vegan news anti-speciest news animal rights news
vegan news anti-speciest news animal rights news


May 15, 2020 - Slate

How Cheap Meat Became an 'Essential' American Value

How Cheap Meat Became an 'Essential' American Value
Buying meatFile Photo / © Photabulous!

Keeping meat production moving during the pandemic is dangerous. But history shows that there’s little Americans won’t sacrifice for a steak.

How will people react, if the direst predictions of meat shortage come true? Historian Joshua Specht’s book Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Tail History of How Beef Changed America, which is about the half-century between the end of the Civil War in 1865 and the passage of the Federal Meat Inspection Act in 1906 when Americans went from eating beef infrequently to seeing it as their birthright, has been on my mind. Many of the elements of our industrial meatpacking system, including the public’s willingness to tolerate brutality and exploitation of workers (and animals!) in order to have easy access to tenderloin and porterhouse.

Continue Reading at:


Carnism — Feature Articles

Most Read - Last 30 Days

  1. USA: Trump Administration OKs Beaver Killing in Oregon, Despite Harm to Endangered Salmon, Steelhead
  2. Exploiting Animals Is Killing Us and the Planet
  3. ESTONIA: Animal rights activists, conservationists oppose legalization of bowhunting
  4. China Ends Animal Testing For Imported 'Ordinary' Cosmetics In Game-Changer For Cruelty-Free Beauty
  5. Impossible Foods CEO says the meat industry will be obsolete in 15 years — 'That's our mission'
  6. German coronavirus outbreak at abattoir infects more than 1,000
  7. Red meat link to dementia with excessive amounts of iron limiting brain function
  8. USA: EPA Tests Chemicals on at Least 23,000 Animals Per Year, Plans Phase Out by 2035
  9. Reasons Why Eating Fish Is Not That Healthy
  10. UK: Rotting corpses & animal abuse at farms supplying pig meat

Some photos and photo services
generously donated by Photabulous


Fabulous Photos