For more animal welfare
At Löwenanteil, we are convinced that the diet of the future will be plant-based. We want to do our part by introducing people to our plant-based dishes, but at the same time letting them choose for themselves what they eat.
We already see animal products much more as a supplement and no longer as the basis of our diet. Most of our organic dishes are therefore already vegan. However, since the decision whether someone eats meat or not is a personal one, we also offer options with meat. And here we consistently focus on quality rather than quantity. We only use meat in small quantities, but in the highest organic quality. We source our meat from responsible organic farms where animal welfare is once again coming more into focus.
Whether you eat animal products or not is your decision and we do not presume to judge it. We believe that our hybrid approach of offering predominantly plant-based dishes and at the same time a few dishes with organic meat is the right way to go. Our goal is to encourage customers who consume animal products and could not imagine a plant-based diet to try our vegan dishes. In this way, we have already been able to introduce thousands of people to plant-based alternatives. Those who want to continue eating meat will do so anyway - lion's share or no lion's share. We can do our part to make this meat consumption happen more consciously by avoiding conventional meat and reducing overall meat consumption. How exactly? We would like to explain that to you with an example:
On average, every German eats about 60 kg of meat per year. This figure is the reason for factory farming. If, purely to illustrate this example, you were to eat our Chipotle Chili twice a week from now on and otherwise abstain from meat, your meat consumption would be reduced to 7 kg per year. That's an 87% reduction! So, if you or someone else around you consumes one of our organic meat dishes instead of a very meat-heavy, low-quality meal in the future, this is also part of the solution to reducing overall conventional meat consumption.
Where does our meat come from?
For our dishes we use high quality meat from organic farms in Germany and the beautiful Alps of Austria. The animals come from small-scale farms to ensure quality and animal welfare. For example, the beef in our popular Chipotle Chilli comes from Tyrol. There, cattle farming is structured on a small scale. The organic Alpine cattle have enough exercise and living space and receive the best feed to develop healthily and vigorously. Added to this is the purest Tyrolean mountain spring water. They can live and thrive outdoors under natural conditions for most of their lives and are always fed on the farm's own organic feed.
The difference between conventional meat and organic meat
- The animals must be kept in a manner appropriate to their habitat (fresh air, daylight, sun protection, etc.).
- Organic fed
- No preventive administration of antibiotics, medicines or hormones
- No artificial fertilisers
- Free from genetic engineering
- All feed must be 100% organic