J Morris Hicks

J Morris Hicks

Posted November 9, 2012

Published in Animals

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Animal suffering. An oft-forgotten consequence of our food choices.

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Out of sight---out of mind

After close to 700 consecutive daily blogs, I have written about the needless suffering of animals 27 times. But lately, I have been writing mainly about sustainability issues and the need for corporate CEOs to take the lead when it comes to leading America away from our unhealthy, wasteful, harmful and barbaric western diet-style.

The primary motivation for those corporate CEOs will be to save money on healthcare; thereby improving the profitability of their enterprises.

But with every one of their employees that adopts a health-promoting plant-based diet, the lives of thirty farm animals will be saved. Thirty animals that will not have to live their entire lives in agony---only to face a brutal death at the end.

And, don't kid yourself, we're not just talking about the "meat" animals like pigs and cows. We're also talking about the egg and milk producers---the ones that many vegetarians don't think have to suffer. They might change their mind after watching what "retirement" is like for dairy cows who've spent their entire lives making milk, cheese, yogurt and ice-cream for human consumption. Click here to continue reading this article...

Blogging daily at the seaside village of Stonington, Connecticut – Be well and have a great day.

—J. Morris Hicks, board member, T. Colin Campbell Foundation