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    Ricavito Guest

    Default Re: factory produced meat aka "Food inc."

    On May 4, 7:37*pm, "Boomer" <Boo...@nowhere.com> wrote:
    > Being type 2 more or less pushes me into eating more meat than most people do. I just watched a documentary called “Food Inc.”. This video shocked me. I saw on the screen how poultry and meat were raised and butchered. It was disgusting. The filth in which these animals live is horrible. They are then butchered covered with faeces.
    >
    > I was disgusted enough to do something. I found 5 nearby cattle and poultry farms that sell directly. I had no idea that I had other choices than the super market. These 5 places raise free ranging animals. You actually go to their farm to buy the meat. And, it is not much more expensive than the horrible stuff sold in the super market.
    >
    > I just need to buy about a 6 month supply before winter sets in again. Wewill store it in our freezer.
    >
    > Michael


    Horrific, isn't it? Temple Grandin did a lot to bring more humane
    methods to cattle slaughter but there's just no getting away from the
    fact that living creatures have to die to feed us meat eaters. AFAIK,
    in large scale productions, grass-fed beef are slaughtered in the same
    way as feed lot beef. But at least they lead better lives.

    Boomer, if you live in a rural area, you might be able to find a local
    source for pasture-raised meat. In California, there are ranchers who
    will sell a whole or half lamb or a side of beef, for example, and
    they advertise on the internet. It's quite affordable, if you have a
    big enough freezer to store the meat, and in my experience the meat is
    very high quality. Some of them will "finish" the animal briefly on
    grain to up the fat content in the meat. Plus there is a cottage
    industry in selling basically hand-raised sheep or pigs and chickens.
    My nieces in the foothills used to raise pigs, sheep, and chickens as
    part of a FFA school project. I never understood how they could bear
    it when the little lamb or piglet they hand raised was slaughtered,
    but I suppose the realities of ranching or farming provide a more
    practical perspective.

    Good to see you posting!

    Best,

    Ricavito

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    Ricavito Guest

    Default Re: factory produced meat aka "Food inc."

    On May 5, 9:05*am, Ricavito <newsgrouprea...@frontiernet.net> wrote:
    > On May 4, 7:37*pm, "Boomer" <Boo...@nowhere.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Being type 2 more or less pushes me into eating more meat than most people do. I just watched a documentary called “Food Inc.”. This video shocked me. I saw on the screen how poultry and meat were raised and butchered.. It was disgusting. The filth in which these animals live is horrible. They are then butchered covered with faeces.

    >
    > > I was disgusted enough to do something. I found 5 nearby cattle and poultry farms that sell directly. I had no idea that I had other choices than the super market. These 5 places raise free ranging animals. You actually go to their farm to buy the meat. And, it is not much more expensive than the horrible stuff sold in the super market.

    >
    > > I just need to buy about a 6 month supply before winter sets in again. We will store it in our freezer.

    >
    > > Michael

    >
    > Horrific, isn't it? *Temple Grandin did a lot to bring more humane
    > methods to cattle slaughter but there's just no getting away from the
    > fact that living creatures have to die to feed us meat eaters. AFAIK,
    > in large scale productions, grass-fed beef are slaughtered in the same
    > way as feed lot beef. *But at least they lead better lives.
    >
    > Boomer, if you live in a rural area, you might be able to find a local
    > source for pasture-raised meat. *In California, there are ranchers who
    > will sell a whole or half lamb or a side of beef, for example, and
    > they advertise on the internet. *It's quite affordable, if you have a
    > big enough freezer to store the meat, and in my experience the meat is
    > very high quality. *Some of them will "finish" the animal briefly on
    > grain to up the fat content in the meat. *Plus there is a cottage
    > industry in selling basically hand-raised sheep or pigs and chickens.
    > My nieces in the foothills used to raise pigs, sheep, and chickens as
    > part of a FFA school project. *I never understood how they could bear
    > it when the little lamb or piglet they hand raised was slaughtered,
    > but I suppose the realities of ranching or farming provide a more
    > practical perspective.
    >
    > Good to see you posting!
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Ricavito


    Doh, I just read the second half of your post (must get a laptop with
    a bigger screen!) -- good on you Boomer for finding a good source of
    local pasture raised meat!

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