Thursday, June 25, 2009

Challenges to Small Farms

One of the challenges farmers face when trying to provide naturally raised, local beef, pork, and lamb is the scarcity of local slaughterhouses. Many farmers raising animals in a natural setting are also very concerned about humane animal handling and slaughter practices and thus do not like to ship their animals long distances to industrial factory run slaughterhouses.

Please read this report from Food & Water Watch about the need for small slaughterhouses and how it would provide consumers and small farmers more options in healthy meat products.

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