If there's one thing the U.S. wants to make sure consumers know, it's
that we can raise cows
. U.S. ranchers want the USDA to force
meatpackers distributors to label beef with the country of origin of its
cows, it seems. Japan is known for robotics and electronics. Taiwan is
known for highly efficient manufacturing. Germany is known for
rock-solid engineering. The U.S.? We raise cows.
It's no joke: if
you look at what we export vs. what we import, you find that the U.S.
economy is not that different from many third-world countries. We're
good at exporting grain, but we import most of our high technology.
We're great at exporting beef, but we have to import our automobiles
because U.S. auto makers can't compete in terms of quality. To top it
off, we're great at exporting jobs, too.
But U.S. ranchers our proud
that their cattle are raised on U.S. soil. That's something to be really
proud of, too: cruelly raising large numbers of mammals for nothing more
than their body parts. Subjecting them to inhumane conditions, pumping
them full of hormones and drugs, feeding them chicken litter,
slaughtering them by the millions, and all without a single care for the
experience of the cows which are living, breathing creatures that feel
pain. Baby cows have mothers, too, you know, and you can call it "beef"
or "steak" but in fact, these are cow parts.
If beef is really
"American," then that says something rather frightening about our
country: we'll do anything for profit, even slaughtering innocent
animals by the tens of millions.
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