It's been called the "omnivore's dilemma." And nobody, not even an expert, is exempt from it.
Is it possible to consume animal protein and still lay claim to a modicum of concern for animal welfare? I don't propose to answer that question, merely to explore the opportunities in our current social construct to make the attempt.
The next time you reach for a candy bar, buy candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters, or stock up for holiday baking, consider the price thousands of children are paying to bring you your chocolaty cheer.
The things that show up in my fridge these days (now that I live with a chef) are much closer to alive than they look by the time they reach Key Foods.
Muslims have no trouble seeing the blessings in food, we know the good when we see it. We see the light of God in it and we share that light. It is like all things, a sign of God for us to read. It is a taste of Paradise in this world.