Based on the “Vegan VS Farmer” video street interview by Earthling Ed: youtu.be/VdPcvOM4vXk
After 90 years of producing dairy products, Elmhurst now produces plantbased drinks instead. Its owner Henry Schwartz, has become vegan himself, too.
More and more companies are offering plantbased alternatives to the environmentally destructive animal ones. Campina, Kips and Melkan are a few examples of companies who offer plantbased products today. The world is changing and farmers should change along.
I, as a former cattle rancher, have too.
Over 50 billion animals are raised for slaughter each year. In order to feed them, it takes far more land, water and crops to feed them than it does to just feed us 7 billion humans on plants. The number of animals being farmed is unsustainable in fact, causing all kinds of pollution as a result of their manure and the greenhouse gases released, which is more harmful than all traffic pollution combined. Disagree with me? Please feel free to research it, but it's by definition going to require additional farming, space, resources, water...Animal agriculture is the leading cause of...
Greenhouse gas emissions.
World hunger (result of the aforementioned destruction).
Species extinction (also because of the aforementioned destruction).
It's never going to be sustainble. It's never going to be kind. And it is never, by definition, going to be humane.
The words 'humane' and 'slaughter' put together, are what is known in the English language as an oxymoron, i.e. 2 words that contradict each other when put together. To use the term 'humane slaughter' is as nonsensical as to say 'humane rape', 'humane slavery', or 'humane holocaust'—regarding the latter point, some synonyms for 'slaughter' in the dictionary are 'bloodbath', 'massacre', and 'holocaust'... given that it does not make sense to use the term humane for any of those 3 words, neither can it make sense to say it for the word those synonyms derive from.
Ask yourself this question: is there a nice way to kill someone who doesn't want to die? Given that animals want to live, and value their lives as we value ours, there is no nice way to kill them.
In any case, anyone looking at the methods we use to kill farmed animals can see for themselves that it's not 'humane'. Whether the animal is stunned with a bolt gun or prongs, or whether it's by gas chamber, or whether they are killed via the Halal/Schechita method, these are not exactly methods we would use to euthanise even someone who did want to die.