by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Film/TV.

I’ve fallen well behind on my Simpsons viewings, but every now and again it’s great to get back in touch with the family from Springfield.

A tipster pointed me towards this last week’s episode called Apocalypse Cow which features Bart falling in love with a cow name Lou, only to realize that he’s destined for the slaughterhouse. As expected, all sorts of messages good and bad on vegetarianism and animal rights comes into play as Bart struggles to protect his friend from the evil ‘Feed Farm’. In many ways, the writers do a great job of making us sympathize with the cow while playing on the hypocrisy of society’s love of animals, but blind eye towards the way they’re treated on factory farms or ‘processed’.

Thanks to Hulu, I’ve embedded a completely legal stream of the episode after the jump. If you’ve got a lunch hour, enjoy a little Simpsons below.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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