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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Lois Perkins

Stop this terrible treatment of animals on factory farms.There's no excuse for it. Animals have rights too!


I live on a farm, but our animals have space, are taken care of, and are treated 100% better than this. stop the torture and revise these farms so that the animals can live better lives.

Timothy Shanahan

This is the reason I only eat white meat.


NO animal whether a pet or a farm animal should ever be treated inhumanely! If you feel you want to hurt an animal don't get a pet or if you have a farm always treat you animals humanely. Every animal deserves to be treated with love because they give us so much love. Every pet deserves a forever home with love not hurt!!!!


I believe that the bible is man made written but their are some quotes in there that God wants to protect all living creatures. Noah`s ark. That tells it all. We as Humans should have compassion for all living things. What the hell is wrong with people. I love animals and Humans who torture innocent animals should suffer forever. Do you value your life? So do animals. Think before you eat or wear them. Shame on Humans.


My belief is that the Bible is the infallible word of God. Unfortunately people can twist that around to their beliefs and interpret it in many different ways to make it say what they want it to say. So let God be their judge - He does not want animals to be treated in any way other than with the love they give us. "What goes around, comes around."


You guy are great: inteligent, compassionate .my respect for you and your great heart :lets get together and do some big so we can change a little bit of this CRUEL WORLD.

Robin Castellanos

I think some humans should be changed into animals and treated as they treat animals. I guarantee you they would not harm an animal again. Animals have feelings and feel pain as we do. They get no voice in the treatment they receive as we humans do.


We humans are just another species on this planet. Some species are carnivores and some are herbivores. We are carnivores, but I believe we can produce, nurture and consume animals in a humane way. Give them respect and appreciation for what they can provide us and allow them a life free from abuse and mistreatment until the time comes to offer them a swift and pain-free end.

David A. Hereaux