Nicolette Hahn Niman writes in the New York Times:
As a cattle rancher, I am comfortable raising animals for human consumption, but they should not be made to suffer. Because we ask the ultimate sacrifice of these creatures, it is incumbent on us to ensure that they have decent lives.
Ah, such compassion. It’s okay to slaughter them and eat them, but while they’re alive, keep them comfortable. Give that pig a cushion, someone. Make some iced tea for the chicken. We’re going to ask them for the ultimate sacrifice, let’s hope they say yes.