I just watched food inc in school and its simply disgusting. This isn't the first time I have been exposed to this problem- we watched the Jungle by Upton Sinclair.
People see the meatpacking industry as an issue today simply because we are feeding animals things they wouldn't normally eat. For example, Cows normally eat grass, but now, they eat corn- which is not a natural part of their diet. The Ecoli bacteria could be cut down by 80% if the farmer or producer fed their cow grass for five days before slaughter.
These are the main reasons why we are watching this: outbreaks of Ecoli and Salmonella everyday, genetic alterations, unhealthy meat etc.
However, my class doesn't care about all that stuff. We simply were quite disturbed watching pigs on the kill floor, chickens get their neck slit, and cows simply being dissected inhumanely. I just don't understand why God introduced meat into our diets. He was the first one to kill an animal in the Old Testament when he made clothes for Adam and Eve. If you could look at a kill floor and not feel any emotion to the animals being killed, I think thats beyond inhumane. These animals are screaming and scared out of their minds, and we just don't care. I don't understand... How could the life-giver KILL? I love eating meat but seeing how emotional animals are makes me feel like something is wrong with this. It makes me doubt my faith completely. I dont understand why Jesus says that it is lawful for us to eat anything? These animals don't have spirits, so they will not have eternal life, but don't they have the same emotions that we possess on earth?
If you have no idea what im talking about, check this out. Look at the pigs... Listen to their screams. They have emotions, no?