It's your mind, not your mouth.
If the daily kill quota isn't met, workers don't get the pay incentives that make their wages livable. Even if an animal
This public relations disaster with Earls reveals consumers who are increasingly at odds with the animal agriculture industry
As disturbing as this is, it's not a surprise to those of us who have to sit through sickening videos and then listen to the profiteers defend the practices, cover them up and kill the messenger along with the pigs, chickens, turkeys, rabbits and others.
You can help chickens everywhere by refusing to buy any eggs and instead using egg-free options for your baking and cooking.
Although the meat industry would like us to believe that we can have our turkey breasts and bacon everything with a clear conscience, that's a bigger load of manure than even a factory farm generates. It's a gimmick. The only 100 percent "humane" meat is no meat at all.
The average hog today contains 31 percent less fat than it would have 20 years ago. And we all know that that fat carries flavor.
When heat rises from the concrete in waves, humidity hangs on the air in heavy vapor, and warmed chewing gum pulls up off the sidewalk and sticks to the soles of my shoes, I find myself gravitating to the farmer's market.
All of us in society are supposed to believe that cruelty to animals is wrong and that it is a good thing to prevent needless suffering. So if that is true, how can meat be acceptable under any but the most extraordinary circumstances, such as perhaps roasting the bird who died flying into a window?