We all know that factory farming is terrible. It’s terrible for our planet, terrible for animals, and terrible for our health. But what about so-called humane meat?
By definition “humane” means “having or showing compassion or benevolence.” A lot of companies that sell animal products use the label “humane” to ease the minds of consumers and increase business.
But let’s get real for a second: No animal wants to die to become your meat. And there is nothing compassionate or benevolent about hanging animals upside down and slashing their throats open when they just wanted to live.
Sound harsh? Well, that’s exactly what happens in slaughterhouses.
The fact is pigs, cows, chickens, and other farmed animals are just as sensitive and intelligent as the dogs and cats we love at home. Yet the meat industry is allowed to abuse billions of them in ways that would warrant felony-level animal cruelty charges if the victim were just one dog or cat.
So what, exactly, does “humane” mean to the meat industry? See for yourself. Check out this undercover video recorded at a Foster Farms facility that is humane certified by American Humane Association:
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