I know that some just wiggle their way into your hearts and you couldn't bear to do away with them. My pet chicken, Lizzie, is an example of that. But the others, well, they are chickens. I love on them, talk to them, give them treats, and they lay beautiful eggs for me. If they stop laying, should I continue to feed them until they die? Could I eat them? We will have to wait and see on that one.
But a steer and pigs, what else do you do with them? Several of you asked me specifically about the piglets. And the answer is yes, we intend to eat them. (Sorry, Rachel, I hope you'll forgive me and still follow my blog.)
We have decide to adopt this attitude for our livestock animals:
- Give them a better life than they would have anywhere else
- Grow healthy animals for healthy food
- Understand and appreciate the sacrifice animals make
- And lastly be thankful that we had the opportunity to raise them