Here's an interesting development. Tyson Farms has recently taken a 5% stock in Vegan "Meat" company Beyond Meat. Both companies are feeling positive about this opportunity and expect to see sales growth.
Here's what fries my arse about this situation. .
Tyson Farms have REPEATEDLY been exposed for poor treatment of animals. There have been several undercover investigations that have shone a light on how Tyson Farms employees treat their animals. There have been several instances of abuse, torture, and complete disrespect of the animals they are housing. This company couldn't care any less for their animals and it's despicable.
I understand that both companies have their own motives for this collaboration but it doesn't sit well with me. It almost seems to me that Beyond Meat is overlooking these instances of exposed abuse and torture for profit. As a company that proudly puts out Vegan products how can they comfortably allow Tyson Farms a piece of the pie? How could they want that sort of a company to have anything to do with their own?
Click the link to head to the story and give me your thoughts. Would you allow a company like Tyson Farms to get in on your Vegan establishment? I personally would not want to be associated with a group like theirs, a group that clearly cares only for profit and not a lick about the animals they torture, abuse, and slaughter. I'm sure there are other mitigating factors for this deal but at the end of the day Beyond Meat is turning a blind eye to Tyson Farms known animal abuse and if it's for profit, it's disappointing!
I've officially hit a road block.
I've been redirected to every person imaginable who then either redirects me or simply doesn't respond to my emails. Most recently I was told to contact my local parliament in hopes of opening dialogue about bestiality and our poor protections of animals in these cases. I emailed her over 2 weeks ago and have not heard back from her. She is either incredibly busy or just doesn't care enough to respond.
My next mission is to contact my Ontario representative (Kathleen Wynne) in hopes of having her help me in this case. I couldn't be more frustrated with the lackluster response I'm getting from these people. There are a million problems in the world that require they attention which I fully understand but there is no denying that our animal protection laws are severely outdated and lacking any real protection for animals. When is the right time to address them? How many more cases will slip under the radar and go unpunished because our country can't take time out of their schedules to address this problem. A problem that is in dire need of a solution. A problem that involves innocent creatures being forced in to situations that are horrifying and explicit. A problem that will continue to be a problem unless action is finally taken!
My country is letting me down. It's letting me down for letting the hundreds of thousands of animals that need help and protection down. My country is failing its animals. When will the time be appropriate for making a change?
I will update you after I receive word back from my Ontario Premier.
Stay educated and remain involved in animal welfare. Together, we can all make a difference!