A lamb lies abandoned by its mother in a field at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Neb., in May 2014. The center has made agricultural achievements for the growing population of consumers, but those marks have come at a steep cost to the welfare of the animals involved.
A lamb lies abandoned by its mother in a field at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Neb., in May 2014. The center has made agricultural achievements for the growing population of consumers, but those marks have come at a steep cost to the welfare of the animals involved. Michael Moss New York Times file
A lamb lies abandoned by its mother in a field at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Neb., in May 2014. The center has made agricultural achievements for the growing population of consumers, but those marks have come at a steep cost to the welfare of the animals involved. Michael Moss New York Times file

A subsidy for meat we can no longer stomach

January 22, 2015 04:00 PM

UPDATED January 23, 2015 12:00 AM

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