I have decided not to eat meat out at restaurants or purchase meat unless I know exactly where and how it was raised. I have, for quite some time now, known that I have a big problem with how animals are usually grown and treated on commercial farms. The other night I was thinking about how happy I am that we are soon going to be picking up the steer we have purchased from a local farm. I saw that steer at least twice a week since it arrived at the farm. I know exactly the kind of life it led and the food it ate. It made me realize that if I continue to eat commercially prepared meat, I am only supporting a system I disagree with and I don't want to do that any longer (I have issue with commercial dairies and egg companies as well, but I am taking it one step at a time right now). Therefore, no more meat for me unless I raise it myself or am able to visit the farm it comes from. It's not hard to avoid that kind of stuff at home since we have our chickens for eggs and meat, a cow at a local farm that I milk, turkeys at the farm, and now the steer. It's going to be a challenge when I am out though! Anyone abstain from mass-market meat?