This (sort of) reminds me of that precipitous moment when I realized just how much was going into getting me a cheap hamburger. I knew it was made from dead cow, but I had this mental image of just one cow — you know, that old picture you got in elementary school of one cow, kept at grass, with lots of space and love. You don’t picture how many cows died, and what they went through beforehand, until someone grabs your head and shows you and you see it. I’d like to see what would happen if McDonald’s put out that commercial.
I found this little gif interesting. Is this humane slaughter? It’s certainly extremely efficient.
Research to find the cartoon’s title tells me that this animation comes from an episode called “I Eats My Spinach”, which involves Popeye briefly engaging in a bullfight, with the ending pictured above. However, the same research also leads to a synopsis of an episode called “Bulldozing the Bull” where Popeye refuses to attend a bullfight on ethical grounds — “It’s cruelty to aminals” — and later befriends the bull.
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I have more than twenty years' experience working with animals, and have always thought them worthy of consideration and respect. Imagine, then, my surprise when introduced to the field of animal research. From there I investigated meat production and other large-scale animal production processes. It's a scary world out there.