A discussion about why “pets” get treated so differently from “animals:”

Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

I keep waiting to hear something new or something positive about the food industry.

And my continued outrage at “regulation” gets summed up yet again:

“State laws known as ‘Common Farming Exemptions’ allow industry — rather than lawmakers — to make any practice legal as long as it’s common. ‘In other words,’ as Jonathan Safran Foer, the author of Eating Animals, wrote me via e-mail, ‘the industry has the power to define cruelty. It’s every bit as crazy as giving burglars the power to define trespassing.'”