“Hurry Up and Die”—Animal Equality Releases UK Pig Investigation

Some of the most disturbing undercover work I’ve ever seen, taken from a new UK undercover investigation carried out by Animal Equality. The Mirror has solid coverage accompanied by some shocking photos. According to Animal Equality, the East Anglian Pig Company is the UK’s largest supermarket pork supplier. Yet another round of proof that egregious… Read more »

NY Times’ Essay Finalists: The Case for Eating Meat

The first one “I’m About to Eat Meat for the First Time in 40 Years” essay is the best of a bad collection. I’d hate to see the submissions that didn’t make the cut. (Via Simon.) Link. Update: The essays reload in a different order each time. (Thanks Adam.)

More Anti-Vegan Idiocy from Nina Planck

Shoot me now. Alexandra Le Tellier, a reporter with a self-described “strong sense of news judgment,” quotes universally acknowledged buffoon Nina Planck as if Planck has any credibility or credentials when it comes to speaking about nutrition. That makes this Planck’s second vegan-bashing appearance in a major news outlet this week (I wrote about the… Read more »

VegWeek 2012

Compassion Over Killing’s annual weeklong event is happening April 23-29th. There are tons of great events being held across the United States. And thirty public officials and influential people have resolved to go meatless for the week. If you’re an omnivore wanting to give meatless eating a one-week test drive, sign up here.

Pink Slime Fallout Continues

The beef industry’s run of bad news isn’t letting up. By every measure, the sector is in decline. Link.

30 Members of Congress Write Letter Backing Pink Slime

Another reminder of how thoroughly bought off Congress is by agribusiness interests. From the letter to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack: in the current environment of rampant and intentional mischaracterization and misinformation, it is incumbent upon all of us to ensure that consumers are able to make choices that are based on the facts, rather than… Read more »

Vegan RD Interns: Eat Your Beef or Else

Registered Dietitian Debra Ridesel tweets: During dietetic internship we lunched at IowaBeefAssoc, vegan interns were ordered 2eat beef by our instructor! Some of the stupidest people I’ve ever met with science degrees are Registered Dietitians. The entire profession is filled with sheep, and much of the field is hopelessly tainted by agribusiness influence and dollars…. Read more »