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Brandon Becker 
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Re: “The snake, he dead

So you killed the snake because he was stealing the chickens' eggs just like you were stealing the chickens' eggs? At least the snake was eating for survival. Expect another snake to take this one's place.

This reminds me of how ranchers kill wolves who kill cows that ranchers want to kill. Wild animals are the "collateral damage" of the inherently violent industry of animal "farming."

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Posted by Brandon Becker on 08/20/2014 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Good news for the goats and Prodigal Farm

Donate $125 or more and you get to name a baby goat and look at his picture each day while you eat cheese made from milk stolen from his mother that should go to feed him. I wonder if this is included in the $500 donation price so that you can have him or his mom slaughtered for their flesh, too?
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#11 [GOAT LOVE] -- Name one of the baby goats born this year (you'll need to pick a name beginning with "h"). Remember your little friend every day with a digital picture of your namesake, a beautiful stoneware mug crafted by artisan Evelyn Ward. You'll also receive a 4 oz. tub of Prodigal Farm chevre in the flavor of your choice. For pickup at one of our farmers' market locations in Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill, or at one of our open farm days.
Estimated delivery: May 2014
Pledge $125 or more
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Posted by Brandon Becker on 05/14/2014 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Good news for the goats and Prodigal Farm

How is this good news for the goats? It simply means more goats will be enslaved for their milk and slaughtered for their flesh.

To illustrate this false and sociopathic idea of "animal welfare", look what you get if you donate $500 or more to Prodigal Farm in the Kickstarter campaign:
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#17 [GOAT GOURMET] -- One whole goat, custom processed to your specifications (we're happy to consult), providing many delicious meals of pastured, Animal Welfare Approved goat meat from Prodigal Farm. You'll receive approximately 50 pounds of meat (fresh or frozen, as you wish), and a compendium of recipes to provide both easy and elegant meal inspirations. For pickup at one of our farmers' market locations in Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill or delivery to your home in the urban Triangle.
Estimated delivery: Jul 2014
Pledge $500 or more
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Posted by Brandon Becker on 05/14/2014 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Back talk

Lisa, why did you choose to publish Victoria Hart's (edited) comment in the newspaper, which was primarily about the author of the article (you), rather than overwhelming number of comments which were critical of the content of the article? I would think it to be much more informative to publish one of the many other comments on the article which gave a fuller picture of Prodigal Farm, detailing how the business of exploiting goats for their milk and slaughtering them for their flesh causes unnecessary suffering and death.

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Posted by Brandon Becker on 04/03/2014 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Prodigal Farm is growing, along with its humanely raised herd

Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary tells the truth in their booklet:
"Humane Animal Farming? Take A Closer Look"
http://www.peacefulprairie.org/humane-myth…

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Posted by Brandon Becker on 03/27/2014 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Prodigal Farm is growing, along with its humanely raised herd

Lisa, what is your definition of "harm"? Surely harm includes being held in captivity (loss of freedom), taken away from your family (loss of family bonding), and being slaughtered for food (loss of life). Even worse, all this harm is unnecessary as humans have no nutritional need for consuming animal products (the latest science shows that not only are they unnecessary, they are harmful for human health - see www.NutritionFacts.org).

I appreciate that Indy Week runs articles such as this one critically examining the "happy meat" industry a year and a half ago: http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/new-doc-a…

Knowing that you wrote the great movie review linked above, it's really saddening to see you also wrote this article promoting Prodigal Farm - a commercial operation, not a sanctuary. With knowledge comes responsibility and I would expect to see something different from those who know the truth about animal exploitation.

19 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Brandon Becker on 03/27/2014 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Prodigal Farm is growing, along with its humanely raised herd

You were once a baby. How would you like if someone took you away from your mother, then pumped the milk from your mom's breasts to sell for someone else consumption? You'd also be legally owned, held in captivity, and slaughtered. If you are male, you would be slaughtered soon after birth; if female, slaughtered after your "productivity" producing milk declines to an uneconomic level. Goats, like humans, are mammals and only make milk due to pregnancy. Captivity, reproductive manipulation, and slaughter are integral parts of this system. Plants, unlike animals, have no nervous system, no sense of pain, no "self" to care what happens to them.

20 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Brandon Becker on 03/27/2014 at 11:01 AM

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