New York Times’ “ethical meat” contest is great PR for meat industry

The New York Times is holding a silly contest for meat-eaters to have their say. Here is my entry.

Was this really a burning problem that needed solving, the lack of justifications to eat meat? What do you suppose has caused America’s love affair with meat in the first place? A rapacious and deceptive industry that has brainwashed people into thinking that life cannot be lived without meat.

It saddens me that given all the pressing problems of our day, many of which caused by excessive meat eating (global warming, contaminated air and water, chronic disease, worker injury, and yes, animal suffering, just to name a few) the Times is promoting such a self-indulgent contest.

I am sure the meat industry is jumping for joy.

Moreover, we don’t need even more ways to polarize people over personal dietary choices. Let’s stop the infighting and focus on the core of the problem: corporate control of the food supply. How about a contest on how to fix that?

3 Responses to “New York Times’ “ethical meat” contest is great PR for meat industry”

  1. [...] I wrote about how the New York Times’ contest for meat eaters is great PR for the meat industry. Upon [...]

  2. Hmmm, will the meat industry be jumping for joy when The Times discovers that nobody was able to come up with an ethical justification for eating meat?

  3. no name says:

    there are no arguments that could defend and justify eating meat. only rationalization, only excuses

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