FAMILY BUSINESS

Tommy Rowland and a customer field my questions about using animals for food.

Tommy Rowland and a customer field my questions about using animals for food.

I came across Tucker Slaughter House by way of a small road sign in Durant, Oklahoma. Owned by Tommy Rowland, this business has been in his family for three generations. When I entered I was greeted by a friendly invitation to tour the place just as soon as Tommy helped the customers who were buying meat in his front room. I had a chance to talk with one of the customers while we waited and then Tommy took me on the tour and I was able to ask him about his feelings about killing animals and the idea of alternatives to eating meat. No live animals were present or being killed during my visit, and other than images of animal bodies in the freezers there is no graphic content in this feature.

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