Looks like PETA is stepping up their war against pork again.
About nine months ago, before I had a blog, I reported on another site that PETA was launching a campaign against pork being shipped to Hawaii and some of the inhumane practices that were being done.
In a Press Release released today by The World Society for the Protection of Animals, it states the following:
Misleading labels on pork products are causing Hawaii residents and tourists to unwittingly participate in inhumane practices against animals…
Stressed and exhausted from overcrowded and often filthy conditions, thousands of pigs endure a more than week-long journey from the mainland United States only to be slaughtered on arrival in Honolulu. In 2008, a total of 13,082 pigs were imported from California, Iowa, Montana and South Dakota for slaughter. The purpose of this inhumane and costly practice is to produce meat that can be sold to unsuspecting consumers as “Island Produced Pork.“
I myself think this is just a re-release of another similar press release that was released earlier this year.
Many local media sources picked up the story after I first reported on it before I started my blog.
Here is just one of the previous articles on it by Honolulu Magazine:
Next time you buy pork at the supermarket with the label “Island produced” you may want to know what that actually means.
In 1973, the state Department of Agriculture declared that this phrase could only be placed on pork that came from pigs actually raised in Hawaii. But in 2000, the law was repealed due to its unenforceability, which made it legal for supermarkets and retailers to place “Island produced” on pigs that had only been shipped to the Islands and slaughtered here…