A Christian Perspective on Organic Dairy Farming and Positive Child Labor (Video)


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"If you take a 5 year old and ask him to hold the other end of a wrench, you'll make his day. It may be at my expense, but if I can carry that then he'll benefit from it."

From retiring dairy cows to asking whether vegetarianism makes you a jerk, The Perennial Plate has contributed greatly to discussion about the rights and wrongs of animals in agriculture. Here we see Daniel and Mirra visit a family-run Ohio dairy farm for a Christian perspective on everything from farming to organics to the importance of positive child labor.

The Perennial Plate Episode 74: God's Country from Daniel Klein on Vimeo.

I'll be honest, I am not a religious man—and often find myself at odds with people of faith. But that most usually relates to when religion is used to tell other people how to live their lives. Invariably, when I meet religious people more interested in living out their beliefs than dictating to others, I am both moved and inspired.

Environmentalism is not a religion. But as Matt demonstrated in his excellent recent series on what world faiths have to say about stewardship of the Earth, religion can have a lot of valuable things to say about care for our environment. The Stoller family are living proof of that.

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