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    Did anyone else see this documentary on HBO?

    If so..what did you think about it? I for one, was heart broken to see those pigs being treated that way and have not eaten any pork since I watched it a few days ago and don't plan on eating any pork. Everytime I see pork it reminds me of what those poor animals when through and I just can't bring myself to touch it.


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    I've felt that way about KFC ever since I saw the video about how they treated their chickens. Haven't eaten there in 3 yrs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amalphiea View Post
    I've felt that way about KFC ever since I saw the video about how they treated their chickens. Haven't eaten there in 3 yrs.
    I haven't seen any video on how chickens or cows are treated, but I know if I ever see one then I'll probably stop eating those things too.


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    I watched it last night, and I already knew all of those things but seeing it like that was heart breaking. I finally gave up all meat except chicken and turkey recently and will be going all the way vegetarian soon. It is mostly for health reasons, but that documentary definitely added another one to the list. I am going to be a lot more diligent about knowing where the meat I do buy comes from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyChiefs_Wife View Post
    I haven't seen any video on how chickens or cows are treated, but I know if I ever see one then I'll probably stop eating those things too.
    - this is interesting to me. I mean, you know that the system is essentially the same yet as long as you don't actually SEE it you will continue to consume the product?
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    I haven't seen it, and don't want to. I'm already a vegetarian, and I know about the atrocities, so I'm not going to put myself through that. I'm glad they made it though!!!
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    If it bothers you to see the way animals raised as food are treated then you don't want to eat ANY meat from a grocery store, those farms are in the business of making money, which means the most meat the fastest raised in the smallest space in the shortest time.
    All food animals lead a short, horrible existence.

    If you feel for animals you're better off eating game animals that you, or someone you know, went out and hunted, at least they had a "normal" life up until they were shot.
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    As mentioned numerous times on this board, I have a bs in animal science and was raised in the ag industry. I know it inside and out.

    These horror stories are isolated incidents shown over and over again. Every effort is made to hire knowlegable and competent employees and those found to be otherwise are removed.

    Farms make money off a wholesome product. Starved animals don't gain weight and abused animals produced bruised meat. It is NOT in a farms interest to cut corners with their stock.

    Housing and handling practices all have very good reasoning behind them, from keeping animals safe from each other, to easing observation and handling, to ensuring they get their fair share of the diet. For outsiders who don't know or understand these methods or reasons behind them, it could look quite unusual.

    The best course of action is to educate yourself (and not with propaganda).
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelrfn View Post
    If it bothers you to see the way animals raised as food are treated then you don't want to eat ANY meat from a grocery store, those farms are in the business of making money, which means the most meat the fastest raised in the smallest space in the shortest time.
    All food animals lead a short, horrible existence.

    If you feel for animals you're better off eating game animals that you, or someone you know, went out and hunted, at least they had a "normal" life up until they were shot.
    I was vegan for a while, but living with a meat eater made it really hard (and expensive). We try and buy our meat from local organic farms (where you can actually see how the animals are treated). Of course, this isn't always possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcwant2be View Post
    As mentioned numerous times on this board, I have a bs in animal science and was raised in the ag industry. I know it inside and out.

    These horror stories are isolated incidents shown over and over again. Every effort is made to hire knowlegable and competent employees and those found to be otherwise are removed.

    Farms make money off a wholesome product. Starved animals don't gain weight and abused animals produced bruised meat. It is NOT in a farms interest to cut corners with their stock.

    Housing and handling practices all have very good reasoning behind them, from keeping animals safe from each other, to easing observation and handling, to ensuring they get their fair share of the diet. For outsiders who don't know or understand these methods or reasons behind them, it could look quite unusual.

    The best course of action is to educate yourself (and not with propaganda).

    But.....but.....it's so much easier to find the propaganda than it is to actually find facts
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