[Las Vegas Informer - opinion]
You have no doubt heard by now of the horse meat scandal that began in
the U.K. and has spread to other countries in Europe and now into
Asia. It seems that they found in Burger King burgers and in other
places, horse meat being passed off as beef. Other countries in
Europe has found horse meat being passed off as beef as well. In
Romania, it seems that they are also trying to pass donkey meat off as
beef. The Nestle Company, headquartered in Switzerland and one of the
largest food conglomerates in the world, pulled two frozen food lines
out of stores in Italy and Spain because they were found to contain
horse meat. The Bird’s Eye company has taken similar action. This is
only the tip of a very nefarious iceberg.
I read a quote from Jo Tyler this week where she says, “The hardest
part about being vegan is coming face to face with the darker side of
humanity and trying to remain hopeful. It’s trying to understand why
otherwise good and caring people continue to participate in needless
violence against animals just for the sake of their own pleasure of
convenience.” It is the darker side of our humanity that allows for
the raising, captivity, slaughter and consumption of animals. It is
also behind the greed motives to bring cheaper meat products to the
consumer and, in this case, passing a horse off as a cow. ...
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