I want to be actively aware and pursuant of diligent stewardship of the resources we have been granted. Our current industrial animal production leaves much to be desired in respect to stewardship and responsible land and water management. This is why I maintain an innate desire to cultivate honest utility and stewardship in both the personal and professional. Butchering is a pragmatic way in which I honor those ideals, and begin to move from being a consumer to a contributor and steward. It is a way to create something true through contributing a tactile good for myself and my community while simultaneously being an active proponent of sustainable land and water management.