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Yes it is, that's what I said in my first paragraph. I'm fortunate to live where the groceries carry meat that is explicitly labeled free range, humanely raised and slaughtered. Some of the brands even tell you the diet the animal was fed on, and all are hormone and antibiotic free. In other words, they are raised and slaughtered the way farmers used to do it. I have to pay often double or triple for this kind of meat, and beef sometimes isn't available this way, so when it's not, I don't buy beef, that simple, and buy chicken instead. I do what I can to support practices I believe in, and in this case I vote with my wallet. Now if you are going to ask why I don't just become a vegetarian, well I don't think if an animal is raised free range and slaughtered humanely that it conflicts with my values. Which may seem cruel and hypocritical to some who abhor killing an animal at all. But to me, there is a difference between consuming an animal for sustenance and torturing one through an agonizing death just so I can have pretty shoes and a hand bag.
Originally posted by halfoldman
reply to post by SheeplFlavoredAgain
But what about the Western meat industry?
Isn't it also very cruel?