Happy meat needs humane slaughterhouses

Abattoir blues: A few farmers the Ethicureans know like to say they raise meat that "has only one bad day in its life" — the day they get loaded in trailers off the pasture and taken to a slaughterhouse. After talking to animal-slaughter expert Temple Grandin, Rebecca Marx writes: "While plenty of people pay attention to the question of what it means to raise an animal humanely, far fewer stop to consider the notion —  and the ostensible paradox — of humane slaughter." (Gourmet.com) Related: For an overview of the obstacles facing humane slaughter, read this Mother Jones piece, "This Little Piggy Goes Home," by the Ethicurean's Bonnie.

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