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Sam sat down with Melbourne-based nutrition and exercise coach extraordinaire Lizzy Marsh to talk ethical butchery and the importance of knowing where your food comes from.

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“I have known Sam for many years now and feel very lucky to have him as part of our community. Sam was one of the first people to introduce me to the question “where does my meat come from?” From there, I’ve been questioning and considering how all our food is raised, grown, treated and tampered with. Sam’s shop is walking distance from our space in Kew and I like to vote with my dollar by supporting him and his high quality network of farmers and producers.

Wherever in the world you may be, voting with your dollar, shopping locally and supporting your community are important not only for your health, but also to continue to enhance ethical business and lifestyle practices. If you can’t catch or grow your own food – it’s critical to know where and how it’s been raised. Thanks Sam!

WHAT IS AN ETHICAL BUTCHER?

Well for me, it starts with the desire to simply be an ethical person.  I thinks it so important to be mindful of the things that affect other people, other beings or the planet.  Many businesses are geared with a “take, take, take” state of mind, whereas I believe it’s extremely important to give back in return. Having said that, it’s hard to make-good of the fact that our business exists because people want to eat meat and this is facilitated by the taking of animals lives.  So I feel the least we could do is give back to charities which support and advocate animal rights.

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