Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Now that's disclosure!

The Washington Post today followed up on the animal mistreatment story last week. Hallmark company officials had previously claimed this was an isolated incident, and that there had been no previous examples of such abuse under current management. It turns out, however, that the company "was cited in 2005 for several animal welfare violations, including 'too much electric prodding.'"

The most ridiculous sentence in today's article comes from the Hallmark official who had the unpleasant job of reconciling the company's earlier untrue claims with the facts:
"We certainly wouldn't have failed to disclose that if we knew it was in the public record," he said.


Anonymous said...

Hmm... Don't know if it's ridiculous, as it's unbelievably honest. Distressing, disturbing, disconcerting, depressing, and many others, though. Perhaps Miller didn't think this comment was on the record either.

foodperson said...

An amazing quote, and probably the truest statement coming out of the company. Is it any wonder that people are cynical?

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of a Simpsons episode in which Marge catches Homer lying about something, and his reply is "I swear, I *never* thought you'd find out!"