This video is from last May but somehow hasn’t been widely seen. Ramsay discovers the real nightmare isn’t in the kitchen. After reviewing a factory pig farming video he says:
It’s enough to make anyone turn fucking vegetarian for God’s sake. And I’ve always sort of knocked vegetarians and vegans for missing out on the most amazing flavor you get from meat. But you can see why so many people change, instantly.
It’s funny how many of us took twenty, forty, or more years to go vegan, but we expect the rest of the world to make the connection overnight. This video does a great job of showing that omnivores open to becoming informed about cruel farming practices can quickly become quite supportive of veganism. We’ve seen that with Bittman over the past couple of years, and now it looks like Gordon Ramsay’s coming around to the same position.
Of course there will always be prominent omnivores who refuse to engage the topic meaningfully: Anthony Bourdain, Paula Deen, and to a lesser extent Michael Pollan come quickly to mind. But these people are outliers and their collective influence is fading. (Thanks Melissa, via Salty Current.) Link.