Ethical meat: how should we treat the animals we eat?
What do you know about the meat on your plate? Do you need to know what it ate and where it lived?
Well, some meat eaters and animal lovers don't stop there. Their meat requires a few more special ingredients if it's going to transition from livestock to lunch. It's a question that challenges even the most philosophical of meat eaters: How well should we treat the animals we eat?
Julia Smith gives her hogs about 10 times the space recommended by Canada's National Farm Care Council and insists on providing them with organic food. She also worries about her pigs' well-being and this often means offering cuddling time to each animal. Julia belongs to a movement of farmers, chefs, and consumers who share the belief that there's a moral imperative to ensure livestock has the best life possible.