The head of an anti-meat activist group posed as the CEO of Smithfield Foods in a Wednesday interview on Fox Business. The television host, Maria Bartiromo, thought she was talking with Smithfield CEO Dennis Organ, but it was actually an animal rights activist, Matt Johnson of Direct Action Everywhere. The six minute interview began by focusing on the steps taken in the meatpacking industry to control the spread of coronavirus. However, the activist eventually blamed animal agriculture for new infectious diseases and environmental problems. National Pork Producers Council President Howard Roth said this stunt was “reprehensible.”
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