One Vegan’s Account of a Cattle Feedlot

Excerpt from an article by the Center for Consumer Freedom:

Dietitian Ryan Andrews, who doesn’t eat meat, decided to find out for himself how beef cattle are “finished” prior to slaughter.

He had heard consistently that feedlots were “horrible, dismal places where thousands of sick cows are crammed in tiny pens, being force-fed corn while standing in steaming piles of their own feces.” But after his visit, Andrews walked away impressed and with a new perspective :

I was tired of talking about, reading about, and hearing about feedlots. Especially when many of the accounts were from people who had never been to a feedlot in their lives. So, when I was given this sort of rare access, I jumped at the chance to check one out for myself.

And, I have to say it. If my experience at Magnum is representative of other cattle farms, all those accounts of the dismal, depressing, disastrous cattle conditions seem to be exaggerated….[I]f I did eat meat, my visit to Magnum would have made me feel great about eating non-organic, non-grass-fed beef. Seriously. I can’t imagine the quality of meat would be substantially better with organic and grass-fed. Nor can I imagine the living conditions would be substantially better for the cattle.

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