Tonight on the news was a report on animal cruelty at a huge pig operation in the panhandle. These poor huge pigs were in cages so small they could never turn around. I won't describe anything else. You don't want to know. Not long ago there was a report on animal cruelty at a cattle feed yard. It was not pretty. I don't eat a lot of meat anyway so I am thinking I might become a vegetarian. I believe God created animals for us to eat but I do not believe the Lord created them to live in conditions that are just disgusting. I wish I lived in a world where animals could live as intended, outside, and without hormones, etc. I wish I could grow the vegetables I want to eat. Having over 50 days of 100+ temperatures last summer, and the worst drought since records have been kept, and the wind, and the lake and aquifers beginning to dry up that supply our water for the panhandle just ruined my plans for growing much of my own food. How on earth did the pioneers do it???