The Eat with Care blog
Writing about humane farming issues by Caroline Abels, founder of Humaneitarian. Your comments and feedback welcome. (All replies are screened and posted, if thoughtful and respectful.)
Greetings! It’s been a while…
Hello, humaneitarians –
I trust you’ve all been making valiant efforts to choose humanely raised meat in your daily lives. I say “valiant” because it really does take determination to turn down factory farmed meat and choose alternative products, doesn’t it?
Not many people have such determination, which is why I started this website. I wanted to meet people who eat the way I do, and inspire those just starting on this path. Now, after six years of running Humaneitarian, I can say I’ve “met” hundreds of you!
If you haven’t heard from me in a while, it’s because this website has taken a back seat to a new pursuit of mine: farming. My fiance and I recently established a sheep farm in upstate New York that will sell dairy products and lamb. I’ll post more later about the farm, but as you can imagine, we’ve been busy.
Although I’m looking forward to less time on a computer and more time with my hands on wool, I want to let you know that the Humaneitarian project will continue. However, I have simplified some things recently:
- The Grocery Stores page no longer lists humane meat brands sold nationwide. The list had been popular but it required constant updating because companies are always changing what they sell. Now on the Grocery Stores page you’ll find advice on the words and labels to look for when shopping for meat.
- There’s now a Frequently Asked Questions page so you can quickly get an answer for whatever challenge you’re facing in becoming a humaneitarian.
- A new Butcher Shops page offers a United States map so you can find butcher shops near you that sell humanely raised meat. (Note: Not all states have humane-focused butcher shops and the map is not complete yet.) Please let me know if there’s a butcher near you who should be listed.
As ever, send me an email if you have any questions about choosing humanely raised meat. Even though I haven’t met most of you, I feel the kind of kinship reserved for compatriots. After all, we’re trying to change the very nature of animal agriculture, and isn’t that a valiant task, best achieved together?
Thanks for all you do.