Yes, Seth Godin, corporations are harmless tribal shepherds, looking out for their flock of consumers. Fucking hell.
The culprits behind the latest torture and abuse are Westland Meat and Hallmark Meat Packing Company. Their CEO, Steve “Mendacity” Mendell, is trying to pull an Abu Ghraib and blame it all on two lowest-rung employees. He does the usual “I’m saddened and sickened…” bullshit. Give me a break. As if the torture and abuse of animals isn’t institutionalized in modern factory farming.
Worst of all, from a public-policy perspective, is that this type of downer is EXACTLY the type of animal we’re trying to keep out of the food supply so as to prevent Mad Cow disease. Except did you really think that factory farms would try their best to keep downers out of the food supply? You’re an idiot.
Steve Mendell: Today’s Worst Person In the World!
(h/t/ Keith Olbermann).
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