They love beef, before AND after.

Over bowls of beef stew in their home next to the slaughterhouse, Mary and Jim Rickert, general managers and partial owners, explain that they are serious about humane slaughter—their small, USDA-inspected abattoir onsite is a rarity in the business—because it’s just “common decency and good sense.” Still, they do sometimes get attached to the cattle and occasionally spare one they become too close to, keeping it as a pet. Mary shakes her shoulder-length brown hair when asked if she’d be participating in the slaughter of 21 of their cows tomorrow. “I don’t like to watch,” she says.

via Modern Farmer | This Is What Humane Slaughter Looks Like. Is It Good Enough?.