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Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:49 pm | Updated: 7:49 pm, Sun Nov 4, 2012.

People have differing opinions over the ethics of the nation’s food choices.

Many of us grew up in the days of open pasture and calm barnyard scenes. Today, however, the billions of animals reared for food production lead short lives of deprivation, confinement, mutilation, and merciless slaughter.

As the details of factory farming become known, compassionate consumers are rejecting this style of farming and the exploitation of animals. They are organizing, documenting, and speaking out against it. Fowl Play is one of such documentaries currently available. It describes the connection between the consumer demand for meat, dairy and eggs and the perpetuation of animal abuse. Others include Food, Inc., as well as numerous online videos such as Gary Yourofsky’s, The Best Speech You Will Ever Hear, Paul McCartney’s Glass Walls, Farm to Fridge, or Earthlings. These types of stories are told by animal rescuers, undercover investigators, veterinarians, and animal behaviorists — stories motivated by kindness and courage from individuals fighting to save the lives of factory-raised animals. Take some time to educate yourself in these matters.

Change can be affected by anyone. It just takes a commitment to do so, sometimes just one meal at a time.

Please consider vegetarianism.

Kimberly Miller

Fountain Hills

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