Right, I have tried all the meat from pretty much everyone that supplies it conveniently within a 20 mile range (excluding farms etc, can't be bothered to go out too far too often and rather like my meat fresh). While at local butchers I get good beef once in a while, the chicken is universally tasteless. I tried them all, free range, not so free range, French, German, Brazilian, waxed, English, Swiss you get the idea. The only butcher that is consistent on top-end quality is my rather expensive halal slaughterer Kamal. EVERYTHING tastes good, the burgers, steaks, sausages, veal, mutter, even his bloody poultry is miles ahead of both other butchers and retailers. The only exception to that is the Carrefour Halal chicken which is also always way better than the rest. Now before A_K and his cousin hurry along to tell me that only those animals killed in accordance with the Koran are tasty and that we are all Kafirs and will rot in eternal hell, I doubt that very much. I think an animal takes longer to get killed by having its throat cut and I think it suffers unnecessarily vs. the conventional bolt I have seen in action. Not pretty, but it takes a few seconds and that was that. I don't imagine that panic and the associated hormones make the meat taste better or makes it more tender. I rather think that the halal butchers know their suppliers better and chose the animals wiser, but what are your thoughts, experiences? Any butchers with any thoughts?