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Roger Wright

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Don't Think Kosher Meat Is Any More Ethical


It is true. Kosher slaughtering at these large food processing plants are unethical and do not follow the spirit of Jewish law at all. Cattle are lead one behind the other, are allowed to see other cows being cut, blood is all over the floor, and by no means is it painless or instant. Now I know my audience and many of you probably think that I am just too out there and thus you may feel able to negate what I have to say. Don't be foolish. Have you ever asked yourself, "where does my meat come from?" It is not from that beautiful little farm pictured so idyllically on your package. To keep your attention I will just let you know there are alternatives to hormone laden, antibiotic ridden, cruel kosher meat. See these sites, sign up, and VOTE with your money. The more money that goes to farmers to grass feed, and take time to raise animals, the less money will go to the others. We can change things.

KOL Foods and KOL Foods West: Putting kosher and ethical back on the same plate by making grass-fed, organic-raised and local meat available to kosher (and non-kosher) consumers.

Providing: Lamb and Beef
KOL Foods is available in:

  • Washington, DC
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • South Orange, NJ
  • White Plains, NY
  • Forest Hills, NY
  • Durham, NC
  • Manhattan, NY
  • Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Providence, RI
  • Coming soon – Northern VA, Chicago, Minneapolis and other Midwest cities – see the Kol Foods website for additional updates.

Contact: Devora Kimelman-Block 917-864-7965
Hekhsher: Star-K Hashgacha or Vaa’d Harabanim of Greater Washington (glatt kosher)

KOL Foods West is available in:

  • California and Western States

Contact: Roger Studley 510-604-2607

Mitzvah Meat/Mindful Meat: Providing grass-fed and finished, naturally-raised, humanely-slaughtered meat to kosher (and halal/unkosher) consumers from local Hudson Valley farmers.

Provides: Beef, lamb, chicken, eggs, cheese (seasonal), honey (seasonal)
Available in:

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • Vermont
  • New Hampshire

Contact: Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein

Hekhsher: Rabbi Boruch Lesches (Lubavitch) (glatt kosher)

Kosher Conscience: The founding philosophy of Kosher Conscience is the humane treatment of the animal at every stage of life (free- or pasture-raised and grass fed; safely transported; slaughtered humanely and painlessly) and providing Kosher, ethical meat.

Providing: Beef and Poultry

Available in:

  • New York Metropolitan area

Contact: Simon Feil

Hekhsher: private Hashkacha from the shochet

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