I actually used to be a PETA member and thought the basics of what they were trying to do was great. I think animals, all animals even the ones that are meant to be on our dinner table should be treated with respect and given some empathy as well as ethical treatment.
I don't have a problem with eating meat. I was for a few years, a vegetarian. I eat meat now and I won't apologize for it. If I lived in a place where I could go outside my door and hunt my own food, I would do so, But I live in the city and all I'm going to find here are pigeons.
I do however something needs to be done about how we treat the animals we slaughter for food. They are mistreated, hurt, and suffer unbelievably.
I recently watched a video on youtube about how the chicken farmers kill baby male chickens because males don't lay egggs. They are thrown right into a grinder and ground alive. It's not right. Being held together so that the chickens, cows, pigs..ect get hurt, trampled, get broken legs ect. And no one cares because they are going to be killed anyway.
This is what I have a problem with, the mistreatment of animals has to be stopped. I think the farmers need to ahve stricter laws as to how they can treat and handle the animals. Right now they can pretty much do whatever they want to and they don't get in trouble for it.