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Humane Meat?

Sunaura Taylor, a disability scholar, discusses the serious ethical issues surrounding "humane meat." Taylor, a disabled person, shares how the world sees her has profoundly affected her views on animals. She believes that "humane meat" is an oxymoron, citing examples such as the struggle conscientious omnivores appear to have with their own empathy toward animals: Michael Pollan overcoming his hesitance and shame in hunting a wild boar, to newspaper stories on the new meat movement where people try to overcome their uneasiness about killing animals by taking a butchering class, to the Nimans’ own stories of their grief when sending their animals to slaughter.

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“Humane” implies compassion and care. How is it taking the life of a creature that deeply values it compassionate or caring? Human history has shown that we are capable of rationalizing even the most atrocious acts. However, our Faith and values should lead us to make decisions that seek to reduce the harm we do and increase the joy and healing in God’s Creation. As far as our diet applies, eliminating animal products accords to our Faith and values.

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