Ethical Omnivores stand for a way of living that’s kind, healthy, and sustainable.
Human beings thrive best on an ancestral diet that is primarily made up of high-quality meat, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Food quality and mindful eating habits result in increased overall health with less physical inflammation, improved memory, and slower ageing.
Ethical Omnivores are people from all walks of life, all around the world, who support each other to find local, organic produce and meat sourced from farms and ranches where free range animals are naturally fed and raised without cruelty, hormones, or routine antibiotics.
Due to the alarming decline of our oceans and their inhabitants we do not advocate the consumption of any seafood from unsustainable or farmed sources.
We believe that industrial farming is not only abhorrently cruel to animals on every level but is also an environmental disaster.
We also believe there there is no ethical or healthful way to consume industrial dairy due to pasteurization and the cruelty dairy cows endure… including of course its horrific by-product, crated veal.
We do however support the raw milk movement and fight for its revival as long as it meets the highest ethics standards.
Our mission is to support more consumers worldwide to use, and to support the production of, the most ethically-produced food, drink, and other goods.
There should be no shame in the use of animal based products – just in the cruel, wasteful, careless, irreverent methods of production.
Our shared commitment to ethics extends to all relationships in every area of our lives, especially the one with our gracious Mother Earth.
We encourage Ethical Omnivores to grow or source local, organic produce and ethically sourced meats, poultry, dairy and eggs.
We believe in helping the world’s population eat with a clean conscience. We believe that eating ethically does not mean giving up the food we love, but working as individuals and communities to source the highest-quality produce.
Our aim is to inspire individuals to live a more sustainable life by providing the information they need to make healthy and environmentally friendly choices.
Our planet earth needs every one of us to use our daily choices to make a positive difference, because everything and everyone is connected.
by EOM founder, Lana Joe Salant
First of all I need to state that we in no way endorse food animal confinement operations. That has and never will change. Our mandate is pasture raised animals from birth to death (adequate shelter of course available when necessary).
We maintain that all animals should fed biologically appropriate diets, e.g. ruminants are not meant to eat grain except as an occasional treat or in some rare cases as supplemental. Chickens are omnivores not vegetarians, as are pigs.
Our food animals deserve the best possible lives and the best, most reverent deaths we can afford them or quite frankly we don’t deserve to eat them. We EOMers also fully endorse sustenance hunting and fishing (for food)
While at the outset the ARA movement might SEEM to be in line with our views, but I can assure you.. nothing is farther from the truth. Extremist organizations like PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Direct Action Everywhere – DxE and ALF Animal Liberation would see that there were NO domesticated animals alive on the planet, even including seeing-eye dogs.
These organizations brag about their illegal activities that include: doctoring images and video, theft, trespassing, and serious property damage.
Now while images of compassionate ‘looking’ people holding vigils for tormented factory farm animals is at the outset, poignantly heart wrenching, I assure you, the animals are not the primary concern of these organizations. These are terrorist organizations with nothing but publicity, hate, crime, destruction, and MONEY on their minds.
I LOVE the Oceans and I was an Ocean conservationists long before a farm advocate and Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd Global was one of my heroes but I pulled support when he went rogue criminal. Heartbreaking moment for me I assure you.
We as a community of farmers and conscientious consumers CANNOT support the criminals of the world masquerading as activists. After all WE ourselves are activists are we not??
We can and must unite in this fight for our food system with the mightiest tool we have, and that is our powerful food dollars. We alone will change the face of the food system with our choices to turn our backs on certain agricultural practices. Turn away from the companies raping and pillaging our planet and hijacking our right to food sovereignty.
We will NOT accomplish what we need to through criminal activity in any capacity. I ask you to stand with us today and fight for our rights to regenerative food and against the criminals of the food system… and yes sometimes that means standing with the kind of farms we are working to change. The best we can hope for our fellow industrial farmers is that they see their way to more regenerative practices.