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Is Whole Foods Telling Us the Truth About Its Stance on Animal Rights?

Animal rights activist have a name for Whole Foods' hypocrisy: the 'humane lie'. DxE says the very notion that it's okay to kill an animal as long as you raise the animal in a decent manner is wrong.

MICHAEL GOLDBERG: ‘In February of this year… 100 members of the grassroots animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) who walked into a Whole Foods store in Berkeley, California… The protest was one of numerous nonviolent actions, both inside Whole Foods stores and outside in their parking lots, that have been held during the past four years… Until recently, Whole Foods employees, managers and security, at least in the Bay Area… let them happen. DxE activists have never been arrested at Bay Area Whole Foods protests… But toward the end of September 2018, Whole Foods (which was purchased by Amazon in 2017) changed its tactics. Whole Foods Market California decided to sue DxE, asking for a prohibitory injunction to prevent activists from protesting on Whole Foods property throughout California, including inside stores and outside in the parking lots… DxE targets Whole Foods because the grocery chain misleads the public…

For years now, Whole Foods has marketed itself as selling meat and animal products that come from animals that are humanely raised. DxE has conducted numerous investigations of farms that supply Whole Foods such as Diestel Turkey Ranch and Petaluma Farms, and the investigative teams have found and documented, in photographs and on video, a wide range of atrocities… Animal rights activist have a name for Whole Foods’ hypocrisy: the “humane lie.” DxE says the very notion that it’s okay to kill an animal as long as you raise the animal in a decent manner is wrong. As DxE points out again and again in chants and speak-outs, and as anyone who cares for a dog or cat knows, “Animals want to live, just like us”.’  SOURCE…

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