Silly me. As a longtime pesco-vegetarian and big-city dweller, it seems I haven’t a clue which cows are destined to become meat. In my last blog post, I stated that the cows in Chik-fil-A’s ad campaign, aside from never winning any spelling bees, would likely never be eaten because they are, or appear to be, dairy cows.
Then along came a gruesome video from Compassion Over Killing that reminded me that “spent” dairy cows — those no longer able to produce milk — are indeed sent to slaughter and eaten.
In its wake came news from Chicago (where cows are sufficiently exotic that we have them at our zoo) that Chik-fil-A was “cowed,” if you will, by an alderman who vowed to do everything he could to stop the fast food chain from opening its second location in the Windy City. So Chik-fil-A wrote a letter stating the company would no longer give to anti-gay organizations such as Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage. This must be disheartening to folks who formed huge lines at Chik-fil-A locations nationwide in a show of support for the company’s standing up for its “principles.”
Like most businesses, Chik-fil-A puts profit before principles, as this concession shows.