Thursday, December 16, 2010
As if raising and slaughtering billions and billions of animals a year just because we ( well, not all of us ! ) like the way they taste , poisoning the environment and ourselves along the way, weren't bad enough , we are also creating 'super bugs' by overuse of antibiotics. Not breaking news really, but here's a post by Tom Philpott at Grist with some recent findings. Grist can be annoyingly clever, light on animal issues, and promoters of Happy Meat, but I follow them because they usually keep up with what's going on in the industrial meat industry, especially through Philpott's Meat Wagon articles. I keep hoping Mr. Philpott will see the light ( in the animals' eyes ) connect the dots and go vegan, but he clings to the humane meat, dairy and egg myths as a way to lessen the impact and keep eating animals. Sigh.