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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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not Zach

So does antifreeze. What has that got to do with anything?

nolongereatingmeat

hopefully zach will try it

Patricia Garely

"The Greatness of a Nation and its MORAL progress
Can be judged by the way its animals are treated" Mahatma Ghandi

These words say it all..totally disgusted with the way our animals are treated the veal industry, turkeys, chickens, pigs, cows etc etc. Please give each of these people or should I say swine one day in the life these poor creatures. You would think that in this century animals would be treated with respect..I pray more and more people stop buying VEAL (calves), PORK, POULTRY and BEEF find another source of protein. Then there is the poor goose who is confined for PATE..Oh my God where and when does it stop

donna and lonni...

I BELIEVE THAT OLD FASHIONED FARMING IS THE BEST WAY TO GET YOUR FOOD SUPPLY, NOT THE CRAMPED CRATES WE HAVE TODAY. TOO MUCH SUFFERING, MEDICATING, AND INHUMANE TREATMENT DOESN'T MAKE A GOOD SUPPLY OF A GOOD FOOD SORCE!

dhughes

corporate claims that in order to meet the demand for animal products in the world, they must be able to produce at a very high level of production, which means consolidation and acceleration. That opens the door to all kinds of abuse, all for the sake of efficiency and profit. Man has made himself priority, to achieve his objectives he will exploit every resource and method regardless of how inhumane those measures are. There is no morality in today's world.

Barbie

Amen

La Marca Monique

factory farming is a shame, evil for animals. We should go back to traditional farming, better for everybody. Animals are living creature created by God. They are not objects.

J.E Oswald

The European community was the worst thing that ever happened for animals,live transports, brutality ,hunger and thirst, sent off to countrys who are know for brutality to animals,calves taken to early form the mother and Pigs who spend a life crated in cages to fatten them up before the kill,horses loaded on lorrys from Poland down to Italy were they arrived half dead before being brutaly mishandled This is why I have been Vegetarian and now Vegan since 1991.The meat industry and the governments only interest is finacial profits but more and more people are stopping to eat meat because they feel responsible for this diabolical disgusting inhumane cruelty to animals!

John A.

I loathe all cruelty, to animals and humans alike, even trees and plants! Yet the EU is NOT responsible for everything : turning this into a political issue does not make sense. There are EU laws in the field of treatment and transport. If you want to find organised cruelty and crime involving defenceless animals, maybe look to Asia, South America, Turkey, even Canada (infamous for its seal-hunt) to mention only those. No such things as "dog-meat restaurants", "bear-bile farms" or "tiger-bone farms" in the Europe, thank goodness. And once abuse is reported it can be stopped, since there ARE laws!

Evi Seidman

If you receive this directly from the ASPCA, this information is not new to you. But, let US email it to those on our personal contact lists that we know are not ALREADY attuned to the facts of factory farming: friends who don't shop for food conscientiously, associates who have not yet begun to think about their own accountability in the food production nightmare, AND to our local civic leaders who must be inspired and prodded in order to help lead our home communities to effective reforms.

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