Kosher 7

Humane Kosher Meat

Hirscheys | Dec 1, 200906:50 PM

I recently read The Omnivore's Dilemma, and was pretty appalled to learn about the horrific conditions animals experience on commercial feedlots. I have no problem eating meat (with all respect to the vegetarians out there) but have an issue with animals being subjected to needless cruelty. I did a bit of research and found KOL meat, a distributor of grass-fed, humanely raised beef, lamb and poultry (www.kolfoods.com). The prices were slightly high, but not outrageous. The meat is certified by OU, Star-K or CRC. There are definitely some inconveniences - for example, I could not order chicken cutlets, only whole chickens, and the lamb comes as a large order of several different cuts. However, I'd rather not support animal cruelty, so I gave it a shot. The order arrived tonight. So far, so good. It was packed on dried ice and frozen solid. The mix of cuts was good: rack of lamb, shoulder lamb chops, a lamb shank, a lamb neck, and lamb breast. I will report back after Shabbat, once I've had a chance to taste. In the meanwhile, just wanted to share in case anyone was interested.

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