This week I was reminded of ALPO dog food commercials of my youth, in which cowboy-turned-space captain Lorne Greene assured us the product was “100% meat and meat by-products.”
Two concurrent news stories brought that haunting phrase back to me:
- The revelation that two escaped convicts had tools (hacksaw blades) smuggled to them inside packages of meat.
- The story about Chinese authorities cracking down on a meat smuggling ring involving tons of 40 year-old meat that had been frozen, thawed, and re-frozen dozens of times.
Oh: And if you’re not that ‘into’ current events, just know that this week the arc of the moral universe of the United States of America bent sharply towards justice.