On his website today, Catholic peer David Alton writes: “A timely reminder about the dangers of industrialised slaughter of animals – its also downright cruel. If we are downright cruel to every other species, it’s little wonder that we end up being cruel to our own.
John Lewis-Stempel is right to warn, in this interesting article from Unherd, that factory farms are ticking time-bombs of zoonotic disease – those which leap from animals to humans – and petri-dishes of bacterial infections.
The massive use of antibiotics to enable industrialised slaughter of animals is also compromising human health. But, beyond that, its downright cruel – and if we are cruel to every other species it’s little wonder that we end up being cruel to our own.
To read on see: www.davidalton.net/2020/11/16/
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