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Lisa Qualls says ...
The lambs do not want to die, humans do not need to eat them, therefore we have no right to kill them.
09/06/2012 10:00:28 AM CDT
Simone de Lima says ...
And then... they get to be killed. Why don't you include scenes of the slaughter, so that each person can decide if they can live with how that death happened? Also, what about the environmental cost of shipping meat halfway accross the planet? What happened to "buy local". ?
09/06/2012 10:02:27 AM CDT
Julie Dexter says ...
For shame, Whole Foods!! You are supposed to represent progress & cruelty free. Slaughter is slaughter, whether the little lambs were happy for a few days or not. Every Being fears death....and all panic on the approach to slaughter. Very sad about this
09/06/2012 12:20:53 PM CDT
sarah kiser says ...
in the article, you say..."whose strict agriculture regulations protect the integrity of the lamb you are buying." hmm, i don't know, call me crazy but I kind of doubt that the integrity of the lambs was protected considering that the lambs end up dismembered and disemboweled and wrapped in plastic....and just in case my sarcasm didn't come through, of course the integrity of the lambs was NOT protected. You can't hack apart an animal but turn around and say you protected the animal's integrity!
09/06/2012 12:51:44 PM CDT
Diane Gallant says ...
I think the way you are portraying ending an animals life is wrong. All animals deserve to live. Butchering an animal is not right and trying to make it look like that is wrong
09/06/2012 1:11:31 PM CDT
JC says ...
What sets carnists apart from higher forms of life is their seemingly infinite capacity to love, nurture and care for other animals and then to betray, kill and eat them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKr4HZ7ukSE and http://www.veganvideo.org
09/06/2012 1:39:55 PM CDT
Jenny H says ...
I want to start by saying that my family shops solely at WFM but this story is insulting. This "tender" tale and "protecting the lambs integrity" reads like a children's story book. In the end these lambs will tremble in fear while they await their slaughter, and for what? A few moments of "pleasure" on ones taste buds? If you're going to portray this as such a "tender" event why not show the ENTIRE process. Show the customers the slaughterhouses and how the lambs meet their end. At that point the consumer can decide if they'd still purchase this sentient being. And I also have to agree with the previous comments as far as buying local. Shipping this lamb from Iceland, what's the environmental impact of that? I look at WFM as being the most progressive grocery store chain that exists. I look to WFM to set the standard for other stores to follow. But then I read this and it's like taking 10 steps back. You're moving in the wrong direction WFM.
09/06/2012 1:50:48 PM CDT
Kayla says ...
That lamb sounds delicious : )
09/06/2012 4:59:22 PM CDT
Heather says ...
I Whole Foods is proud of this, then be honest and show a video of the *whole* story. How about letting people see firsthand what is actually happening from this "idyllic" scene of their life, to transporting them, until each baby sheep is slaughtered, packaged and sent to your stores. I don't think you'd have as many buyers. I'm disappointed you'd try to wrap something link this up in a pretty bow to sell it. What *actually* happens is extremely upsetting to see...even for a devout meat eater. Also, I urge you to look into the environmental impact taking place to try to feed the world meat. Animal agriculture is not sustainable.
09/06/2012 5:02:52 PM CDT
charlotte clare moncrieff says ...
I do find this very sad as I became when I was wandering happily through your store and suddenly came across the meat section. Why not have a few of these darling little lambs in a pen in the store and see if your majority of meat eating customers really want to tuck into them for the feel good factor. Humans have become very selfish and greedy over this so called welfare or ethical meat eating, I would not want this on my conscience.
09/07/2012 4:19:35 AM CDT
Magga says ...
This is the best lamb! I should know, I'm from Iceland!
09/17/2012 1:55:05 PM CDT
Enrico says ...
is this lamb "Halal" or "Kosher"???
09/20/2012 12:12:58 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ENRICO - Thanks for your question. This post is a couple of years old so I would suggest reaching out to your local store to see if they have any Halal or Kosher items in stock as our products vary between locations. You can reach them at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list.
09/20/2012 12:51:37 PM CDT
Ralph says ...
What is the carbon footprint for Icelandic lamb? Compared to Australian or domestic lamb?
10/12/2012 8:26:54 PM CDT
Elizabeth says ...
This is the best lamb ever. I made stew and Italian Wedding soup with this last year, and the taste was incredible. When should we expect it to arrive in the Park Lane store?
10/14/2012 1:24:37 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ELIZABETH - I would encourage you to reach out to the Park Lane store directly at 214.342.4850 to see when they will be expecting this.
10/15/2012 4:28:15 PM CDT
People Eating Tasty Animals says ...
Heh ... The "womyn" / sock puppets of 09/06 need to get a life. I'm going to eat some yummy veal now!!!
10/23/2012 11:01:23 PM CDT
Hordur says ...
Hi. Can I buy the Icelandic Lamb in your stores in Canada, and order online. I am from Iceland and would love to be able to order this product online and get it here in Canada. Thanks Hordur
11/15/2012 9:12:30 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@HORDUR - Thanks for your question. Unfortunately we do not offer online ordering. I would suggest reaching out to your local store location in Canada to see if they will carry this product. You can find their contact info at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list.
11/20/2012 12:10:06 PM CST
Chris says ...
We roasted a boneless leg of lamb for Thanksgiving; the lamb was well worth extra trip two towns over for the purchase. Very little to no waste due to silver skin, excess fat, and remaining tendon/cartilage.
12/11/2012 12:18:02 PM CST
Melissa says ...
I am so excited to see that Whole Foods is carrying Icelandic lamb. My husband is from Iceland and for years we were forced to have someone bring it to the states for our Yule celebrations. Going today to pick ours up. Thank you Whole foods!
12/19/2012 9:35:11 AM CST
Frederick booth says ...
I was recently in argentina where they pride themselves. In their lamb which is roasted over open coals and is exceptional. I have realized that I have been eating mutton here and that I have never seen real lamb from a sheep of only months old. Is this what I would get with your Icelandic lamb? Are there other sources? Thank you in advance as I would love to be able to cook this for myself.
01/04/2013 11:22:58 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@FREDERICK - The sources of lamb will vary between stores. Check with your local store's butcher to see what options they have and if it is similar to the Icelandic lamb mentioned above. You can find a list of stores at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list.
01/08/2013 2:12:23 PM CST
carol Orr says ...
Is that Icelandic lamb certified organic? Is it in the Mn stores, edina and minneapolis? I know you had New Zealand lamb at one point in edina.
02/21/2013 3:12:51 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@CAROL - I spoke with the Edina location and they carry lamb from South Dakota and New Zealand. Both are grass-fed but not certified organic. The butcher mentioned that the Lake Calhoun store often gets the Icelandic lamb. You can call them at 612.927.8141 if you have specific questions regarding its organic certification and to see if they have it in stock right now!
02/25/2013 12:47:25 PM CST

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