In recent times, the debate over modifying food and agricultural industries’ slaughtering and production practices has been heating up within industry circles. Vegetarians, quite understandably, would have no problems if the meat industry even ends up shutting its doors indefinitely. But that is unlikely to happen since the majority in the world are non-vegetarians.
Generally, animal meat still accounts for most people’s routine diet. This is because meat remains the best source of fiber, protein, and essential fats a human body requires. That said, how can we address the plaguing issue of animal brutality?
Most end consumers do not realize that livestock or animal meat constitutes a huge chunk of the world food industry since they don’t get to see the large-scale butchering of animals or what exactly happens behind the scenes. However, with diseases relating to meat and non-vegetarian food in general on the rise, livestock consumers are no more considering this subject a trivial matter.
The majority of people who eat meat are certainly not going to raise their own livestock as they may fear the possibilities of contracting diseases. And the people who are not aware of such animal-related diseases have the Internet at their disposal to learn things and enlighten themselves.
Proper handling and considerate treatment of animals is now becoming a pertinent matter, particularly among consumers who feel a bit uneasy whenever they come across the term “slaughterhouses.” There are several websites talking about this matter more elaborately.
These sites reassure worried advocates of animal rights that farm animals and livestock are being now subjected to more humane treatment. Thanks to the increasing awareness among the public, several meat production industry players have successfully come out with less brutal and less worrying techniques and technologies to obtain the basic items.
People who are heavily invested in industrial and basic animal husbandry are also quite keen in such livestock related web resources. Fortunately, for the general people, online media now offers a wider range of informative and helpful resources featuring interesting tidbits relating to various farm animals.
Also, the information throws light on successful and right rearing practices. Facts and insights that may come in handy for animal product producers and farmers could be looked as a huge positive. Being able to publicly access such information is commendable.
If you’re among those individuals who would like to see livestock animals treated more humanely, then endorse the advocacy. Besides being aware of additional facts and details relating to the topic, your participation could also be in the form of action. Probably, the best assistance you can lend to this cause is consuming only “Certified Humane Raised and Handled” animal meat products or its market equivalent. Meat products that come without such labels should be boycotted.
This would push farmers and food processing companies to adopt a more responsible and considerate approach as far as treating animals is concerned. Though it’s a fact that livestock animals undergo breeding to be ultimately consumed by humans, it doesn’t mean we can ill-treat them or not give them the respect they rightly deserve.