30 August 2011

American Humane Association featured on Hell’s Kitchen meat fest

Staff, board members and other supporters of the American Humane Association enjoyed a 6-course meal on a very special edition of Hell’s Kitchen Monday night. How special you ask? Try VIP charity dinner special.

"This was a truly special event for our organization; we're so grateful that an ever-growing number of luminaries and leaders from across American culture are recognizing the critical importance of the work we do on behalf of society's most vulnerable," said American Humane Association President & CEO Robin Ganzert. "The food was great – and made all the more tasty because it helped highlight a truly great cause."

Twelve notables involved with the organization that touts itself as a bellwether in advancing protection for children, pets and farm animals, sat at an elegantly adorned table awaiting the arrival of delectable dishes that included fine dining favorites such as beef wellington.

Wait, hold on a second, isn’t beef actually cow? And aren’t cows animals?

Farm animal protection, eating farm animals, sorry does not compute.

Yeah we know American Humane has never portrayed itself as a vegan or even vegetarian group, nonetheless wouldn’t it be prudent to choose a more inconspicuous setting when deciding to ingest the very creatures you purport to protect?

Needless to say, plenty of “animals were harmed” in the making of the VIP charity dinner featured on Hell’s Kitchen Monday night.

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Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

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