I was reading another blog, and the author was promoting the idea of having animals live a "natural" life -- which to that author means to allow the animal to die if it gets sick. They went on at length about this, and said that they'd lost more than a thousand chickens and turkeys while they came up with a flock that doesn't have any disease.
Is that a choice that you would make? Would you feel comfortable with a farm that did that? Buy their products, for instance?
Would your opinion change if you could vaccinate the flock and not have any incidence of that disease?
Would it change if it was something other than poultry? Sheep, goats, pigs, cows?
The author claims to be open to different opinions; says that, but never actually allows them. Since there's no discussion there, I'm interested in hearing your opinion here.
4 weeks ago