From the March, 2002 issue of Touchstone
culture Our Food from God by Christopher Killheffer

Our Food from God

Factory Farms & the Culture of Death

by Christopher Killheffer

Now what is it moves our very hearts and sickens us so much at cruelty to poor brutes? . . . There is something so very dreadful, so satanic in tormenting those who have never harmed us, and who cannot defend themselves, who are utterly in our power, who have neither weapons of offence nor defence, that none but very hardened persons can endure the thought of it. . . . Think then, my brethren, of your feelings at cruelty practised on brute animals, and you will gain one sort of feeling which the history of Christ’s Cross and Passion ought to excite within you.1

Cardinal Newman, here in a Good Friday sermon, draws on a common and natural moral sense as a means o . . .


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