Monday, April 26, 2010

Why Not Change the Laws?

We previously mentioned the AFB's upset at an EPA intern pointing out some of the problems of modern agribusiness. Here is the original post, with the expected level of intelligent comment* ("all vegetarians are going to develop dementia," etc.).

Grist's post on the broo-ha-ha falls into the "It's terrible but we're powerless!" trap: "We can't be expected to eat Gimme Lean instead of pig flesh! The government has to save us!"

Of course, this is a standard cop-out; nothing requires anyone to pay others to brutalize and slaughter our fellows. Obviously, you can work to change laws and industry practices while advocating ethical eating.

For more, please see "Why Not Change the Laws?" 

*First rule of staying sane on the internet: Never read the comments.

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