When most people sit down to eat a meal with meat, they rarely stop to think about what that means. To produce that beautiful pork chop, roast chicken, or filet mignon, an animal has to be raised from its first day on this earth to the final day of slaughter. As someone that eats meat, I have always thought it was important to understand and appreciate the sacrifice every animal makes for us to have them as part of our meal.
It is a noble pursuit for a farm to raise animals that have a healthy, happy, and humane life that ends with an ethical slaughter free of suffering. I believe if a person eats meat, they should be comfortable with understanding and seeing the slaughtering process. I had the opportunity to photograph a humane slaughter of two pigs, not for retail sale, which is shown below. The photos are graphic, but to me, represent the most humane method of slaughtering an animal.