I should note, my family are meat eaters. I do understand that there are many out there who are not, and therefore, if my family did not eat meat, I would still state we would use guns. If we eventually have our goal of a small family farm, our goal would be to be as close to self sufficent as possible. If we require milk, we will either have a cow or goats. My argument on being able to put them down in a quick and humaine manner still stands.