Animal Factory author David Kirby says it’s time for President Obama to go after factory farming interests:
If President Obama really wants to champion a bipartisan issue, one that might appeal to tea-partying conservatives and — in the wake of the Gulf spill — jittery eco-liberals alike, he should consider tackling the worst excesses of industrial animal agriculture, better known as factory farming.
Kirby proposes four actions that would likely draw strong public support: reducing subsidies, crack down on trusts, prohibit slaughterhouses from raising cattle, and reducing antibiotics. Makes great sense to me. (Via Crossfield.) Link.