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humanely raised, humanely killed meat

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After 10 years as a vegetarian, I'm eating meat again, but not comfortably. A posting to another message board got the suggestion that kosher organic meat mught be what I'm looking for. Does anyone know if there's a NYC source of "free-range" (= room to move around even if not outdoors) chicken, lamb, maybe beef, that's not shipped to market or slaughter--all done on the farm and with minimal terror at the end? Organic would be nice, but not essential for me. No luck so far on the web.

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  1. If you call Wise Poultry you can find out where to get organic chicken and turkey. I tried emailing once and got no response, but if you call them, they'll tell you where to buy.

    Link: http://www.wisekosher.com/

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    1. re: RachelMolly

      Try www.kosherbison.com. It's pretty expensive, especially for me (Canadian) but all the Bison are free-range, happy critters. My friends tell me it is superb quality, and you can stock your freezer for the whole year.

      1. re: RachelMolly

        There's a poster for organic free-range kosher chickens, and I'm pretty sure it's this brand, in the window of the new glatt kosher butcher on Grand Street between Pitt & Columbia. I went in to look at them and found they are $12-$13 for a bird. They come frozen. That particular day I wasn't into a getting a $12 chicken, but it seems like a good thing -- I will try them sometime.

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          1. I would suggest that you do as I just did, and research online humanely raised and slaughtered Kosher chickens. There are strict Kosher laws to be followed in the killing of all animals for human consumption. I found a lot of sites and they were very interesting. I wish you luck in your quest and hope you find out what you need to know. I am borderline Vegetarian which probably doesn't make much sense but I love animals and am slowly (in my old age) giving up a lot of animal meat. I am bordering now on chicken but love to make a nice matzo ball soup at Passover.

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              1. re: frankiemay

                You know, don't you, that this question was asked close to 11 years ago. It doesn't even look like the OP is still posting on CH (her name is grayed out and not clickable).

                1. re: Raffles

                  I'm sure their meat is wonderful, but it isn't kosher.