Marketplace   Menu Guide   Complete Pages      
butler eagle
Site last updated: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Published: October 31, 2013 print this article Print save this article Save email this article Email ENLARGE TEXT increase font decrease font

Meat’s spookier side

What scared me most — and not just during the Halloween season — was the meat industry.
This is the industry that mutilates, cages and butchers billions of cows, pigs and other sentient animals; exposes undocumented workers to chronic workplace injuries at low wages; exploits farmers and ranchers by dictating wholesale market prices; and promotes world hunger by feeding nutritious corn and soybeans to animals.
It’s the industry that generates more water pollution and greenhouse gases than any other human activity, creates deadly antibiotic-resistant pathogens by feeding antibiotics to animals, creates epidemics of salmonella, listeria, and other infectious illnesses, and raises mortality from chronic diseases.
Since dropping animal products from my menu, I am no longer scared of the meat industry at Halloween or any other time.

Controls go here



Billy Eckerman
Butler
Back
 
Comments
 
MORE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR HEADLINES
arrow Mismanaged mail
arrow Bilingually illiterate?
arrow Where you’re planted
arrow Puzder’s not for Labor
 
MOST READ ARTICLES
arrow Karns City man killed in Route 38 accident
arrow City to honor one of its fallen soldiers
arrow West Sunbury woman hit, killed by car in Fla.
arrow Man back behind bars on new drug charges