Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Days between days
I usually post on Tuesdays and Fridays but a video by John Oliver came across my gaze last night and I found it important to share. Last Spring, I read a book entitled The Meat Racket by journalist Christopher Leonard. In it, Leonard details the slanted nature of the poultry industry in which four large companies "hog" much of the profits for their own coffers and away from independent farmers which actually raise the lion's share of their chickens (sorry, I tried to work in as many animal puns as possible). The book has some interesting insights into the mechanisms present in the poultry industry but John Oliver seems to wrap it up in a perfect... eggshell. Enjoy!