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.
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.
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.
All the details are in the Rafflecopter terms and conditions below.