|Posted on Friday, 12 October, 2007 - 01:49 pm: |
Following the debate on the Halal/Kosher thread in the 'Beyond SE23' forum I wonder if any shopkeeper, restauranteur, take-away owner or other food outlet in this area is prepared to say that the meat they supply is reared and slaughtered in cruelty-free environment?
|Posted on Friday, 12 October, 2007 - 02:23 pm: |
Jamie did say on the St Germain/Honor Oak thread that their aim was to use "organic ingredients and fair trade products". However, I do not know what they have been able to achieve since opening.
The Halal/Kosher thread has demonstrated that it is not possible to have meat reared and slaughtered in cruelty-free environment. Eating meat involves some suffering to the animal you are eating, the question is how much suffering.
For cruelty-free food eat vegetarian, although even some vegetable growing involves suffering to animals by use of some nasty pesticides and animal based fertilizers, so best to eat organic vegetables that have been grown in a hermetically sealed environment - if such a thing is really possible.