The Conscientious Carnivore

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Shopping For Meat: How To Make A Conscientious Choice

By admin | October 4, 2011

Photo:  Laura Appleyard

Photo: Laura Appleyard

BY EMMA HABERMAN

The choice between vegetarianism and carnivorism isn’t always an easy one. Though some avoid meat as a matter of taste, many people go vegetarian to protest the inhumane treatment of animals as they are raised to be eaten. For those who are squeamish about livestock practices but can’t live without a cheeseburger, shopping options are limited. People living in rural areas may have access to farms where they can easily learn how their meat was raised, but most of America buys its meat in a supermarket. City-dwellers must either settle for grocery store mystery meat, or go to smaller, sustainable butchers, which are, unfortunately, usually more expensive.

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