It’s fitting, though, that this enlightened decision comes just a few months shy of the 75th anniversary of
In this country, it’s a tough task to gather support for a ban on CAFOs when the food in question is cheap KFC buckets, supermarket ham and eerily cheap beef. But fois gras? Expensive and ‘elitist’ food, made by small producers without any powerful corporate interests to pay lobbyists? PETA salivates at such an easy target. Ban away!
If we’re going to go around banning things in the name of public health and animal cruelty, we would gain more fitting historical inspiration by revisiting the original intentions of the Pure Food and Drug and the Meat Inspection Acts of 1906. This Act introduced regulation of meat processing and food production processes and ended horrendous sanitation transgressions made without conscience and thrust upon ignorant consumers. Are you enjoying your rot-free hotdogs, completely devoid of sawdust or chloroform? Thank the Meat Inspection Act!
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