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:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6295747.stm

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With organic meat now readily available, vegetarians who once shunned flesh because of concerns about factory farming find their resolve weakening. Mine has.

Roast duck. Lancashire suckling pig. Venison tenderloin. Welsh rabbit (and no, definitely not rarebit). Devilled lamb's kidneys. After 14 years of my eyes skating over such items on a menu, while dining out last month my interest was piqued by the fleshy riches on offer.

Because I have started eating meat again, but only meat from animals who've enjoyed a happy life before being slaughtered. Unlike when I decided to eat neither beast nor fowl, organic and free-range meat is now easily available.
This makes me so.....grrrrrrrrrr.


I wrote a comment--don't know if it will appear (Heather from Hitchin)
 

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:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6295747.stm

With organic meat now readily available, vegetarians who once shunned flesh because of concerns about factory farming find their resolve weakening. Mine has.

Roast duck. Lancashire suckling pig. Venison tenderloin. Welsh rabbit (and no, definitely not rarebit). Devilled lamb's kidneys. After 14 years of my eyes skating over such items on a menu, while dining out last month my interest was piqued by the fleshy riches on offer.

Because I have started eating meat again, but only meat from animals who've enjoyed a happy life before being slaughtered. Unlike when I decided to eat neither beast nor fowl, organic and free-range meat is now easily available.


This makes me so.....grrrrrrrrrr.


I wrote a comment--don't know if it will appear (Heather from Hitchin)
lol for a minute I thought YOU were saying this in response to the artical, and I was wondering - Why IS She Here?
 

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spidergrrl, I edited your OP to make it clearer what portion you wrote and what was from the article.
 

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She's one of those self-centered women who had a baby and then threw her ethics out the window. Not only is she hurting animals now, she's increasing environmental destruction.

She's also ill-informed if she thinks the labels "organic" or "free range" necessarily have anything to do with how much the animals were made to suffer so she could stuff their bodies in her mouth.
 

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Notwithstanding this author's self-centered delusions, and the fact that "ethical, "humane" and "happy" are gross euphamisms for the mass-breeding and killing of animals for pleasure and profit, my cautious hope is that people are gradually rejecting cruel practices that they until recently accepted or didn't think about, and this is a result of gradually increasing concern and knowledge about farm animals.
 

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"but only meat from animals who've enjoyed a happy life before being slaughtered."

Doesn't the word "slaughtered" mean anything?
 

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What I've seen is that people who say they'll only eat "organic" (insisting the label means "humane") always start sliding down that slope into eating factory farmed animals too...the commitment to animal welfare is rather flimsy as a rule for anyone who has accepted that they're going to eat animals

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"Now I eat mostly organic meat, and I try really hard to never to eat bog-standard chicken - I once worked in a chicken factory and it was just horrid the way the meat was treated. I've done the force-fed goose thing with fois gras, but I'd never eat veal, or pork from a country that keeps pigs in boxes."
(from article)

this person even seems to refer to living chickens as "the meat."
 

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This raises a question for me. Viz, what is worse for the cause of animal rights: Factory Farming or "Ethical Meat".

As horrible as factory farming is, at least if people are made aware of it they might feel shippy enough to stop eating meat altogether. But if everyone starts eating "ethical meat" then won't there be less of a shock factor in getting people to stop. Wouldn't guilt be taken out of the equation leaving the decision to stop eating meat down to logic and reason, something most human beings are in short supply of. So lots of animals would live in better conditions but still die as opposed to possibly cutting out animals altogether.

I'm not explaining this well so please someone smort take over. Unless it's been discussed before in which case post a link mmkay thanks. But hopefully I said enough for someone to explain it more gooder.
 
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