Pain-free animals could take suffering out of farming

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    Pain-free animals could take suffering out of farming
    02 September 2009 by Ewen Callaway

    WITH "hormone-free", "cage-free" and "antibiotic-free" becoming common labels on our supermarket shelves, might "pain-free" be the next sticker slapped onto a rump roast?

    Article here: Pain-free animals could take suffering out of farming - science-in-society - 02 September 2009 - New Scientist

    As one commenter noted, "It requires an enormous amount of education to be able to believe the kind of ideas presented here."

    Your thoughts?

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    it's not pain that's the issue. it's stress.
     
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    wow, if anything on EARTH was inhumane, it would be taking away feeling
     
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    :eek:

    I had no idea. And the saddest part is that I- like many others -will find it near impossible to stop eating or using eggs/egg based products. Just the thought of how many things require chickens (from food - medicine) we live with everyday, is just staggering.

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    Promising and ethically right but I still agree with one of the researchers: our massive consumption of meat, especially red meat, has far reaching implications beyond the unnecessary suffering of animals:

    - It ruins our health

    - It savagely depletes, on a staggering scale, what is poised to become the most precious resource on the planet: water

    - It ravages the environment and aggravates the climate crisis is ways that most people cannot fathom.


     
  7. B_Mister Buildington

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    I don't think grinding is that bad of a way to dispose of these unwanted male chicks. It seems to be an extremely quick death, though it looks gruesome.
     
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    Let's offer it as an alternative method of execution to the state of Texas then.
     
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    That would be considered an "unusual" (as in cruel and unusual) form of punishment. Knowing that your fate was to be ground up would be unfair. These chicks obviously never see it coming.
     
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    damn I hope they don't see it.. It still bothers me!
     
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