Last fall, I did a workshop at the Wolfond Centre Hillel at the University of Toronto. My objective was to get students to think about where their food comes from. There were a few vegetarians in the room, but it was primarily filled with meat eaters. When I talked about the horrible abuses and torturous conditions of factory farms, I was met with a lot of this,
“Well, that’s really bad, but, I’m kosher so… the animals have been killed humanely.”
If you are kosher and you think the meat on your plate has been ethically raised/ treated/ killed, think again.
You can also check out this video that my friends over at The Shamayim V’Aretz Institute put together.
Also, one of my favourite authors, Jonathan Safran Foer narrated a documentary some years ago about the kosher meat industry. Watch the trailer below.
People don’t like to know about or watch the suffering of animals because it’s uncomfortable and upsetting. Yet, it is also the truth.
The real question is, once we open our eyes and realize what is taking place, what are we going to do about it? Stand idly by or take action. Please consider sharing this and starting a discussion with those around you.