One of this blog’s recurrent themes is that animal agribusiness loves to externalize its costs onto society. And one of the main ways it gets away with this is through laws that often interfere with bad beef getting tracked back to the slaughterhouse that produced it. Senator Jon Tester, himself a former slaughterhouse owner, has decided enough’s enough. He’s introducing legislation that, if passed, will enable bad meat to be tracked back to the slaughterhouse it came from.
The beef industry won’t like this one bit. Expect them to issue a statement calling Tester’s bill “unnecessary.”
This Billings Gazette article on Tester’s initiative is first rate. (Thanks, Bea.) Link.