I have a close friend who often helps me with my other animals when they are sick. (30 cats and 6 dogs). I mentioned to her my plan for "laying hens and meat birds". She said " thats animal cruelty". I was taken aback at first then said "well I used to work at Purdue and it will be less traumatizing than that." She said again "its animal cruelty". I REALLY dont get it. Does she know where the meat in the grocery store comes from? I really am still in shock. What do you say to a person like this without offending her? To add she is a vegetarian BUT she does cook meat for her DH and she does eat dairy.