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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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Roxane

Not to be contentious, but how can you say you haven't eaten meat in 30 years but just now stopped eating chicken? Since when is chicken (or fish, for that matter) vegetable-based? You're a meat eater that was fooling herself into believing that she wasn't so she could feel smug.

For those other meat-eating vegetarians - do you wear leather? Wool? Fur? All of those things are gained at the suffering of animals.

katy howell

i agree 100%. unreal, sick, cruelity bye inhuman hands. blow the whistle LOUD

bakunian

We are humans and it is worst than being called animal. Animal don't kill for profit or fun there are no obese lions or wolfs in natural habitat. Our only contribution to this once beautiful planet is plastic.

theresa

Its absolutely horrible, and I agree the people and companies that do this should be punished, putting them in that type of situation and endure the same. that should be the punishment. I think it also does something to the meat, animals having to endure that type of stuff

Dayna

I would love to volunteer to inflict the so SUB-HUMANS

Dayna

I would love to volunteer to inflict the so SUB-HUMANS

LOIS SAM

THEY ARE GODS CREATURES, THEY SHOULD BE TREATED WITH RESPECT AND ALLOWED TO HAVE THE FREEDOM GOD WANTS THEM TO. YOU MAY BE GETTING AWAY WITH THIS NOW BUT UUUUU WILL BE JUDGED. THE ANIMALS SHOULD BE TAKEN FROM THEM AND THEY SHOULD BE PUT OUT OF BUSINESS. I DOUBT GIVING THEM FINES WILL HELP. SEE WHAT GREED DOES?

Natalie Jarnstedt

Unfortunately, with so much money at stake in the "animal business", lobbyists for puppy mills and the pet shop industry, even legislators prefer to turn a blind eye to the cruelty and line their pockets, laughing all the way to the bank. When a lie is told often enough, how well animals are treated in those hellholes, the lie becomes fact, especially with the money in the equation!

Jon Zaid

All animal farming is brutal. Animals are sentient beings and we have no right to keep them captive and kill them under ANY conditions. Go Vegan!

Zach

haha meat tastes good.

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