About 30 years ago, I (Shari Thomas) became aware of a woman who was “speaking for the animals”. She wasn’t an animal rights activist, and she wasn’t a farmer. She suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome a form of autism that enables her to use her energy in very positive ways, or more commonly, in less than stellar ways.
She was talking to the meat industry on behalf of the animals, not telling them to quit processing meat, but to make it more humane, to stop the suffering, and in turn, increase the quality of the final product. I was in the rabbit processing business, so I already understood what she was saying on behalf of the animals. We were really good a minimizing stress before slaughter, but in my opinion, did a lousy job of transporting our animals.
In my new life, I am one of the Four Country Gals.