Societies truly compassionate towards animals would not so readily accept the condemnation of sheep slaughter, which at least conforms to deeply held convictions, while accepting the proposed massacre of healthy cows on the basis of commercial pressure but equivocal scientific evidence about health hazards.
A compassionate society would not accept that the only reason for a cow to live is to yield a profit.
Professor of Epidemiology
and Public Health
The Medical School
University of Newcastle