Australian Left Review

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Consuming Passion: Canned!


Jess Walker


Only a few months ago, eating a tuna sandwich was no big deal. But there came a time when the person next to you at the sandwich shop started muttering darkly about driftnetting as you placed your lunch order. Friends who spotted you serving up Snappy Tom Tuna in Jelly to your cat shrieked in horror and disgust. Dinner guests paled and turned away from the tuna casserole or the sashimi. Suddenly tuna was on the list of 'bad guys' for the ideologically sound - or even just plain sentimental - consumer. The reason? Dolphins.