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There's no such thing as humanely raised meat [Letter]

Articles like "Happy animals, local meat" (Feb. 19) make me angry in their attempt to paint animals from non-factory farm conditions as happy and their treatment as humane. All animals go to the same slaughterhouses, and I can assure you they are neither.

They use the word "slaughter" as if it is no big deal to the animal so the reader will feel guilt-free about buying these food-animals as if they are somehow helping them. They aren't. They are consuming the flesh of an animal that has panicked at knowing they are next on the kill line. Watch any undercover video and see the fear and terror in the eyes and of animals destined to be food. It will shake you to your core.

All animals killed for slaughter are babies. The pig they mention is killed at 6 months old. This is toddler-hood for a pig. No killing of animals is humane. No animal wants to die. These animals are no different than your dogs and cats.

If you want to help animals, take them and their products off of your plate and begin eating a healthy, environmentally-friendly, and cruelty-free plant-based diet. If you need to, start a day or two a week as you learn about the delicious vegan options and work toward full-time. Make your actions match your values of not wanting to hurt animals. It's easy, delicious and feels great to not hurt anybody.

Jamie Cohen, Pikesville

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