Humane Raising of Meat and Dairy Animals
An urbanFamily is not quite ready to take the meatless plunge. However, she wants to be more knowledgeable about the condition and source of animal products. Any thoughts? She writes:
We are trying to eat less meat, but are not ready to go complete vegetarian or vegan. Yet as sometimes-meat-eaters, we are looking for the most humane possible sources for meat and dairy. There are the meat and dairy cases at stores like New Seasons, "organic" and "free range" labels, etc. But we're not sure how to accurately assess the conditions the animals were raised (and/or killed) under. Are there any other meat and dairy users who have advice re: which farmers/stores to support? Any thoughts on finding the most humane local sources?