Humane on the Range
Many thanks to National Review and Matthew Scully for his excellent article, “Pro-Life, Pro-Animal” (November 25). Our working cattle ranch produces grass-fed beef and operates humanely in affiliation with Animal Welfare Approved. We work under the assumption that what is good for the animals, from chickens to cows, is good for us as stewards of them. We are rewarded with a pleasant life among animals that experience a minimum of pain and violence and thus exhibit a minimum of fear and conflict. The beef and eggs are excellent; they would not be improved by abusing the creatures that produce them.
A good person has a natural inclination to minimize the suffering of fellow human beings and the animals we call pets. As Mr. Scully points out, it is most natural that this mercy should extend to the creatures that feed us as well as those that serve us.