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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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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.

Dlpace

That is my answer to people who use the "God gave us dominion" argument to justify their meat-based diet. God certainly never intended us to torture the animals He entrusted to us.

Barbara

Amen - and one can only hope that all those poor abused animals get to stand by our Maker and watch and cheer as He condemns their torturers to "you know where."

Nicole Passehl

Agreed Frank! I grew up on a farm and we treated our livestock better than most people treat their pets. First thing in the morning, they were cared for before we ate and they were all cared for before we went to bed. It wasn't any more work or money to treat them well, so the cruelty is a choice. My mom still keeps a few chickens for eggs for all of us and guess what? They are kinda spoiled! There are good farmers out there who respect the animals and treat them well, so don't give up on all farming.

Nicole Passehl

Agreed Frank! I grew up on a farm and we treated our livestock better than most people treat their pets. First thing in the morning, they were cared for before we ate and they were all cared for before we went to bed. It wasn't any more work or money to treat them well, so the cruelty is a choice. My mom still keeps a few chickens for eggs for all of us and guess what? They are kinda spoiled! There are good farmers out there who respect the animals and treat them well, so don't give up on all farming.

Haley

I agree fully

MONICA HERDOIZA...

RIGHT ON THE MONEY SAMANTHA. HUMANS ARE NOT EVEN ANIMALS/ THEY ARE GARBAGE ,JUST PURSUING THEIR OWN AMBITIONS AND SELFISHNESS.

Ellie

Why would the despicable abuse of animals surprise anyone when people abuse children and kill innocent babies in utero without a second thought?

Barbara

I couldn't agree with you more. We abuse our standing as humans when we abuse animals lower on the ladder. They, like us, are sentient beings that have families, feel pain and suffering, joy and happiness. As Mahatma Gandhi once said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Sadly there is vast room for improvement.

Brenda

Amen to that. This world is just full of brutal, sick people. I did not watch the video either. I have not eaten meat for over 30 ears and just know stopped eaten chicken which I should have done it yrs ago also. God help us all. These sick, sick people are not human they are beast, what makes them do the things they do God only know.

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