On Saturdays we like to put up a selection of micro-posts featuring interesting news items that might have been overlooked during the past week. One such nugget caught my attention.
The story is actually getting a lot more attention in Canada than in the US where it originated. The “Don’t Shoot My Cow!” political movement is undoubtedly triggered by recent gruesome images of chicken “farms” (more accurately chicken factories) which have done considerable damage to American agriculture…and the big-money interests behind that industry.
So…when you a have an image problem, is the solution simply employing legislative power to ban all reporting of your transgressions? I leave the answer up to you…but do be careful when next you visit grandma and grandpa at the farm. No snapping pictures of those lovely pastoral scenes! Somebody could be waiting behind the haystack to slap you in handcuffs.
- Could this picture get me arrested? (salon.com)