02/14/2014 10:09:00 AMVicky Boyd
Very simply put, animal rights activists have much more influence than the average citizen. Your only hope is that the ultra vegans, who also oppose the owning of pets, will file lawsuits against Safeway for promoting animal enslavement (pet owning). It's not funny anymore when I see local counties spending over a million dollars a year on "animal services" or when "service cats and monkeys" are getting special bills pushed through our State Legislature.
Kurt. You have an excellent point where a small minority is dictating to the majority. We can not just sit by and allow this to happen. We have to start to encourage people to push back and not be afraid to do so.
Totally agree with your perception on this. The retailers are going to have to wake up to reality soon. They will get sued sometime soon. I have been told by a lawyer friend of mine that the litigation industry is starting to look at food safet as a serious revenue opportunity.
Unless food safety can be enforced 100% the weakest link in the chain will break. It is like sending our troops to the front line but supplying them with no ammunition. I am not saying lets just give up on food safety but without 100% enforcement it is all just smoke and mirrors. On one end the inspector says I must account for all the wildlife in my orchard and on the other end the grocery store managers allow obvious non-service animals to deficate in their stores.
And then the store wants to claim they relied on a food safety audit that says everything was as it should be and therefore, they are not responsible for any kind of outbreak and don't owe anyone any money because they got sick or died from contaminated food. Go figure!