My brother-in-law is on a new kick about not eating certain kinds of meat because of the way the "meat industry" can sometimes cruelly treat farm animals. His newfound convictions sometimes come up in conversation, but I haven't been able to really bring up any good points. One avenue I've been mulling over is to draw an application from the Corinthian church who were letting the buying of meat that had possibly been offered to idols hurt their conscience. Paul basically says, "don't ask, don't tell" about whether the meat that a Christian was buying had been offered or not, and not to let it bother them. Of course, the reason was that idols really aren't gods, so we know that offerings to them didn't "taint" the meat at all, so I'm not sure how far this could apply in the "ethical treatment" arena. Anybody have any ideas, or websites with information that counters the mostly one-sided body of "facts" that support this view?