KosherAndHumane.com is a new website/blog exploring the issues of "tzaar baalei hayyim and our kosher food chain." Here’s a sample of the writing:
Does Jewish law – which commands owners to
feed their animals before eating, and mandates humane treatment of
animals – support what appears to be barbaric cruelty? If it does not,
why are we eating these products, and why are rabbis endorsing them? … Does
human desire (note: I wrote "desire," not "need") automatically trump tzaar baalei hayyim law? …
Should we care about animal welfare? Or is the comfort of our stomachs more important than the laws of our Torah?