Daily Archives: March 18, 2014

A right relationship to sentient beings — humane lives for our farm animals

Mother cow with newborn calf at Glencolton Farms. Photos by Michael Schmidt.

Driving north last weekend, I was thinking about how, sadly, our society disrespects agricultural animals. In particular, I was reflecting on how our food system manipulates and harms animals in order that people can have soft, tender or plump meat. We grab milk from the grocery store shelf without considering the countless growth hormones given to, and shortened lifespan of, conventional dairy cows. Continue reading


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