As the Guardian has just reported, the latest group to go this route are workers employed by Huhtamaki USA, a subsidiary of a Finnish ceramics company. At stake are the burrito bowls that Huhtamaki produces for Chipotle and the pigs who've been thrown into this debate in a weird but telling way. Attempting to use media to shame Chipotle - by association - for an insufficient anthropocentric bias, Huhtamaki workers pleaded: "Chipotle: Put People over Pigs."
While the workers' cause is just, the problem is that their premise is false. What we do not see discussed in the poorly reported Guardian article are the connection between the welfare of workers and the welfare of pigs. This omission is the hallmark of media bias.
What does prioritizing pigs over people have to do with Huhtamaki, you might ask? Excellent question - but don't look to the Guardian for insight. For those who do not peruse it everyday, the Guardian can be a bit chaotic. You might be surprised by how many readers comment on the poor quality of reporting and how infuriating it is to read a headline, click through to the story, and find none of the real issues addressed.