Ethical Meating is a blog for carnivores (okay, omnivores) who are also animal lovers and want to know the meat we eat lived happy lives and were slaughtered humanely.
However, it is tough to know whether or not our meat was raised ethically. Organic, free range, and grass-fed descriptors have lost their meaning because it seems no one is holding these companies accountable! Does this “local farmer” who says his chickens roam around outside actually let them do that? It is nearly impossible for the lay consumer to know. We simply have to take their word for it.
Not anymore! Ethical Meating is here to help you discover which local farmers to trust.
My name is Kat Firestone. I am an animal lover and a meat-eater. In this blog, I document my visits to local farms, where I make sure they ethically treat their animals and find out where they sell their meat (which grocery stores and which restaurants). Then I report back to you so you can shop and eat ethically too!
I am looking for farms that provide their animals with the Five Freedoms:
- Freedom from Hunger and Thirst,
- Freedom from Discomfort,
- Freedom from Pain, Injury, and Disease,
- Freedom to Express Natural Behavior, and
- Freedom from Fear and Distress.
What is my motive? To be an ethical human being. I found that I can no longer stand by and eat meat that may have been treated horrifically. I hope you will join me and support the farms I visit!