content to rest on his laurels after creating a plant-based faux chicken that many people (including Bill Gates) consider to be almost indistinguishable from the real (cruel)
thing, Beyond Meat founder and CEO
Ethan Brown is now calling out poultry producers’ lack of ethics. He posted on the Beyond Meat website an open invitation for anyone to
tour the facility at any time, and he challenged the CEOs of the nation’s biggest chicken
producers to do the exact same thing.
It’s time to make a change. …You
have the right to safe and clean protein. I can’t control what animal meat
producers do in their facilities, but I can promise you that we’ll always put
your health and safety first.
But don’t take my word for it. Please come visit and watch us make your food. …
Our doors are open for you.
So now the ball is in your court, Ron Foster (Foster Farms), Donnie Smith (Tyson), Jim Perdue (Perdue), Bill Lovette (Pilgrim’s Pride) and other protein providers. Will you pledge to open your processing facilities to the public?
The chances that any of the poultry
pimps will accept Ethan’s challenge are about as slim as the chances that they
will serve Beyond Meat at the company holiday party. After all, these are the
same people who support ag-gag
bills that would make undercover
investigations of factory farms illegal, so they’re not exactly known for throwing open the doors and rolling out the
But they know that there are growing
numbers of people who support transparency in the food industry and that we are
squawking just as loudly as the chickens they sell for profit.
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Article source: PETA Action Alerts