Have a Humane Holiday with ASPCA

Lately I’ve been really trying to purchase humanely-raised meat. I go to Whole Foods to purchase organic and humanely-raised chicken and try my hardest to buy meats from providers that I know care about the animals they raise. I try to buy organic meats. I try – and it’s something we should all do to help the planet and the creatures on it. I know that my vegan friends will tell me – just don’t eat meat! For me, my body does well on certain animal products and I don’t plan on changing that. However, I do try to do the best I can with the animal products I do eat.

I was thankful when ASPCA contacted me to be a part of their Humane Holiday promotion. It’s not a product, you don’t have to have a subscription – they’re just trying to spread information about purchasing humane animal products this holiday season (and hopefully every holiday – and every day thereafter). Please give ASPCA a minute of your time and check out the information below and pledge to have a humane holiday.

ASPCA Humane Holiday

Here are some tips from the ASPCA:

Don’t Get Tricked, Get Certified

Look for certifications that require better treatment of animals, specifically Certified Humane, Animal Welfare Approved and GAP levels 3 and above. Take our label guide with you so you’re armed with facts.

Don’t Pay the Cost of “Cheap” Meat

Animal products often cost less because companies cut corners with welfare. Investing in higher-welfare products sends the message that animal suffering is unacceptable.

Go to the source

Find a farmer’s market near you where you can talk directly to people who work on or for the farms to learn how they raise animals. Ask them about their use of cages, pasture and antibiotics, for example.

Plant Power

Try adding more vegetables to your holiday meal. You might also try some of the ever more available and tasty plant-based alternatives for meat, egg and dairy products.

Ask and Receive

You have the power to demand more humanely raised products in your stores. This holiday season and going forward, demand more humanely raised chicken in your local stores with our supermarket request letter.

Pledge to buy more humane in the comments and you’ll be entered to win an ASPCA gift pack.The gift pack includes a ASPCA canvas tote bag, logo travel mug, What the Cluck – Truth About Chicken t-shirt, magnet, keychain, and laptop sticker.

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Comments: 6

  1. Lori Sexton Leal December 13, 2014 at 11:41 am Reply

    I pledge to buy organic produce this holiday season and year round, as well as NonGMO certified products. I also pledge to continue to purchase brands such as Applegate and Organic Valley who always use humane practices and never allow GMOs, antibiotics or artificial anything in their products. It’s better for me and my son, and better for the animals, better for the earth! 🙂

  2. Amanda K December 14, 2014 at 9:17 pm Reply

    great idea – I will certainly take this pledge!

  3. Allison December 16, 2014 at 11:01 am Reply

    I pledge to buy organic and humanely raised products as much as possible. I’m a big advocate for consumer education – the more we know about food and it’s source, the better decisions we can make for our health. I strive to have a humane holiday and rest of the year!

  4. Dee Fedor December 19, 2014 at 6:20 am Reply

    I pledge to grow as much of my own organic produce. I also will buy my chicken from our “EGG Lady” at our farmers market. Pricey, but SO good.

  5. Merissa December 19, 2014 at 8:08 am Reply

    I pledge to have a humane holiday — I only buy non-dairy alternatives, and purchase cage-free, hormone-free, humane eggs.

  6. Tina Howe December 19, 2014 at 10:32 am Reply

    I applaud you for this!

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