This would be funny if it wasn't so scary. I've noticed a dramatic slide in meat quality in Australia over the last 15 years. Thankfully the local supermarkets have given up on undercutting the few independat butchers left and now charge more. The stuff that supermarkets offer can be absolutely awful. Your friendly independent butcher? I master at his trade, cares about where it comes from and charges the same if not less than than the horrible fare scraped together in the supermarket. I don't raise and butcher my own meat, nor do I have friends that do either so a butcher is the next best option for me and may they never become extinct through unfair competition.