Earlier this year, the National Pork Board introduced its new slogan: “Be inspired.” It isn’t nearly as catchy as “the other white meat,” an earlier campaign that touted the health benefits of pork, but it did evoke something even higher and nobler. But nobility hardly describes the public image of the industry this week, and if consumers are inspired to do anything at all, it would be to stop eating pork entirely.
Sathya Sai Baba, the guru who died on April 24 at the age of 84, had a simple eight-word slogan to summarize his teachings: “Love all, serve all; help ever, hurt never.” He encouraged his followers to meditate and sing devotional songs, and to take his darshan that is, to see him in person, the better to experience his divine presence. He was also accused of faking miracles and of being a sexual predator.
Authorities detained activists, elevated the number of police about the streets, disconnected some cell phone text messaging companies and censored Web postings regarding the contact to stage protests in Beijing, Shanghai and 11 other key metropolitan areas. Jittery Chinese authorities wary of any domestic dissent staged a display of force Sunday to squelch a mysterious […]
“Lions hate circuses” has long been a bumper sticker slogan of the animal rights movement, and Bolivia has heard the message: The left-leaning government of the Andean country recently passed the world’s first legislation prohibiting the use of all animals in circuses.
McDonald’s probably won’t be exclaiming “I’m Lovin’ It” in this case.