I don’t give a fuck about animal welfare. Honestly, who really cares how well cows and chickens are treated before they are decapitated, electrocuted, gutted and eaten? How much does it matter that they had a jolly time running around a field if one day they’re going to have their throats slit for the sake of dinner? What is the point in worrying about the welfare of animals when they’re going to end up on a plate or in a take-away box anyway?
Isn’t death the ultimate ‘oops!’ when talking about welfare? Hey, we made sure those homeless people had a warm bed and some hearty soup before we put them back onto the streets…to die. Oops! Hey, at least that molested kid had an afternoon in the park before they died of internal injuries. Oops! Isn’t it great that those chickens got to scratch around in the out of doors (or ride a fucking quad bike?!) while their babies are chucked into grinders and before we slaughter the ones past egg laying age! Oops…
Who can argue for animal welfare? If animals deserve a good quality of life, don’t they also deserve to stay alive? If animals are our property, tools for us to use as we see fit, they why does it matter if animals we are going to slaughter have a ‘good quality of life’ before we remove that life from them? If arguing for animal welfare, when does it become okay to stop providing a good quality of life for an animal and slaughter it instead? What is the time frame on animal welfare?