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The Meat Industry’s Monstrous Power

This article explains why there is a likely link between swine flu or H5N1 and intensive agriculture systems, where animals live in crowded environments with poor ventilation and sanitation. Moreover, the author, Mike Davis, points to the regulatory agencies that should monitor and regulate the meat industry instead of letting it raise animals as if they were commodities, playing with human health. Davis also refers to the Pew Research Center advisory that underscored the continual cycling of viruses in factory farms and the “promiscuous” use of antibiotics in hog farms. Not surprisingly, the Pew commission reported systemic obstruction of their investigation by the meat industry, including upfront threats to withhold funding from cooperative researchers.

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It is appalling, although not surprising at all, the enormous power the meat industry has. Greed and profit drive this industry to the point that human health, the suffering of animals and the state of the environment are expendable. However, the meat industry’s power ends where the consumer power starts. It is up to each of us to take a stand for what it right and live up to our calling to be good stewards of God’s creation.

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