NJ Court Rules Against so-called 'Humane Practices"

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Reinbeau, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

  2. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not so sure that was a victory.
     
  3. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    No we're supposed to ask you why.
     
  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds good on the surface, but if you get "city slickers" to rewrite the procedures, practices they might be very unrealistic. Laws that mean well tend to go too far.
     
  5. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I have to say it's the START of making it better for animals! I hope the "snowball" grows bigger and bigger as it rolls along. I'm 64 and haven't eaten veal since in my early 20's when I saw what they do to those poor calves. Haven't been able to get it out of my mind after all these years. I say keep at it!!!! Public awareness, that's the key. I wish they would show how these animals are kept on shows like 60 minutes, etc. How anybody could eat food from one of these mistreated animals after seeing it on TV is beyond me. Sorry. I'll get off my soap box.
     
  6. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is going to get locked soon
     
  7. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Be careful what you ask for...
    The next time you need to remove the spurs from one of your roosters, you may need to take it to a Vet and spend $100, because your "backyard" technique may not be considered humane...or how about when the "animal right" whackos convince the legislature that it is cruel and inhumane to raise day-old chicks in an artificial environment without their mothers or it is inhumane to ship day-old chicks in the mail for two-days. I'm sure everyone will be happy when you cannot order day-old chicks anymore. It is a slippery slope...[​IMG]
     
  8. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    I would have to agree with that opinion, Mayberry Saint.

    Of course everyone wants animals to have the least amount of suffering possible, but to have a blanket ruling about "common practices" can encompass a lot of things we don't want to lose the right to do. Like castration of our own pigs, administering our own injections, clipping milk teeth of piglets, removing spurs, even doing our own wound care, etc.

    As usual the government manages to miss the point entirely. Instead of targeting the most prevalent violators~ the factory farms~ they make a blanket ruling that could trickle down to the backyard growers. It seems to cover a lot of territory with its vague references and could mean a lot of restrictions for us folks as well.
     
  9. ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr

    ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree, with both veal and fois gras...NOT FOR ME!! I have seen how both of those are "created" I am happy they have passed these...one small step for stopping factory faarms!!
     
  10. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

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    It's never a total victory, but it's a small step in the right direction. Please...these things take time, and can't we at least enjoy a little bit of something good instead of it being a bad thing all the time. yes I know it's bad most of the time, but let us enjoy a little bit of a good thing going towards a better thing, eventually.
     

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