Our mission

Butcher’s Manifesto is a newly established international NGO aiming to collect, preserve and pass on traditional butchery methods and knowledge. Butcher’s Manifesto was founded at the first Meat Summit in Copenhagen in 2016, a pioneer event that brought together butchers from around the world.

At this founding event, the 25 participating butchers agreed on five basic principles, which formed a manifesto that lays the foundation for the survival of the butcher’s trade. The five principles are guidelines for butchers to follow in order to bring back professional pride and ensure the survival and growth of the butcher’s craft.

Since the founding in august, 2016, Butcher’s Manifesto has become an international movement with a European board, a team of international ambassadors and the beginnings of an international training programme with trainers in the United States and Europe.