Wyoming Premium Farms Abuse Alleged By Humane Society
**WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO
For the full story see the Huffington post article here.
It’s not necessary to watch more than 5 seconds to get the point. I could barely get through the video myself. I knew it happened and I’ve heard the stories, but this was just another reminder. This is one of the many videos out there addressing the unfortunate subject, but it doesn’t make it any less significant. If it was, I wouldn’t be doing this. This wasn’t supposed to be my post today, but I couldn’t concentrate on anything else after viewing it at 2am. I really debated whether or not to post this video, but my journey with food led me to it and I couldn’t just ignore it. It’s the hard reality.
This video showed only the one pig farm and I can’t even imagine what goes on in some of the chicken farms. This is only part of the story and it would be unfair to generalize all livestock farms as guilty of these practices. I’m not about to advocate going vegetarian or vegan, or push ”Meatless Monday” on you, because I obviously enjoy my meat and seafood too. My intentions are not to scare people away from meat and seafood because I don’t see them as being bad things or even being bad for you. As Todd Hofer once said: “Red meat is not bad for you. Fuzzy green meat is bad for you”.
What I am suggesting is to question where your food comes from. Just be a conscious shopper and ask your suppliers or restaurants questions about their sourcing. If you want to go a step ahead, research those companies and their practices because things can’t always be taken at face value. I guess this video reinforces that thought as well. If you’ve already been taking the initiative, then all the power to you and I would love to hear your discoveries.
I admit that I don’t always question the things I eat, and eating 100% organic and sustainable would and can be challenging. What I hope is that the future of the industry will be different and I do believe it will be. I also hope organic and sustainable will be made approachable and attainable by the masses and not just for those who can afford it. I hope the industry can make it easier for people to make the right decisions, but we also have to demand it. I know. I have many hopes, and there is a lot more that could be said about this topic and I probably just opened a can of worms, but I would rather start a discussion and hear your thoughts as well. So please feel free to kindly share your comments.