Tuesday, June 9, 2009

ConAgra Blast - Hope for Change?

Oh, ConAgra...karma is a bitch.

I am NOT saying that the people who died or were injured in the blast in any way, shape, or form 'deserved it'. Hell no - my condolences to their families. It's a shame that our current job market forces some to work for companies like ConAgra.

On a purely beurocratic level, I hope this tragedy hurts. Do you know how many animals are murdered at this plant daily? I don't. I can't find the info.

But I did find this article about John Munsell, a former meat-packer who is now an "activist" (I assume they mean a food safety activist). He hates on ConAgra hardcore.

Anyway, the whole point of my post was to send my hope out into the universe that today's horrible accident will inspire tougher regulations on such factories. Not only inspections of the facilities themselves, but more practical solutions in the way of slaughterhouses. While I'd love to shut them all down today, that's not going to happen. The best we can hope for is a small difference - tougher regulations that make it more expensive for companies like ConAgra to run a slaughterhouse. If it were cheaper for them to do it another way (is there another way? a more sustainable, humaine way? ::sigh::) they would - it's all about making bank.

I hate this!! I hate that the murder of helpless creatures persists.

I suppose all that I can do is continue to live as vegan as possible and to educate those around me on the cruelty involved in this senseless industry.

1 comment:

  1. Morgan, You just gotta beg and beg for the mayo. Make lots of comment cards signed with different names asking for it and your wish will come true...hopefully! It's so funny you would have a new post about the ConAgra explosion, I was just listening to a thing on NPR about it and also couldn't help but feel that not the workers, but the company had it coming. I mean come on, this isn't just coincidence, there must be meaning!