This initiative will get a lot of backlash from those involved in the livestock industry and you can read some of the opposition issues while you are on the organization’s website.
I’ve written about this before (1998) and briefly blogged about inhumane farming in response to the Happy Cow commercials being aired when undercover slaughterhouse video was released earlier this year.
Thinking about how food is raised, handled, butchered, and served up is not something most people do–especially when they are chomping down at the fast food chains.
Making conscious choices and pushing your local grocers and butchers to supply humanely raised foods and organically produced foods helps support those efforts–you are voting with your dollars. That is where you can place a lot of pressure for change.
Earlier this year I posted some useful links to humane farming and sustainable agriculture websites.
My opinion? If you are ingesting meat you should consider pushing for change in the way these animals are treated.
“You are what you eat” takes on a whole new meaning if you think about it…ponder this especially if you are at a BBQ during this holiday weekend.
Vote with your dollars and then vote at the polls.