Our discussion revolved around pigs. A family member that is vegetarian expressed an interest in ‘saving’ all animals from slaughter. It sounds very noble to not want to kill farm animals for food. It is a hard, dirty business to be sure. The problem is it is not practical.
Twice a day, everyday of the year regardless of weather or personal inclination, livestock needs tending to. These are the realities of having animals be them house pets or farm animals.
But consider these ideas. Our society is transient. How many of us live in the same home our parents lived in, or even the one we grew up in ourselves? How many hours are you away from home everyday? How often do you travel? How long are you gone when you do travel? Do you have a summer home separate from your winter home? How about a summer cabin? Summer vacation?
So, who is going to feed the pigs? Day after day, year after year for all their long lives? And that is just pigs.
Yes, it is hard sending our cattle off to slaughter. I was thanked by a man recently for raising cattle for beef. He said that because he recognizes the fact that if cattle are not used for beef, they would be extinct! Because—who is going to feed the ‘pigs’?
7 thoughts on “Who is going to Feed the Pigs?”
I don’t know how you do it! It’s not an easy job… Thank you!
Awww, thank you, Nancy. Well, it’s what I love. It’s always easier doing a job one loves, yes? 🙂
It sure is hard, but it’s better than factory farming and mistreatment!
Great pics too!!
Yes, indeed it is. Thank you, I appreciate the feed back. 🙂
You are amazing! I could never get up as early as I am sure you do!
Oh, haha! I’m used to it. I especially love the early morning before sunrise. It’s my precious quiet time with The Lord. There is something special about greeting a brand new day. And coffee helps! 😂 Thank you for stopping by and reading.
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