A Plea to the Carnivores
Friends, we have a situation.
According to the latest numbers from Tyson Foods, America’s largest producer of meat, we are no longer eating it. Their profits are down 61% this past quarter, which is quite drastic, and puts us in a bit of a quandary. On the one hand, no one should be eating meat from Tyson, seeing as they’re the same Tyson that still, evidently, uses gestation crates, which is simply indicative of their shoddy and mostly-disgusting operation. The fact that they’re losing a billion dollars in sales should be a cause for celebration. But, actually, it’s a cause for concern.
You see, Tyson themselves are so big, that this kind of dip in sales can’t be due to a large group of people taking a stand specifically against the company. Purchasing protests just don’t work on that large of a scale. Instead, it’s evidence that us Americans are eating a whole lot less meat. Which is scary.
Ever see “The Birds”? Or read this essay from John Jeremiah Sullivan about how animal attacks are drastically on the rise? Or see this video of an angry cow? Now imagine what’s going to happen if we continue to cease our eating of them? They will multiply, conquer, and destroy us. This cannot be argued. It’s basic science.
Find out where to get ethically-raised meat in L.A., and take our poll, here.

A Plea to the Carnivores

Friends, we have a situation.

According to the latest numbers from Tyson Foods, America’s largest producer of meat, we are no longer eating it. Their profits are down 61% this past quarter, which is quite drastic, and puts us in a bit of a quandary. On the one hand, no one should be eating meat from Tyson, seeing as they’re the same Tyson that still, evidently, uses gestation crates, which is simply indicative of their shoddy and mostly-disgusting operation. The fact that they’re losing a billion dollars in sales should be a cause for celebration. But, actually, it’s a cause for concern.

You see, Tyson themselves are so big, that this kind of dip in sales can’t be due to a large group of people taking a stand specifically against the company. Purchasing protests just don’t work on that large of a scale. Instead, it’s evidence that us Americans are eating a whole lot less meat. Which is scary.

Ever see “The Birds”? Or read this essay from John Jeremiah Sullivan about how animal attacks are drastically on the rise? Or see this video of an angry cow? Now imagine what’s going to happen if we continue to cease our eating of them? They will multiply, conquer, and destroy us. This cannot be argued. It’s basic science.

Find out where to get ethically-raised meat in L.A., and take our poll, here.