The videos I've seen of the downer cattle in the most recent beef recall literally made me sick.
I love me some beef from time to time, and I have no moral dilemma hunting wild game; I'm a meat eater. So the rage I feel has nothing to do with the actual slaughtering of animals - it comes from the decency I expect of other human beings to treat their prey with dignity and compassion.
When I hunt dove, I always aim to kill (what hunter doesn't, I suppose?). There's nothing I hate more than having to put the bird out of its misery once I walk up on it. However, I've had to from time to time, and as much as I hate it, it's an act of kindness - why let it suffer?
But what these shit for brains did to these cattle, in my opinion, earns them an automatic one-way ticket to hell. And they should die by way of the way these cattle did - with pain, suffering, and pure misery.
Not to mention the fact that all that beef was wasted.
Maybe if we all lived a little more like Ted Nugent, this wouldn't even be an issue.