DISHING THE DIRT
The Secret History of the Meat on our Plates
Meat is the unhealthy product of an unhealthy system. Most farmed
animals are diseased, drugged and infected by the time they reach
slaughter – and then they are turned into food for us. The
consequences are hardly surprising. Epidemics such as BSE and bird
flu lead to human fatalities; intensive farming causes food poisoning
and antibiotic resistance; foot-and-mouth sees animals slaughtered
to preserve profits - and the next crisis is impossible to predict.
All that’s sure is that Government, farmers and retailers
have failed to protect the health of animals and humans so far
and that the only safe thing to do is avoid meat completely.
Viva!’s new Dishing the Dirt campaign peels back
the wrapping and takes a long, cool, nauseating look at meat: where
it comes from, how it gets to the plate and what comes with it.
It examines the entire system which turns animals into food, including:
modern farming and the drugs on which it relies; the diseases of
farmed animals and the squalid conditions which cause them; the
illnesses caused to humans by infected meat and the failure of
governments to protect people from them; slaughter and meat processing;
butcher’s shops and restaurants.
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