bazt, I agree.
Animals in the wild typically die horrible deaths through being eaten unless they are a top level predator. I have posted links to videos I became aware of through www.freetheanimal.com showing, for instance, lions attacking a urdu, chimps attacking a monkey, both victims becoming dinner while still alive. But our slaughterhouses are inhumane?
Typically, the cow will be stunned by an air driven hammer. BANG! No more consciousness. Then lifted by the hind legs and the throat slit. Slitting the throat is the Kosher way, and used throughout the world for slaughter.
Now, would you rather by conscious or unconscious when they slit your throat?