Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Chipotle Revolución

Some revolutionaries burn with a fire only justice can douse. Some revolutionaries bristle with an anger only freedom can soothe. Some revolutionaries ache with shattered hearts only the truth can heal.

And then there's this bunch of luke-warm embarrassments.

El Pig's mild manifesto:
¡Viva la Revolución!

Okay pigs, it's time for us to get together and start fixing this system. We see the way that our pig friends get treated at the factory farms. And it's time we fight so all pigs can have the same rights we have!

No more tight, confining pens! No more antibiotics or non-vegetarian feed!!!!!!!!

We can do it!

Yours truly,
el Pig

We want equality, and we want it now!

P.S. Clear your calendars for next months (sic) talk-n-trough mixer.
Hardly the most rousing sentiment. He could call for anything on behalf of his imprisoned brothers and sisters. Anything at all. But he aims so low it's a wonder he bothers aiming at anything at all. The right not to be killed and eaten? Where is that on his list of demands?

Oh, we can understand the desire to end so-called factory farming. It's just that, when "fixing the system" means El Pig lodges a request for more comfortable shackles, we think his movement needs a new leader.

(Thanks to Dr. mel for the referral and the photo.)

Addendum: You're reminded of these patsies, aren't you? And these, too? We understand.

Addendum 2: Another "food" animal revolutionary.


Chris said...

Great post. Couldn't agree more.

Tyrone Hayes said...

Yes, I was referring to the "Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Grande Galerie de L’Evolution." I thought its full title was a bit of a mouthful for those who speak English