For the people who know me, the fact that I'm raising animals for meat is hard for them to understand. Afterall, I've taken many people to task for hunting and I always champion the rights of all animals. But the truth is there, I eat meat. I can no longer justify buying meat in the store, knowing it has come from animals raised in the cruelty of factory farms. So I was faced with a dilema. Stop buying the meat...and then what. I've tried the vegan thing and that didn't work. So I made a decision to raise my own meat. Treat the animals with care and feed them good food. When the end comes, it will be as humane as possible, and the animals up until that time will have led a good, happy life.
The end is very hard for me, as I have gotten to know each of them so well. But I am filled with gratitude and respect for them.