The New York Times Shines a Spotlight on the Dark Secrets of ‘Humane Meat’

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

Since meat companies started slapping happy, feel-good “humane” labels on animal flesh, animal advocates have been crying foul. And this week, The New York Times confirmed what we’ve been saying all along: The labels “mislead shoppers, who probably know little or nothing about the small number of organizations that create most of them.”

The Times found that companies can still label meat “humane” even if the animals endured crowding, continuous darkness, tail-docking, branding, beak slicing, and other cruel practices. It also notes that “humane” standards are often “similar to those [already] used in the meat industry” in general.

Read the full article here, and help spread the word that the only humane meal is a vegan one.

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