Friday, June 10, 2005


Tomato and Onion salad with Balsamic vinegar and goat cheese

First Course:
Shrimp with garlic

Second Course:
Veal Marsala

Sounds yummy right? How yummy would it sound if the menu read like this?

Tomato and Onion salad with Balsamic vinegar and goat cheese.

Note: The tomatoes and onions were sprayed with dangerous pesticides and then picked by migrant Mexican farmers exploited for their desperation and willingness to work for nothing. After picking they were sprayed chemical to preserve them and enhance their look and feel.

Shrimp With Garlic

Note: The shrimp are indeed natural and delicious, unfortunately 3 dolphins died in the net they were caught in.

Veal Marsala

Note: Imagine a little, bitty, baby cow being locked in a cage where it can't move so that its muscles never develop providing you with this tender meat. The cow will suffer extreme mental and physical stress and develo sores and tumors while being fed other cows parts.

Gross right? Impossible? No.

The Disney Corporation which has come under fire from environmental groups for planning to serve Shark's fin soup in its new Hong Kong resort has said it will not strike the controversial dish from its menu.

HONG KONG (AFP) - Disney, under fire from green groups for planning to offer shark's fin soup at its Hong Kong resort, announced a novel plan to ease activists' fears -- it will hand out leaflets explaining the cruelty of shark fishing with every bowl of the controversial dish.

The leaflet scheme is the latest salvo in a global row with environmentalists over its decision to serve the delicacy, blamed for a sharp decline in shark numbers worldwide, at wedding banquets when the Hong Kong theme park opens in September.

"If customers insist on shark's fin soup we will agree to serve it to them but with a leaflet carrying information on how shark fins are harvested," Disney spokeswoman Irene Chan told AFP.

"It will be written in a suitable manner for a wedding, but it will explain the environmental impact of shark fin fishing," Chan said.

"It will explain the importance of sharks to marine ecology and explain how they are cruelly killed," Cheng told AFP. "It will detail the environmental and health impacts of eating it."

You can't make this stuff up.