Buying meat and poultry
If you eat meat, the simplest thing you can do to help is to buy free-range chicken and poultry, free-range pork (or make sure it’s outdoor bred & reared) and grass-fed beef and lamb.
Cheap meat usually comes at a price – one paid by the farm animals and often the environment too.
Remember the meat in meals when you eat out. Don’t be afraid to ask staff in restaurants and sandwich bars whether meat is free-range and where it has come from. Also don’t forget the meat in your sandwiches or ready-made dishes – the animals reared for this meat also deserve a good quality of life.
Buying chicken and poultry
Buy free-range. If you can’t afford that, the RSPCA Assured standard gives birds a better quality of life than the Red Tractor scheme.Read more »
Buying pork and bacon
Buy free-range. If you can’t afford that look out for ‘outdoor bred' and 'outdoor reared' and buy British.Read more »