Washington Post: Future Generations Will Condemn Us for Tolerating Factory Farming

September 26, 2010

Important piece in the Washington Post by Kwame Anthony Appiah, titled “What will future generations condemn us for?”

Appiah introduces a three-point system for distinguishing which of society’s practices will ultimately be outlawed, and based on this criteria he identifies four things for which we will be condemned by future Americans:

  1. the American prison system
  2. factory farming
  3. the warehousing of the elderly
  4. irresponsible environmental practices

I expect that this article will start a number of omnivores down the road to rethinking their food choices. (Via Shapiro.) Link.

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