Vancouver-based Earls restaurant chain announced this week they will source their beef from a US supplier that is Certified Humane – meaning they will no longer be using Canadian beef from Alberta.
BC Agriculture Council Director Duncan Barnett lives and works on a ranch raising grass and beef cattle near Williams Lake, BC. Barnett agrees that animal care is extremely important, but believes Earls missed a big opportunity to continue supporting local.
Barnett says Earls’ decision was disappointing because the same high standards can be found at home in Canada.
He encourages BC farmers to open their gates up for tours and open houses so the public can see how much care goes into providing their food.