There's a new twist to the pet food scandal. Sure it’s too bad that thousands of dogs and cats are sickened and killed just so a pet food manufacturer can save a few bucks. But get a grip — they're just animals.
But now — gasp! — PEOPLE might also be threatened. Suddenly it’s an important issue. It’s not just for those PETA fanatics and treehuggers any more.
In a large number of factory farms, this contaminated pet food may have been fed to the pigs. And if people start eating the meat from these contaminated pigs…Oh My God, this is SERIOUS.
Other than being contaminated, this pet food probably seemed like caviar compared to the shit (literally) that factory farm animals are usually fed. After a steady diet of feces, chemicals and contaminated meat and blood, a ration of cat food was probably luxurious.
In addition to their tasty diet, factory farm animals spend their entire lives in tiny filthy cages where they don’t even have room to move. Check out some of these sickening photos. Don’t be eating anything while you're looking at these.
Here are some other links you might want to check out.
What kind of mouthbreathing sister-humping Neanderthal could do this? How do these douchebags live with themselves?
It’s inhumane and inexcusable to treat any animal this way. But pigs, of all animals — pigs are smarter than dogs or cats. Can you imagine your own dog or cat being confined to a tiny cage and living on nothing but shit and rotting meat? (I hope not.)
I’m not a vegetarian or anything, so I can't preach or claim any sort of moral high ground. When we buy meat at the supermarket we’re patronizing and enabling these pusbags, whether we like it or not. It’s surprising how many people are appalled by hunting, and yet they seem to think those neat little packages of pork, beef and chicken just appeared on the supermarket shelf by magic.
Factory farming is obviously a human health issue. Factory farms are the cause of unimaginable pollution. And indirectly, what these animals were fed, YOU will be eating. Is there a way to avoid supporting these buttwipes?
Factory farmers have way too much political clout to be regulated. No legislator will touch them. And with the fox-guarding-the-henhouse nature of most regulatory agencies (especially in the past six years), passing laws probably wouldn’t help much anyway.
Consumers can stop patronizing factory farmers, without too much effect on their diets or pocketbooks.
This USDA site offers some good common sense advice on shopping for organic meat. (Here are some other links.) It costs more, but you could make up for that by making meat a smaller portion of your diet. You'll be healthier and your conscience will be clear. You won't be supporting these sickfucks any more.