Mark Middleton of Animal Visuals has created yet another fantastic web resource. His newest project is a map and list of factory farm investigations.
He describes the project:
“The map [...] locates factory farms that animal protection groups have exposed through undercover investigations. Among the findings of these investigations are animals living in filthy conditions, animals intensively confined for their entire lives, animals mutilated without painkillers, sick and suffering animals left to languish for extended periods, violations of animal welfare and food safety regulations, and egregious criminal acts of animal torture. Viewed individually, the actions shown might be dismissed as isolated incidents. Taken together, however, they reveal a pattern of disregard for animal welfare and routine cruelty-to-animals throughout animal agriculture. They also reveal that many legal, standard agricultural procedures are unconscionably cruel and cause prolonged suffering for animals. Many standard practices in animal agriculture must change, and new laws are needed in order to enforce basic standards of welfare for animals. There are currently no federal laws protecting the welfare of animals on farms.”
Take a look at the map and list of videos here: http://www.animalvisuals.org/investigations
Also, a similar list exists at the Vegan Outreach website: http://www.veganoutreach.org/video/. Vegan Outreach introduces the list as follows:
“Text and pictures can’t begin to describe the overcrowding and confinement, the stench, the racket, the extremes of heat and cold, the attacks and even cannibalism, the hunger and starvation, the disease…the horror of every day of their lives. Some of these videos do a somewhat better job, but still fail to convey the reality.”
If ever you need compelling evidence of the animal neglect and abuse that occurs on factory farms, please look to these lists. Share widely!
And for doubters, please go investigate the farms yourself. See it first-hand with your own eyes. You have a right to know the truth.