We had the opportunity to give WHYY/NPR affiliate reporter, Paige Pfleger, a look into our slaughter operation. We thank her for letting us tell our story. For Jon and me, the humane slaughter of our livestock has always been one the most important aspects of raising animals. We take it seriously and have worked hard to make it calm, quiet and quick for the animals. We created our pens and chutes using Temple Grandin’s model to reduce stress. The animals are not pacing and frantic as they wait in the pen – rather, they are calm and often snoozing. Anyhow, give a listen.
We understand not everyone feels the same way about slaughtering animals, raising livestock and eating meat. However, we are a diverse country with a majority of citizens who eat meat. Until that’s no longer the case, we want to raise livestock in the best way we can, start to finish.
Thank you WHYY, and NPR’s ‘The Salt’ for picking up this story.
You can read the story here.