posted on Aug, 24 2007 @ 12:07 PM
I saw a similar documentary a few years ago about how animals are treated, and for me, this was an awful sight.
I didn't, however, give up eating meat - although I eat it a lot less than I used to.
What I did, was only buy organic, free range meat from a reputable local butcher who used local meat - he's awesome and is quite happy to tell you
which farms he gets the meat from - you can even go and have a look at the conditions if you want to go that far.
I know not everybody has this option, but free range, organic meat is available nearly everywhere.
If you buy meat from a supermarket, ask where it's from.
If you buy chicken, check the knee's - if they are bruised or dark don't buy it.
Fish has it's own problems in some countries, due to pollution in the oceans - best advice is to eat it sparingly, same as meat.
Try and find cheese that doesn't contain rennet.
And most important, never ever buy processed meat - it's mostly reconstituted - which means this:
In the slaughterhouse, when all the good cuts have come off, they use high power hoses to get the rest of the meat off the carcass, this meat is
collected, along with minced up offcuts (ears, eyes, genitals, tails etc) and then pressed to make the slices you find in packets of processed meat -
this includes burgers and sausages.
If you really want to go veggie, there's lots of good substitutes, but they need a lot of flavouring.
My advice would be eat meat sparingly, and only from a source you can trust.