Written by PETA
Can the third wife of a polygamist ever be happy? According to HBO's Big Love, it depends on the episode.
But the ravishing Ginnifer Goodwin, who plays Margene on the acclaimed series and who is radiantly vegan in real life, knows that there's no happiness to be found for the drugged-up, distressed cows who are treated as nothing more than milk machines in dairy factories.
That's why she wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging them to rule in favor of PETA's complaint alleging deceptive practices by the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) in its "Happy Cow" ad campaign.
"In show business, we often have good reason for making people believe things that aren't true, but there is no excuse for the CMAB's misrepresentation of the milk industry," writes Goodwin. "[C]onsumers deserve better than to be fed cheerful lies about 'happy cows.'"
Like Ginnifer, millions of caring people have seen through the milk industry's deceptions and decided to dump dairy.
Written by Karin Bennett
Any other Big Love fans in the house? I just started watching the show a couple of months ago and now I’m totally addicted. Who knew that a run of the mill everyday suburban family—of polygamists—could be so darn interesting? It definitely helps that my future wife Chloe Sevigny (dare to dream . . . ) is one of the wives on the show, but still. OK, I admit it. I’m a little bit obsessed. But believe it or not, that’s not the point of this post.
A couple of weeks ago my already big love for Big Love became even bigger when an episode featured the oldest son of the family, Ben, being pressured by a friend to go vegetarian. Then last week, there was this whole bit about cruelty to chickens and how they’re abused on factory farms. It was great to see animal rights issues inserted into the plot line of a show on national TV. Especially a show starring Chloe Sevigny.
A huge deal? Maybe not. But it’s small things like this that bring a smile to this lowly blogger’s face. Thanks Big Love . . .
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