days and to clean them twice a day. They went in on day 63 or 64 after the boar, or AI, but they have food, water, a fan or heater depending on the time of year, Almost everyone except the bigger Co-ops raised pigs that way, In farrowing crates, or farrowing huts if they were too big for a crate. The crate prevents the piglets from being crushed when the mother lays down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -scott- View Post
    If God didn't want us to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat.
    Hey, wachit! People are made out of meat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCIfor55yrs. View Post
    Hey, wachit! People are made out of meat.
    Perhaps, but we're at the top of the food chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -scott- View Post
    Perhaps, but we're at the top of the food chain.
    Tell that to the flesh eating bacteria.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ah Lun View Post
    Are you a vegetarian? Do you eat meat?

    Do you eat ducks, chickens, pigs, cows?

    Do you eat dogs, cats?

    If you eat meat, do you think that it is inhuman or brutal to kill and eat dogs, cats but it is ok to kill and eat ducks, chickens, pigs, cows?

    Do you give fair and equal treatment to all the above animals? But they are all lives. Are they equal lives to you?
    What about fish, lobster (dropped into boiling hot water!), shrimp, salmon, tuna?

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