Substitution of one kind of flesh for another based on lower cost and therefore higher profits appears to be far more widespread than people realise. The Oceana website states:
>>From 2010 to 2012, Oceana conducted one of the largest seafood fraud investigations
in the world to date, collecting more than 1,200 seafood samples from
674 retail outlets in 21 states to determine if they were honestly
testing found that one-third (33 percent) of the 1,215 samples analyzed
nationwide were mislabeled, according to U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) guidelines.<<
84% of "tuna" in sushi restaurants was snake mackerel.
A survey in Australia found similar results.
it would appear that the hue and cry over these meat substitution
"scandals" is not only completely irrational and totally missing the
point about the ethics of consuming any animal products, but is also
about something that is not new or out of the ordinary. It's probably
been going on since forever with all kinds of flesh "foods", as long as
business could get away with it and the people were happy to chow down
on whatever kind of corpse they thought they were eating. But suddenly
because it's being publicised, everyone's upset about it. What a pity
they don't get upset about something that actually matters, like the
billions and trillions of beings being killed for their palate pleasure.
Quote: Linda McKenzie