This is my first post so hello everyone, thanks for helping in my quest for a Catholic Answer.
My husband and I recently purchased a white tail deer game preserve and hunting ranch. I’m a bit uncomfortable with how the breeding works. I’m told that most farm animal breeding is done by way of artificial insemination today. The part that bothers me the most is that the buck is fondled by humans in order to collect the semen. The goal in all of this is to grow bucks with the biggest, nicest racks. So, here is the question: Is it ethical from a Church perspective to collect semen from animals in this way? Is artificial insemination of animals o.k? Those in the business say that since the animals don’t have souls and because God put man at the top, it is o.k. And, if not, help me understand why the Church hasn’t been more vocal since this is apparently widely practiced.
All For Jesus