Farm Confessional: What Butchering Your Animals Really Feels Like

slaughterheroThis article, by Katherine Dunn, is one of the best, most humane and honest articles I have ever read on the topic of coping with butchering livestock. I think those of us in the West are largely alienated from the balance of life and death, and how each is integral to the other. It is a good topic to ponder come Samhain.  Click the photo to go to the article:

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  1. Sarah Palmer

    Great article – I live in Morocco which is a Muslim country, Every year there is a sacrificial slaughtering and one of the precursors to this is that you pick one of your finest animals and bond with it for a year, even bringing it into the house – this highlights the sacrificial nature and reminds us that life is precious. I prefer to eat meat in Morocco because I feel they understand the life and sacrifice of the animals. In Canada I have recently read articles on inhumane treatment of factory farm animals- where they are objects more than animals, and yet I have found many western comments on how barbaric the slaughter is in Muslim countries and it makes me very sad that they can’t understand.

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