I see the "latest" OUTRAGE over "Animal Cruelty" is of a young man who recorded himself putting two kittens into a plastic bag, sealing them in, then using a Vacuum cleaner running in reverse to drain all air from the bag. He recorded them dying for others to watch and enjoy.
The Sun is no Wikipedia in terms of honest, impartial accuracy, I'm sure the event happened, although its reported of course in a highly inflammatory way, he's a "sicko", a "monster", building a "execution chamber", living in a "grotty" room, with a "bizarre" bed cover.
New Welfarist groups such as PETA promote Happy Meat, "we think its wrong to hurt and kill others, but you're too stupid to be treated as we'd like to be treated, you're too dumb to be Vegan, so uhhh, lets kill them this way, its a little better, its that made up word, "humane.""
Heres a PETA page, including video, for "Controlled Atmosphere Killing", of gassing Chickens to death:
"Since 2002, PETA has been urging major food retailers, such as McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Kroger, Safeway, and Wal-Mart, as well as the nation's largest poultry producers—including Butterball, Tyson, and Pilgrim's Pride—to switch from electric immobilization to controlled-atmosphere killing (CAK)."
"CAK removes oxygen from the birds' atmosphere while they are still in their transport crates. The birds are not "gassed" (i.e., asphyxiated); they die from lack of oxygen, or anoxia, which is a painless process."
How is this different to what one young man did to (I believe) two Kittens? We kill some 49 Billion Chickens each year, and this "CAK" is the new "humane" way to do it. Why the devil are "Animal Rights" groups promoting a NEW way to kill many tens of billions of animals, each and every year?
Its as easy to be Vegan as not, and its the least others deserve, not to be seen as a "it", or a "thing", but respected as our Friend.