Allot has happened since I came out with my original article supporting Urban Adamah and my follow up post tempering some of those words. This week the 15 hens in question were slaughtered in an unadvertised class that took place on the Berkley area farm. I'm personally glad to see that Urban Adamah was able to conduct their slaughter in peace and that the incident is finally coming to a close. I hope that the activists who have given so much energy to this fruitless pursuit that will find a better way to help animals in the future. While the protesters ultimately failed to force their will on Urban Adamah they did do people the disservice of ensuring that the farm will likely never be able to provide public slaughter education again. Education is of the utmost importance in improving our relationship with animals and changing the agricultural system and I am utterly saddened that the misguided protesters have taken this opportunity away from people. Now.... I think I've said enough on the matter so here are a few good articles and opinion pieces that have come out since last week.
In private, Urban Adamah slaughters 15 chickens at center of ethical battle
This is the J Weekly article describing the latest, and hopefully last, chapter in the controversy.
click here to read the article....
Vegetarians ready to dialogue on ‘humane’ meat practices
JVNA executive director Jeffrey Cohan's responds to my op-ed in the J weekly. While I disagree with much of what is said it is a well written and respectful piece and I encourage people to read it in order to get his perspective on the matter.
click here to read the piece....
Conscientious meat eating isn’t an oxymoron
A really great op-ed by a Rabbi, a friend and a fellow Greenberg about the ethics of meat eating in relation to the Urban Adamah controversy.
click here to read more.....
Lastly I have a request to all of my awesome readers. It seems that mostly anti-semites have been giving my video a thumbs down on Youtube and have eroded my 4 to 1 positive rating so much that I now have more downs than ups. If people could go to Youtube and give the video a thumbs up it would be much appreciated. Also, stay tuned because I am currently producing a new set of videos that will truly revolutionize the way the world views kosher slaughter.
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