So, not to get too controversial just yet, but it is Earth Day after all.
Just wondering – did anyone else watch the new Law and Order: SVU episode last night (titled “Beef”)? It was all over Twitter earlier this week that the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS – not your local animal shelter) was so proud to have footage featured. From the HSUS hype, I was expecting some sort of “exposé” on the meat packing industry. John and I settled in to watch it, fully prepared to be upset by an unfair portrayal of the agricultural industry.
That is not exactly what I saw.
Yes, there was some gross video of bugs and rats on a meat packing floor. There was also the insinuation that the people who ran that particular business were corrupt and liars. There was some input from the vegetarian/vegan group, but it was not taken too seriously in the show. (I particularly liked the “PETA-boy” comment, but that’s just me.)
I have noticed that the HSUS has nothing to say this morning about the episode.
Any other comments? Anybody get a different feel from last night’s episode?