Time to Treat the Animals We Eat With Respect

August 1, 2011 | CUNY Lecture Series, LaGuardia Community College

Humane treatment of animals, including those raised solely for slaughter, has been the lifelong pursuit of Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Speaking with students at LaGuardia Community College about animal welfare issues, Grandin recalled standing on a catwalk in the middle of a stockyard 20 years ago and thinking, “We brought these cattle to life, we should at least treat them right.” Her life and her work designing livestock handling facilities became the subject of the HBO movie “Temple Grandin,” winner of five Emmy awards in 2010. Grandin, who is autistic, has also been a longtime advocate for people with autism.
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