In­hu­mane treat­ment is a hor­ror story

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Treat­ing an­i­mals hu­manely is good busi­ness (Feb. 14)

Was any­one else as hor­ri­fied and nau­se­ated read­ing how un­nec­es­sar­ily cruel the an­i­mals be­ing trans­ported to slaugh­ter are be­ing treated?

Af­ter watch­ing the Cowspiracy doc­u­men­tary, the en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact by graz­ing an­i­mals has turned me away from con­sum­ing meats. Yes I also al­ways felt com­pas­sion to­ward th­ese an­i­mals. But why do we al­low such cruel prac­tices, i.e. cat­tle be­ing trans­ported, no mat­ter what the tem­per­a­ture, and only be of­fered wa­ter ev­ery 52 hours.

The rules are be­ing changed, wa­ter will need to be of­fered ev­ery 36 hours. Why can we not adopt the much more hu­mane EU laws of ev­ery eight hours? We need to speak up about this be­hind the scene hor­ror story. Anna Miller, Hamil­ton

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