I finished the book Slaughterhouse this week.
Ok, that's better.
As I've shared before, we have been in the process of switching to a much more vegetarian diet, and trying to incorporate vegan meals.
I am trying to be flexible and ease us in to healthier eating.
Last month I did purchase 3 pounds of meat.
We buy it from a local, organic grass fed, small farm. It's very small, and the animals are cared for well. The price is quite decent in the summer months during farmers market.
I must be upfront (though I do not wish to be inflammatory) and say that I have no ethical dilemma about eating humanely grown and cared for animals on occasion.
But..now I am thinking of the slaughtering aspect. In the past, when meat is marked "Kosher" I've always ASSumed it was humanely slaughtered.
I don't want to make the same mistake in assuming that small farm = humanely slaughtered.
Can any one help me think of some questions to ask this small farm owners about the slaughtering process?
This whole thing might be moot - I think I am done with eating meat and these vegetarian black bean burgers I made were a real hit with the kids. But, just in case...
Thank you in advance!!