The Dilemma of an Empathetic Omnivore

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To some, animal agriculture is no more than the exploitation of innocent lives, often likened to human slavery, rape and torture. The animals didn’t ask to be confined to cages, separated from their mothers or artificially inseminated, opponents argue. Thus, humans should take on a vegan diet, void of any animal products or by-products. Instead, it’s plants humans should “exploit.” Okay, I talk a tough game, but I get it. I can’t put animals down, and have a hard time seeing an animal shot. Likewise, it’s difficult for me to snip leaves off of my indoor basil, cut a tree for lumber, or…

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