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Factory Farming Video: The Brutal Basics of Modern Farms

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 11:45am
Factory Farming Video: The Brutal Basics of Modern Farms

Confine, medicate and mass-produce: This is the basic operating strategy of America’s factory farms, and it’s very bad news for farm animals. Today the ASPCA is releasing a new animated video that tells the chilling story of how modern, industrial agriculture practices defy common sense and cut corners—and how the industry follows that up by pushing for state laws to hide the rampant animal cruelty.

 “Ag-gag” bills are attempts to criminalize efforts to investigate illegal or unethical activities—like animal abuse, food safety violations and unsafe working conditions—taking place on factory farms. Ag-gag legislation is sweeping this country like an epidemic, with almost half of all states having proposed these unconstitutional bills that would punish those who would speak truth to power. The ASPCA is fighting to block these bills wherever they appear.

Help us by watching the video, signing this anti-ag-gag petition to your state lawmakers, and sharing both with your friends!

Whistleblowers have brought to light horrendous cruelty and sickening conditions on factory farms. The American public deserves to know where our food is coming from, and the ASPCA is committed to improving the lives of farm animals—but these fundamental protections can’t be achieved  when it’s a crime to simply expose the truth. It’s time for lawmakers to stop protecting Big Ag and start supporting American values like transparency, a safe food supply and animal welfare. 

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DogMom5

You're correct, Shay. God created animals and loves them more than any human can. He tells us to take care of them; not harm, hurt or mistreat them in any way. All the evil done to people and animals is from people with hard, dark hearts; it is NOT from God. "Proverbs 12:10 - A righteous [man] regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked [are] cruel." Don't blame Him for the wickedness of people.

Virginia

So true! God did not create animals for our needs nor entertaiment. Or to wear for fashion Yes MAN is the dangerous animal of all!

Maggie

Actually, the Word of God (The Bible, which includes Genesis 3) WAS written by humans, BUT through the Holy Spirit, and God, they were inspired and given knowledge and guidance of how to write it. The Bible is the inspired Word of God.
It is good to do research before stating opinions!

Roxane

I agree with Laura. Humans wrote Gen 3 to justify every bad behavior they have.

LEE

A fine observation that would make perfect sense to most clear thinkers.unfortunately the dumbing down of society, has prevented most people from making decisions without an instruction manual,delivered by those with hidden interests.

Maggie

Actually, the Word of God (The Bible, which includes Genesis 3) WAS written by humans, BUT through the Holy Spirit, and God, they were inspired and given knowledge and guidance of how to write it. The Bible is the inspired Word of God.
It is good to do research before stating opinions!

Vivienne Ben-Shir

You have to believe in a god to believe that!

Nan

God also gave man dominion over children, woman, other races and just plain ANYTHING that God didn't like at the time. Reading the Bible paints an endless bloodbath with the "Chosen People" free to sacrifice even babies for the pleasure of God. Believing that a supreme being desires this for his creations is simply impossible for a loving person to understand. Only mankind could be so heartless !

Sandra57

I believe God loved all creatures and "trusted" humankind to take care of them. Seems that trust was misplaced majorly!! But, of course, as was pointed out the Bible was written by humans.

catherine

Most of the factory farmed animals apparently end up at fast food chains, cheap restaurants and frozen-food aisles, which in any other place and time in history, would have been expelled from society for fraudulently selling "food". Thank you ASPCA for your great work.

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