Tour Salt Spring Island’s Local Meat Processing Facility (311)


(No animals or meat products are portrayed in this program). When new regulations required Salt Spring Island’s meat producers to take their animals off-island for processing, local production plummeted nearly in half. In response, the Salt Spring Agricultural Alliance obtained grants to create a local meat processing facility for this important local food product. Chair Anne Macey gives a tour of the facility before it was put into use — from animal holding pens to humane harvesting, processing, meat cutting and packaging. This small local operation is a far cry from the enormous inhumane confined animal feedlot operations (CAFOs) where most meat is processed. Episode 311. []

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