Earlier today, I stumbled upon an article written by The Onion called "We Raise All Our Beef Humanely On Open Pasture And Then We Hang Them Upside Down And Slash Their Throats".
As many of you may already know, The Onion is a satirical news organization that features many articles that comment on current events and problems - all from a satirical viewpoint. The article I have enclosed is written from the point-of-view of a farmer. This narrator touts that all of their cows are raised ethically and humanely; however, he then goes on to describe the process by which they go about killing the cows. Through satire, The Onion effectively shows that the idea of "humane slaughtering" is ridiculous because even though the cows may have been "treated to exceptional care" during their lifetime, at the end, they will still be killed. The Onion shows this by contrasting the farmer's rhetoric of how they humanely treat the animals, to the gross depiction of the actual slaughtering.
I hope everyone enjoys this humorous, yet thought-provoking, article. I would love to hear what all of you think!