In Atalissa, Iowa, a few dozen men with intellectual disabilities eviscerated turkeys at a processing plant in return for food, lodging and $65 a month for more than 30 years. They wereawarded a groundbreaking settlement last year.
Kentucky has become the eighth state to ban veal crates.
Supervalu, one of the country’s largest grocery companies, is joining others who are pressuring pork suppliers to stop using restrictive gestation crates for their pigs.
Sixty-eight members of Congress asked Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to withdraw a proposal that would substantially change how chickens and turkeys are inspected.
Turns out crustaceans do feel some pain. Not surprising. And for every pound of fish sold, there are four ounces of marine lifebycatch—critters that are inadvertently hauled into fishing boats or caught up in the gear of fishing fleets. Half of all the wasted fish and seafood can be traced to just nine fisheries operating off the coasts of Alaska, Florida, the Gulf of Mexico and the northeast. And hankering for hamburgers hurts wildlife.
More of what Mark Bittman is reading on a variety of food related topics, here.
Would anyone suggest that you would send someone to prison for documenting child abuse? Is there anyone who is going to run on that platform? Why in the world do we have a lesser standard for animal abuse? The answer is that animals are not people—but the broader point is that the health of animals affects the health of people.