Essential reading from Vegan.com on agribusiness resistance to change:

Why is agribusiness willing to negotiate with Shapiro? They negotiate because they don’t have any choice. Public attitudes about cruelty to animals are evolving, and agribusiness is currently on the wrong side of this issue. They can either make concessions that involve phasing out the worst cruelties in factory farming, or they’ll be forced to fight and lose a costly public battle.

The most telling part of Sharpe’s analysis is that he brands Shapiro as an extremist. An extremist isn’t someone willing to come to the table willing to dialog about which farming practices are unacceptably cruel; an extremist is somebody like Sharpe—someone who would counsel refusing to give an inch on the most brutal of farming practices, public opinion be damned.

Full story with links

This is what’s extremist.



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Georgene Diekman
    Jan 07, 2012 @ 08:47:11

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