CHEW ON THE STARK TRUTH
WHEN I read articles such as Doug Dickinson’s (“Final straw for our mutton and lamb industry”, Talking Point,
Mercury, October 26), I wonder when it was that we started “processing” animals rather than slaughtering them?
The slaughterhouse has become an abattoir or a meat processing facility. The outcomes for the animals are the same, only the wording has changed to protect the sensibilities of the customers.
Pre-packaged meat in the supermarket has come from a slaughterhouse — not a bland processing facility. Eat meat if you wish to, but face facts and tell it like it is.
Lilian Macdonald Eggs and Bacon Bay