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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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Christine

This is an excellent video and resource to share with those who turn away from the graphic undercover footage.

Mandy

I totally agree, since people use every excuse in the book to avoid anything that might make them feel "sad or bad". This cartoon movie will help those people to understand without making them really "see" the results of factory farming.

Mandy

I totally agree, since people use every excuse in the book to avoid anything that might make them feel "sad or bad". This cartoon movie will help those people to understand without making them really "see" the results of factory farming.

E.goodman

Please let the general public know and hear about this in every possible way! Same with puppy mills. Until there is enough outrage, nothing will change. Billboards, posters, tv , full pages in major newspapers! Too many people are unaware, complacent, and thoughtless. Where is our president on this? Where is the Pope's voice?

Marianne

I didn't watch it either because I already know how horribly farm animals are treated. I'm a vegetarian but I have nothing against eating meat. I have said for many years that we just don't need to torture our food before killing it.

Evi Seidman

But Maryann, this video is remarkably "watchable." It tells the truth about what we know is the reality inside the hideous factory farms but the animation does it with 1-step of abstraction. It is possible to watch this video, to visualize the insanity and inherent secrecy of Big Ag's methods, and so it is possible to "get it" and become informed and persuaded. Please re-consider watching it. I hope you will want to share it with others. Thanks.

Evi Seidman

But Maryann, this video is remarkably "watchable." It tells the truth about what we know is the reality inside the hideous factory farms but the animation does it with 1-step of abstraction. It is possible to watch this video, to visualize the insanity and inherent secrecy of Big Ag's methods, and so it is possible to "get it" and become informed and persuaded. Please re-consider watching it. I hope you will want to share it with others. Thanks.

Christine

Thank you very much for this video that I can share with those who turn away from the graphic undercover footage. I feel the undercover footage is the most powerful tool, but this video is a great resource to be able to share with those who automatically turn away from the graphic footage.

Amelia

While I am an advocate for humane treatment of all creatures, the sad reality is to mass produce enough food for the world (because the US does export), agriculture has to maximize not only space, but also time to effectively provide enough food for the population. How do you think we get beef? Feed lots. Broilers are raised in poultry houses and ready for market in 6 weeks. A lot of this is dictated by the consumer. It is also why we have GMO products. There are a lot of factors involved.

Anna Pylant

UR preaching to the choir with me. I did not want to watch video animal cruelty upsets me way too much and I have seen cruelty videos in the past to know what to expect. I only wanted to sign petitition, but had trbl. Finding it without watching horrific video,so I probably won't be able to sign it?

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