In this photo taken on Monday, November 5, 2012 at a preserve run by the Sierra Foothill Conservancy near Prather, Calif., herdsman Billy Freeman checks on a cow and her calves. The con

 

              In this photo taken on Monday, November 5, 2012 at a preserve run by the Sierra Foothill Conservancy near Prather, Calif., herdsman Billy Freeman checks on a cow and her calves. The con
In this photo taken on Monday, November 5, 2012 at a preserve run by the Sierra Foothill Conservancy near Prather, Calif., herdsman Billy Freeman checks on a cow and her calves. The conservancy's beef operation is certified Animal Welfare Approved and American Grassfed, both stringent labels. "The reason we did these certifications," Freeman says, "is because we want people to know that the animals live their lives out naturally and that they were treated humanely." (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)
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