Zenbabe's right. That's why they call it the "food chain". Frieda's comments also reflect my sentiments. I had horses in my day, but I'd never eat horsemeat, and I'm not fond of venison.
It's all cultural. In Aisa they make good use of a source of protein, I'd NEVER consider: bugs. Auwgghhhh!
Animals have no conception of death. If we are humane in sacrificing them for our benefit and treat them well while they're alive, I can't see any problem with the current program.
I just bought some chicken at a local co-op and I'll let y'all know if the "free range" tastes any different.