Denise Minger, infamous (at least in our neck of the food-verse) alleged "debunker" of the China Study, earlier this month posted a link to her interview with the National Animal Interest Alliance. It's nice to see her waxing ethical on being a "conscious omnivore" and expressing at least token concern for animal welfare by advocating free-range, humanely-slaughtered, blah-blah-blah meat from small farms that give their animals a good life blah-blah-blah.
It's just too bad that she didn't do her homework. NAIA is a front group for a whole range of animal industry interests, including Big Ag, that actively lobbies against even the most mild and reasonable humane legislative efforts. Try to think of the most watered-down, bare minimum legal standard for humane treatment of animals that you can; you know, the sort of thing that almost no one would object to -- say, mandatory spay/neuter regulations for animal breeders. This, in NAIA's eyes, makes you a dangerous animal extremist. They lobbied in favor the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act... on behalf of animals, I'm sure.
This, this, is the group to whom Minger decided to confide her support for animals? Was the milquetoast Humane Society just not available that week or something? For Cthulhu's sake, she may as well have planted her flag under the golden arches.
This was probably an innocent mistake on her part, but the net outcome is the same: if she wasn't before, Denise Minger has now become, however briefly, a spokesperson for the factory farming industry. For, like, reals this time.
Reference the facepalm in my avatar, then insert agricultural metaphor about reaping and sowing, here.
IN RELATED NEWS: Plant Positive, infamous (at least in their neck of the food-verse) debunker of the debunkers, is back with a new indictment of Minger, starting here:
There are four videos in the series before this one, and several after it, that are worth watching, too.