31 Oct '12, 8pm
Ghoulish: Animal Abuse Coffee Continues – Now With Elephants
In the world of exploiting animals for obscenely priced exotic coffees, elephants are le dernier cri! The Wall Street Journal has published this harrowing real-life frightmare of a report from Bangkok, where a rag-tag group of elephants are being force-fed coffee cherries for human profit. Much like the pointlessly abused civet cat , these poor animal’s waste is then farmed, processed, and roasted into musty coffee sold at a ghastly mark-up – “around $35 for a four-cup serving”, according to the WSJ. Also, the company doing the elephant poop selling is called “Black Ivory Coffee Co.” You’d think we were making this up for Halloween, except we totally aren’t.