Moreover, they are committed to improving the lives of people. Today’s production practices mean that meat is high-quality, readily available and affordable to everyone, a concept that would have been unfathomable to previous generations. Today, even during these difficult economic times, meat is affordable to all. Their lives are better, and their standard of living increases.
It all boils down to choice. Animal rights activists seek to limit the choice of people by equating the rights of animals to those of humans. If animal rights extremists were to get their way and end both beneficial medical animal research and meat consumption, the quality of human life on our planet would surely plummet.
Rats, pigs and dogs are not human. While farmers and ranchers understand their moral duty to provide farm animals humane care, they also answer to a similar high calling to produce animal-based food for their fellow man.
Source: American Farm Bureau Federation