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‘Ethical’ Baby Goat Meat: Another False Dilemma of the Dairy Industry

March 11, 2019
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Source Free From Harm, Cheri Ezell: Cheri Ezell is a former goat dairy farmer turned vegan and sanctuary founder. Read her poignant account of the plight of male kids on goat dairy farms, and why she had a change of heart, here.

Source Free From Harm
By Calen Otto

When we see that a product is “ethically made” it makes us feel good about where we are choosing to spend our dollars. But in some cases, it helps us forget that the “ethically made” “product” that we are consuming is actually a sentient being, and not a product at all.

But what does “ethical” actually mean? We most often see this definition: “morally good or correct”.

With that understanding in mind, I am often shocked to see the oxymoron “ethical meat” even exists, as there is nothing morally good about killing a sentient being only for the pure (and completely unnecessary) pleasure of eating their body. A recent article by The Sun shares that goat meat is set to become the “ethical meat” food trend of 2019. As the article explains, “… around 100,000 young male goats [born to female dairy goats] are killed each year. This is because they cannot be used to produce dairy products, which are already popular, and farmers say there is not enough demand for their meat.” This promotion of “ethical” products derived from animals who would otherwise be trashed is a common tactic of animal agriculture and is purely self-serving. (1)

Does the killing of goats who were artificially bred from an already exploitative industry really make this trend more ethical, just because their bodies will be eaten instead of being disposed of like trash? At its core, if stealing milk from goats for human consumption is unethical (check out all these former dairy farmers who say it is), then by that logic, eating goats who are “byproducts” of the dairy industry is unethical as well.


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ethical goat meat?
slaughter humane?
our already sicko
getting more and more
insane !!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson



3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 11, 2019 7:34 am

    Strange how a while back veal from male baby calves was considered unethical, but now suddenly the flesh of male baby goats is “ethical”??? I despair of the human race. Cheering to see the Free from Harm page though, with all the animal farmers that have turned away from that drive to the slaughterhouse and embraced lives of compassion. Thank you Stacey x

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  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    March 11, 2019 8:18 am

    ethical goat meat?
    slaughter humane?
    our already sicko
    getting more and more
    insane !!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 11, 2019 9:03 am

      It’s perfect, thank you so much, hon, I love it. ❤ Sad how people will abuse a phrase to legitimatize abuse.


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