Is it cruel to make omnivores watch or even participate in animal slaughter?
My wife is of the opinion (and I agree) that if you are going to eat meat then you should know first hand how that meat gets to your table. She is a vegetarian, I am not. Today's society is so disconnected with the food they consume that it's easy to forget to be thankful or respectful of the fact that a life was taken to fill the dinner table.
We believe that if you are going to consume meat, especially in the quantities most people do today, that you should see what happens to that animal and then make the decision as to how much and what kind of meat you consume. I think it would cause a lot of people to reevaluate what they consume especially from places whose slaughter practices are questionable. I understand that it makes a lot of people uncomfortable to associate dinner with living, breathing creatures, but in doing so, I would hope a certain amount of respect and gratuity would return to our dinner tables.