the ‘cruelest industry’?

An animal-rights organization has posted a video of a chicken hatchery grinding up chicks it doesn’t want to keep.

Don’t get me wrong — the mass food market is not good for you or the animals. Organically raised meat, vegetables, fruits, grains, etc., are much better, not to mention more humane for the animals involved. (As we drove through the property of the farmer where we get our milk last Sunday, we passed some cows grazing on a hillside and wondered which one provided us our milk for the week.) But with 300 million people in our nation alone to feed, it’ll be a while before we get to the point of not having mass food creation.

But in a failure of perspective typical among animal rights advocates, Mercy for Animals executive director Nathan Runkle told the Associated Press,

“The egg industry is perhaps the cruelest industry on the face of the planet.”

No, Mr. Runkle. The U.S. abortion industry, killing more than 3,000 babies per day, is the cruelest industry on the face of the planet. Tossing unwanted baby chicks into a grinder isn’t palatable, but these are animals, not human beings. Pickling and dissecting human beings inside the womb of their mother, or in some cases partially delivering them before killing them and then pulling them out, is part of the cruelest industry.

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One thought on “the ‘cruelest industry’?

  1. Good post. Reminded me of the latest papal encyclical which had some lines about confusing being concerned for the environment with a blatant disregard for human life and how authentic concern for the environment springs from a true Christian humanism and respect for the dignity of life.

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