Many a person has given up meat on learning about the cruelties of factory farming. Turns out it's not required...or enough.
There is something terribly wrong with the industrial agriculture system that produces almost all of our country's eggs, dairy and meat. By wrong, I mean unethical, and I am not talking about the killing part at the end of the process, but everything that precedes it. I am talking about the way farm animals are treated for the whole of their lives.
It goes by the name of factory farming because it deals with animals as just so many inanimate parts on an assembly line. The treatment involves great cruelty of a kind we outlaw for animals in pet shops and zoos. Only livestock is allowed this kind of abuse.... http://www.nrdc.org/thisgreenlife/1111.asp
NPR, December 27, 2013
- ▶ 2013 WAS THE YEAR BILLS TO CRIMINALIZE ANIMAL CRUELTY VIDEOS FAILED http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/12/19/255549796/2013-was-the-year-every-new-ag-gag-bill-failed
Alternet, December 19, 2013
- ▶ 6 CRIMES AGAINST NATURE PERPETRATED BY THE FOOD INDUSTRY : THE HORRORS OF FACTORY FARMING ARE MULTIFOLD http://www.alternet.org/food/6-crimes-against-nature-perpetrated-food-industry
WATCH: The Most Shockingly Beautiful Video About Factory Farming -- From Australia http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3123800365/watch-the-most-shockingly-beautiful-video-about-factory-farming-from-australia
What is factory farming? - Us and the planet VIDEO http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3095185024/what-is-factory-farming-us-and-the-planet-video
(CAFOs) 4.3 BILLION Confined Farm Animals Pose Environmental and Public Health Risks - AG GAG LAWS http://sco.lt/62Uh1d
Causing animals we eat to suffer coarsens us and makes us less compassionate http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3261070302/causing-animals-we-eat-to-suffer-coarsens-us-and-makes-us-less-compassionate
Ocean Robbins: Is Animal Cruelty Doomed? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ocean-robbins/animal-cruelty_b_2194615.html?utm_hp_ref=tw
Farm to Fridge - The Truth Behind Meat Production (It's Time To Stop Pretending and Wake-up to Industrial farming NOW http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/994530827/farm-to-fridge-the-truth-behind-meat-production-it-s-time-to-stop-pretending-and-wake-up-to-industrial-farming-now
Food Inc. - Full Grown Chicken In 49 Days?! http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1228118054/food-inc-full-grown-chicken-in-49-days