Thursday, August 14, 2008

Dolphin-friendly? Turtle-friendly? Tuna-friendly?

I ran across this article about Dolphin-friendly label "misleading" consumers while checking out my Daily Grist. Apparently, turtle and other animals are harmed even when tuna fisheries are trying to "save the dolphins" from being hurt. Dolphin-friendly is a pet peeve of ours (even more Rob's than mine) and has been for a while. It seems absurd that people worry about the dolphins, but feel no sympathy for the tuna. It reminds me of one of my favorite t-shirts where there are three pictures one a dolphin under the title "friend" and next to it a tuna under the title "food", then a dog and a pig, and something else. Anyway, the point is obvious...what makes one animal a friend worth saving and another animal food? The line seems so arbitrary.

****Subliminal Recipe****

1 comment:

Cravin' Veggies said...

Completely agree... who is it that makes the determination that one animal is friend, the next is food?

Thanks for the recipe. I was unconsciously looking for something like that! LOL