Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Pigs Without Wings? Too True

Another in the series detailing cruel treatment of animals...OK, I promise to find a new topic to post on soon - I couldn't let this picture go - I initially thought the pigs were sacks of grain or something. They didn't look like living beings.

I don't think I'm going to become vegetarian anytime soon...but I certainly would like not to be a part of this particular food chain. Andrew Sullivan's Daily Dish has a great post on how Burger King has decided to start buying free range products. 2% of eggs will be free-range. (Small) Yay. (http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2007/03/thanks_burger_k.html)


Charu said...

Hey a really long comment but worth mulling over.........Researched and picked up to give you a beter insight on reality:-)

"As people become more aware of the horrors of factory farming, companies are responding by adding labels to their products with comforting words such as “organic,” “free-range,” “cage-free,” “natural,” and “Swine Welfare Assurance Program” (SWAP).

These labels may conjure up images of animals who roam freely in green pastures, but the reality of life and death for animals on organic, free-range, and SWAP farms is very different. On organic and free-range farms, most animals are mutilated without the use of painkillers, kept in filthy, disease-ridden sheds, and finally forced to endure a long trip to the slaughterhouse without food or water. There are no humane slaughterhouses—in fact, free-range and organic animals are often sent to the same slaughterhouses that kill animals from factory farms.

By far, the most common animal “welfare” labels are “SWAP” and “United Egg Producers (UEP) Certified.” These labels are simply fancy names for factory farming—both were created by meat and egg lobbying groups, and both simply serve to put a happy face on the absolute worst practices in today's factory farms."

Nikhil Mohta said...

This is really gross dude..