Factory farms are barbaric to the animals and most people agree
about this fact. However, small farms are not suffering-free, as the
public usually believes. This article does a great job explaining
why some practices at small free-range farms cause much pain in
animals, too. For example, the affixing of septum rings in pigs’
noses, which causes pain and lifetime discomfort, is considered
necessary so pigs don’t root (which they enjoy doing constantly) and
destroy the landscape.
Pigs Suffer on Small Farms, Too.
When God’s animals are raised for food they become a commodity
and their status as sentient beings and amazing creations of God is
lowered. Once an animal is seen as a commodity, he/she cannot
possibly be allowed to live his/her life fully, as God intended.
Only when we see animals as our fellow creatures we may live in
harmony with them.
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