Stories from Afar & Up Close

What I wonder...

There is a store close to our house that sells organic things. Fruit and vegetables, cleaning supplies, tea and coffee, bread, cheese, etc. They also sell meat. Between the entrance and the cashier they have a large banner with their guiding principles, or whatever you want to call it. Third or fourth on the list is the statement that they believe in selling only products that have been produced 'with respect for humans, animals, and the environment'.

Yet, may I repeat, they sell meat.

How exactly is it respectful for an animal to raise it in order to kill it? I wonder.