Listen now (2 mins) | It’s an odd marketing strategy for an industry to assail its own consumers. Yet, that’s what the monopolistic meatpacking industry (led by such huge conglomerates as Tyson, Smithfield, JBS, and Hormel that control nearly 70 percent of America’s pork market) is doing. “Just shut up and eat your bacon,” the industry shrieks! The target of their corporate tantrum is the growing grassroots movement of consumers, animal rights advocates, farmers, chefs, retailers, and others who are dismayed and disgusted by Big Pork’s profiteering on animal cruelty.
Power to the people and humane treatment for animals! Thank you for exposing the corporate greed!
It is clear, we are run by corporations and are going to do whatever increases profits. That includes cruelty to animals, polluting the environment, cruelty to people that produce the toxic product to be consumed by unsuspecting people.
Upon first glancing at Morgan the sow, I thought I was looking at a likeness of Mitch McConnell; then I put my spectacles on and realized "Silly me--why of course it was Kevin McCarthy all the while!"
Some would say: " Stop eating meat; it's that simple" But our omnivores will differ. Pig, cow, chicken, lamb ONLY offered as such, in this (well documented) cruelty--- as easy & tidy & wrapped for our grab-n-go in our supermarket showcase paradise, is this all we know or care? Perhaps to end this endless suffering, this final fear-hormone-soaked type of living death I think we must support meat producers who have made a business based on(dare I say it?) a moral code (like: Never waste any part of this sacrificed-for-our- hunger- animal, or in a better world where "Sentient beings are numberless, I take a vow to save them"...) Heck, their offering would be expensive (no doubt), but such a price is right, especially if we cut back our consumption (a little/ a lot/ at any rate please)
We oxen move slow, but the earth is patient.
Not to be too piggy...beg pardon, picky, but the court did not rule on business practices or cruelty to animals, but on whether the California law usurped Federal authority to regulate interstate commerce, i.e., whether California can officially, by law, reject products from another state based on California law. That is what made the strange bedfellows of the majority.
That's great but it's just a fart in the wind. We have a long way to go to "take back our country", if indeed we ever really had it"