Tom Philpott, food and ag blogger for Mother Jones, explains
how the animal agriculture industry became what it is, a monopoly of
unethical corporations. He mentions the revulsion he felt at Ted
Genoways' extraordinary article on conditions at a factory-scale
Today, just four giant companies (Tyson, Cargill, JBS, and
Smithfield) process more than half of the beef, chicken, and pork
consumed in the United States, thereby causing unimaginable suffering to
farmed animals, devastation in the environment and an increase in health
risks for humans.
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How the Meat Industry Turned Abuse into a
Agribusiness is clearly out of control until consumers realize they
are the only ones with the power to put a stop to this. The animal
agriculture industry would not be thriving if people started aligning
their food choices with their innermost ethical and spiritual values.
Surely, by stepping up to our responsibilities as stewards of God’s
Creation, we could bring healing and alleviate suffering into a world
were God’s animals are seen as mere commodities; a fact that makes God’s
love for them a mockery!
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