Similar to two years ago when we shared a new year's resolution post which included tips for eating in a more animal-friendly way, I wanted to highlight a great article from CNN.com's eatocracy blog with reasonable and doable suggestions for eating more compassionately in 2012 (many thanks to Rosie Andre for sharing). Written by Gene Baur, co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, this "5@5" food feature includes advice on eating less industrially and cruelly generated farm animals and products, eating more plant-based foods in their place, and even trying vegetarianism for one meal or one day a week.
Please remember, whether you're able to follow Baur's particular suggestions or not, any effort to eat more compassionately is a commendable and God-honoring one. If you'd like more advice or encouragement along these lines, please check out some of our previous posts on factory farmed as opposed to more humanely raised animal products, as well as faith-informed approaches to different degrees of vegetarianism and veganism. Or please feel free to ask a question in the comments or send a personal message.
Regardless, a most happy and meaningful new year to you, your family and the animals you care about!
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