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
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 "Animal Concentration Camps" - When Everything Becomes a Commodity for the Bottom-Line http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2428996999/cafos-animal-concentration-camps-when-everything-becomes-a-commodity-for-the-bottom-line
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