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Friday, October 12, 2012

8 Cruelest Foods You Eat

I ran across this little gem of an article in Yahoo News earlier this week.

With all my talk lately about me trying my hand at raising animals for meat, I thought it would be perfect to post the article here.

I know the author can do a better job of 'splainin' about this stuff than I can.

So read on!


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By the time that cheeseburger arrives on your plate, it’s hard to think about anything but how tasty it’ll be. But when you trace the origins of each ingredient—the beef, the fried egg, the splurge-worthy bacon—some uncomfortable truths emerge.

That we’re uneasy about the origins of our food is no surprise. After all, in our shrink-wrapped, pre-cooked, fast-food world, it’s easy to ignore. Fortunately, though, awareness is growing where it matters: Big Food. In just this year alone, shocking cases of documented animal abuse have persuaded many of the biggest meat purchasers—McDonald’s, Burger King, and Subway—to make their chains more humane.

Still, we’re a long way off from feeling good about what’s for dinner, whether it’s beef, chicken, or even eggs. Join us as we check in with the 8 Cruelest Foods You Eat—plus, what’s being done about them, and what to eat in the meantime.



8 Cruelest Foods You Eat | Yahoo! Health

















Image courtsy: ihopanimalcruelty.com


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In case you didn't know it, I'm like the queen of blog-hoppin' lately. It's kind of like square dancing but without the dated outfits, smelly gym, and elderly caller.

Here's the schedule I keep:
Monday: Homestead Revival's Barn Hop, The Chicken Chick's Clever Chicks, A Cat-Like Curiosity's Monday Mantras Link-Up, and @ Home Take 2's Mom's Monday Mingle
Tuesday: Heavenly Homemaker's Gratituesday,   Crafty Garden Mama's Tuesday Greens, and The Wrinkled Mommy's Tuesday Archive Link-Up
Wednesday: My Life and Kids Finding the Funny, Tilly's Nest's Down Home, and Crafty Spices Wordless Wednesday
Thursday: A Rural Journal's Rural Thursday Blog Hop, and Two In Diapers' Mommy Brain Mixer
Friday: Deborah Jean's Dandelion House's Farmgirl Friday, Fresh Eggs Daily's Farm Girl Friday Blog Fest,Little Becky Homecky's Fantabulous Friday, and Oh So Amelia's Friday Chaos
Saturday: Camera Critter's Life With Dogs Pet Blogger Hop and Country Momma Cooks Saturday Link-Up.

Since today is Friday, that means I'm linking today's post with Deborah Jean's Dandelion House's Farmgirl Friday, Fresh Eggs Daily's Farm Girl Friday Blog Fest, Little Becky Homecky's Fantabulous Friday, and my post "Sniffing the Vomit" with Oh So Amelia's Friday Chaos.

Come join the fun!

12 comments:

  1. Don't eat chevon! Goats are to be loved and milked and given treats (many treats)!

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    1. Goats are so sweet, aren't they, Millie? They're one of my fav't animals. At least the factory farms haven't started in on them, as far as I know. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. just found your blog from the weekend blog walk! you have a very lovely family and I'm excited to read more from ya! newest follower :) by the way, I want a big family (working on it....just have 1 kiddo so far) haha so I'm VERY excited to follow you! yours is beautiful!

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    1. Yay, Sippy Cups! So glad to have you as my newest follower! LOVE that you want to have a big family! Look forward to checking out your blog!!

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  3. This stuff makes me glad we raise some of our own food.

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  4. so sad...i saw a movie on this, i know you know what one i'm thinking of but i can't recall the name. it's easy for us to look the other way when we are uninformed but i'm so happy that the word is spreading out there. it's disgusting the way these animals are treated...on a happy note, love you comparison of blog hopping to square dancing...you really make me laugh!

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    @Lisa: Me too! Just getting into it.
    @Tanya: It is sad, isn't it? But I'm glad - on a different note - I could make you laugh! Thanks, ladies, for stopping by.

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  6. At the end of the day, raising and butchering livestock can be considered barbaric. Treating animals in a humane way throughout the process is the key.

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  7. Thank you for linking up this important information with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  8. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-7-country-craft.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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