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glorfon
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I'd recomend 1 or 2 cows and maybe around 10 chikens.  Though I think they should be free range.  The big issue with animal husbandry is who'll do the work?  I'm fine with the chickens.  I think I could kill a chicken without remorse.  But as far as the cows.  Slaughtering and butchering a cow would take multiple people and quite a bit of work.  I've milked a goat before and I think I could milk a cow if need be.
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UnMeilleurReve
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I think we would be better off harvesting eggs rather than killing chickens. You know, efficiency and all that.
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Selkie
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Raising animals is okay, as long as we're humane, but raising animals only to slaughter them will just drive me nuts and is cruel imo. We can hunt. If your gonna eat the meat, you work for it!  Very Happy

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glorfon
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Lereveur, I didn't mean that we'd raise them just to for meat but eventually they'll get old and stop laying eggs (or producing milk in the case of cows)
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Selkie
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I dont want us killing animals because they no longer serve us a purpose  Sad

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Well, the cow will need killing eventually, when they grwo sick or too old. I'm fine with killing them myself if need be but we don't have to, we can bring the cow to the butcher who does it himself in exchange for part of the meat (I doubt we could eat a whole cow before some of the meat goes bad anyway)
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Selkie
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Poor little guy. Why can't we just let him die naturally?

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that would spoil the meat, which is wasteful.
A single cow can provide a lot of food once you think about it.

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Selkie
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I really don't like where we're headed, raising animals to kill. I'm alright with hunting but beyond that...

I guess if you're raising a cow for milk, thats fine, but then you end up having to kill it, which I dont really like. I guess if we just have /one/ cow that we do this with, thats fine, but we're also talking about chickens...

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UnMeilleurReve
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Selkie: We're dealing with conflicting moral codes here, and I think the best way to go about this would be taking advantage of freedom of association. If you don't want to, you can totally abstain from any involvement with the animals. I feel the same way as you do, and I'm sure Christie (tuffenough) feels the same way as well. However, they do have a point when it comes to nutrition and waste in regards to the animals, as inhumane or cold as we may see it to be. I think this is entirely subjective, when you come down to it, and relies totally upon the question of whether you empathize with the animal or not.

Also, there's always the chance that they'll become attached to the animals and won't be able to kill and butcher them. Wink


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