The latest lamentation from one of the meat industry’s main trade groups reads like something out of the Onion. In the article, factory farm enthusiasts plead that it’s “downright exhausting” to constantly defend against an onslaught of gruesome exposés by animal protection organizations, retailers increasingly demanding reforms, and ad campaigns pulling the curtains back on abusive-yet-standard practices at animal factories.
All of this, the lobby group reports, is leading to risk of burnout for its agvocates. Um, yes, “agvocates.”
I’ll give them this: it’s easy to imagine how repeatedly losing a cultural debate can be tiring.
This group, which never met a standard abuse of farm animals it wouldn’t defend, then seeks tips from readers about how to avoid such pro-ag burnout. I have some suggestions:
1. Stop defending the indefensible. Despite dozens of countries, ten US states, and more than 60 major food companies demanding the removal of animals…