Letter: Humane Society is inconsistentI have been following the back and forth between the Humane Society of the U.S. and pork producers with a certain detached interest.
By: Mike Bogle, Windom, Worthington Daily Globe
I have been following the back and forth between the Humane Society of the U.S. and pork producers with a certain detached interest.
I have known a few producers through the years and none were sadistic. Years ago, I worked on a hog farm. I didn’t like to see sows in crates, but they did not stay there long and did not seem over-stressed by it. It saved a lot of baby pigs. I now work part-time on a turkey farm. They get a little crowded toward shipping time, but again seem more or less contented.
The Hunane Society tends to anthropomorphize animals that the Bible clearly teaches can be eaten after the flood. I’ve never met a turkey that was interested in knowing me.
Companion animals, on the other hand (called unclean), tend to have more personality and I believe will possibly share heaven with us. They are still not on the same level as humans, as Melvin DeBoer pointed out in his letter, “Read the Bible: We Are Not Animals.”
I personally do not eat pork, but do not look down on those who do. As a driver, I know without careful attention it’s easy to go into the ditch. I believe the Humane Society has good intentions and does much good work, but have gotten in the ditch on this issue. What troubles me most is their unwillingness to take a position on abortion, a known source of extreme pain for an unborn child and by far the leading cause of infant mortality.