|Until I get my own chickens, this is the best I can do|
Well, I say his is criminal neglect and that this time, he needs to go to prison, and his businesses need to be shut down. Maybe that will get his attention. It would certainly set a precedent and serve as an example to other animal factory owner/operators.
My fear is that this latest national recall will wind up with more expensive government agencies and watch dog solutions, when what this country really, really needs is a decentralized food system. If food were distributed very locally, then sicknesses would be very local, and it would take the CDC a lot less time to track down where the problem originated. This egg recall occurred after months of investigation, and in the meantime more people were sickened. Not to mention, that more chickens were abused in the process.
The answer is not veganism. The fact of the matter is that this planet is not large enough to support its population as vegans. The fact is that animals can be turned out to forage on lands that are not arable or otherwise suitable for crop production (not to mention that if most vegans knew how many mice and other ground-dwelling animals got thrashed to death in a combine, they'd probably just stop eating altogether).
The answer is not factory farming. The answer is local and regional producers who treat their animals humanely. The answer is consumers who will support these producers that treat their animals humanely. This is the only way that we can get meats, eggs and dairy to come from animals that are happier and healthier than they are now.
If Jack DeCoster can't go to jail over this, I hope that at least it wakes up America and sets everyone on the path to really knowing and caring about where their food came from and how it was raised and produced. I really do.