After moving to Vermont in 2009, I decided to give up factory farmed meat for good. Humanely raised meat was available, but there was no online resource to help people find it. So I coined the word humaneitarian and put together this website, drawing on my years of experience as a newspaper reporter and magazine editor. (I’ve worked at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and other newspapers, and until recently was the editor of Vermont’s Local Banquet.)
Being an independent consumer (I’m not affiliated with any food company or advocacy group) has allowed me to figure out what people really need to know in order to eat humanely. I’ve also learned a lot from my part-time work on various livestock farms in Vermont. Because this website tries to tackle a big and often emotional topic, I’ve tried to present it as accurately and fairly as possible. I hope it will be of help to you.
Caroline Abels (Carrie)