As far as butchers being “monsters”. Well dad-gummit, yeah, guilty as charged. Them, I mean. And me, for calling them out.
The meat industry has continually shocked me over the past few years, for their unnecessary and entirely regrettable mistreatment of the poor devils that are destined for slaughter. It’s not those last few seconds I object to; it’s the thousands of seconds of misery ahead of it. As usual, the bottom-line reason is greed. It would cost a little more to avoid cruelty, so they don’t bother.