Have you noticed how animal issues are manipulated in the news?
Ignoring the routine, round-the-clock atrocities suffered by billions
of animals in the huge flesh, dairy, and egg industries, the news
media choose to present a token animal situation to satisfy the
public. A current example is the orphaned manatee shown on network TV.
This “tokenism” keeps the public away from any “disturbing” news
concerning the plight of animals that might “offend” the viewers and
cause them to wake up to the truth of the enormous suffering going on
It is obvious that the networks dare not offend the powerful
companies who pay millions of dollars to have their commercials aired.
And have you noticed how the audience is inundated by commercials paid
for by producers of foods full of flesh, dairy, and eggs? One ad after
another – hamburgers, eggs, hot dogs, chicken noodle soup, yoghurt, sour
cream, pizzas, ad nauseam – all loaded with animal products or with
animal by-products, such as whey and casein, of the dairy/cheese
And then there is Public Television, boasting about not airing
commercials, when it is really beholden to “sponsors” – commercials in
Is it any surprise that the gigantic pharmaceutical industry’s ads
are everywhere you turn? Physicians report that patients request the
meds they see advertised. And speaking of physicians, have you noticed
all the pharmaceutical industry’s promotional material in their waiting
rooms, as well as the ads for medications in the popular magazines
It’s common knowledge that sales reps (mostly males long ago), who
call on doctors, are now attractive females. Gee! I wonder why?!