Notes: This is literally a red meat issue. Humans are always going to eat animals, but mistreating them before slaughter isn't necessary. After pressure from animal rights groups, McDonald's and Burger King are having research done on how to best keep animals in that period between sale and slaughter. There may be the use of gas to produce sleep, then death. The way the market can pressure slaughter houses to treat animals humanely is to refuse to buy meat from those who don't. 06.29.03