Ethical Meat Producing companies. May 17, 2005 5:13 PM
Since so many of us seem to have a concern about making sure that our meat products are ethically produced, I thought it might be nice to have a list of companies whose meats are ethically raised and marketed.THe first one I found as I was searching was in the UK..
Heres what they have to say about their methods "Richard Guy and Gilly Metherell, combined their ethical beliefs and
farming expertise by setting up The Real Meat Company that they run
from their property where the Farm is being filmed.
The company is dedicated to producing the safest, kindest meat available.
"The Real Meat Company was set up by people who believe meat can
be produced in a caring, compassionate way - for those who want the
best or not at all," says Richard.
Would anyone else like to add one, so that we have a running list? Blessings.. Robbi.
http://www.animalcompassionfoundation.org/ May 18, 2005 8:32 PM
The Animal Compassion Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life of farm animals through educational services and research aimed at assisting ranchers and meat producers around the world to achieve a higher standard of animal welfare excellence.
This has some good information Mark May 28, 2005 12:38 PM
Thank you very much for posting it..
It seems a lot more difficult to find good companies here than itdoes in other countries.. I would think that would not be the case, but it is.. STill digging to see what I am able to find closer to my area. THis is the largest beef producing state, yet I find minimal information on ethical farming.. I can honestly say I've never seen animals abused or mistreated here, they usually have miles to roam and are not confined to small areas, which isn't to sy that it doesn't happen. I would think thate would be some information on ethical beef producing, especially in this area..even if only a brag page.
If it seems hard to find/locate an ethical meat co. on the list, a good way to go is kosher.....as per their "rules", an animal cannot be treated or killed in any type of painful manner (plus they are much pickier after the fact checking for diseases, much more than U.S.D.A.---no kosher foods have ever had a problem w/ e.-coli, etc.)
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hello.. i wonder about kosher meats gary null (garynull.com) is a vegan against meat.. even though my family eats meat i still listen to him but he had a program talking about how kosher meat is still a painful process.. he described it ect.. and then asked.. would you like your family pet going through that? it didnt sound very painless ... but this was his view so I don't know what to believe.
I see on the list in one of the posts that meat sold at Whole Foods /Fresh Fields is certified humane.. I guess I still wonder.. I wish descriptions were given of how they kill them.. Ive gone to the coleman beefs website and they dont go into any detail
Im in VA and am willing to order online .. if anyone knows a good place that I can order from that would be lovely... I wrote to the Real Meat company in the UK to see if they do any U.S. orders.. will see.. although Im sure it will be super pricey if they do...
Id also be willing to visit farms in my area to purchase meat.. like make a monthly trip to the country and stock up...
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I notice Laura's lean meats does not explain how they are ethical and I also noticed they corn feed the cattle making the beef not much different than any other meat (except 2x more expensive) I am so glad i know 3 local pastured beef producer and that they can supply my need year round.
FYI all cattle are pastured up until the final 1 to 3 months in a feedlot and the description i just read about Laura's Lean beef leads me to believe the do put their cattle in a feed lot before slaughter.
Best to buy local or certified organic (which Laura's is not meaning the cows likely are fed GMO feed)
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eatwild.com is an Excellent source for finding family farms and farmers who are serious about providing true, natural products locally. It is a must for anyone serious about finding responsible agriculture. We use many of the farmers listed for our area and they are all wonderful! Go check it out! And have a great day!
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