TONIGHT! The Truth About Food (FOR FREE!) in a Neighborhood Near You!
Doors open at 6PM and the reel gets rolling at 6:30. There will be information tables to browse and a question-and-answer discussion after the show. This event is sponsored by Aquinas College's Students Striving for Sustainability, WMCO-OP, and Slow Food West Michigan. Why not make it an evening to remember by visiting Brick Road for some vegan pizza before the show, and The Meanwhile for a local pitcher and some post-film discussion?
Share the Goodness? No thanks!
In Empty Cages, Tom Regan coins the phrase "disconnect dictum" to describe the gap that often separates what major animal industries say about their business from what they actually do behind the scenes. To see the disconnect dictum in full effect, look no further than Hatfield Quality Meats, a "family owned" company that invites us to "share the goodness" of their "conscientious stewardship of livestock" by consuming their "wholesome" pork products. Here's how they portray their business in a recent commercial:
Hatfield Quality Meats: What They Say
And here's what they pay one of their major suppliers, Country View Family Farms, to do in their name:
Hatfield Quality Meats: What They Do
Those interested in holding Hatfield Quality Meats accountable for their schmaltzy commercials, their treatment of pigs, or both of these offenses may wish to register a complaint with their PR department or make a contribution to Mercy For Animals to support the undercover investigations that bring these instances of the disconnect dictum to light.
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