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WATCH: The Most Shockingly Beautiful Video About Factory Farming

WATCH: The Most Shockingly Beautiful Video About Factory Farming

Animals Australia has launched a new campaign to end “factory farming” of pigs and chickens. According to The Australian, Animals Australia campaign director Lyn White said in an internal email that factory farming is the biggest cause of animal cruelty today.

White says, “We know that factory faming only exists because their secrets are secured behind high walls and closed doors—and that an informed community would not knowingly support such cruelty.”

Just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas, the celebrity-endorsed campaign aims to change consumers’ buying habits to promote widespread change. Animals Australia is encouraging consumers to buy their holiday meat and eggs from farms where animals are kept in more humane conditions or to go meat-free entirely.

Here’s the video they released with the campaign:

The campaign’s announcement was met with criticism by the pork and egg industries for failing to mention important points about animal welfare and the realities of farm life for animals, as reported in the Syndey Morning Herald.

Australian Pork spokeswoman Emily Mackintosh says the industry would phase out sow stalls by 2017 at at he cost of $50 million. The time and cost are due to environmental and planning regulations and investing in new facilities. Mackintosh reports one in three sows in the nation are already stall-free.

The Australian Egg Corporation Limited managing director James Kellaway agrees the campaign was misguided. He argues caged hens live longer, healthier lives, free of predators. Animals Australia, however, claims that the tight cages leave animals virtually unable to move and that animals are bred to unnatural and unhealthy sizes, which causes health problems.

Animals Australia ultimately promotes a vegan lifestyle, and if more consumers reduce their consumption of animals, then the industry will have less pressure to mass produce and can keep prices low.

Where the two sides seem to be in agreement is that consumers should and must make the ultimate decision based on information, not manipulation. The question is: who is manipulating whom?


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3 comments on “WATCH: The Most Shockingly Beautiful Video About Factory Farming”

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Ruth McCoskey
5 Years Ago

I just shared this wonderful video on my FB page. It doesn't show graphic slaughtering but gave me a meaningful video to share with my meat eating family and friends. Thank you for producing a video that is compassionate enough to make people think and not graphic enough to make them vomit.

Senator Paul Muegge
5 Years Ago

I am farmer with much livestock exposure and when I first witnessed the factory farming scene, my thoughts were, this to shall pass, but I has not and when corporate interest began to invest, it was game over as far as the creatures were concerned. As a public official I listened to the concerns of my rural constrituents. The one issue was that factory farming was not just about confinement of animals and birds, but a dominance of the neighborhoods where they established the hugh operations and the possible environmentatl degadation of their footprint. Agriculture in general bought into these production systems and the academics touted the effiencies as low cost food. Then came the total intergration of the production chains and this type of a food producing enterprise replaced the total market place and competition in the market place was gone only to be replaced by the corporate dons and their enforcement goons to make sure the farmer was relegated to a hog house janitor. In 1998 I engaged in hand to hand combat with the factory farming interest and was responsible to Oklahoma legislation that provided a small degree of regulations concerning the environmental challenges of production agriculture. At that point in time I became the target of the corporate goons and their legions of supporters. My reward was National Honors for challenging the corporate food producers and later named a John F. Kennedy Profiles in courage honoree. To this day I am branded as anti agriculture and now we are faced with the chemical farming scene and its vast array of global dominance by the Monsanto's. Once again all in the name of cheap food to feed the hungry masses. The consumers of food must now take up the fight and tell the market place we want a different world than the one that is sold to us in the name of globalization for all. Keep the Faith. Senator Paul Muegge

29 Oct 2012

Thank you Senator Muegge for your progressive legislation in favour of a better and healthier planet. I have a few questions regarding factory farming, would you be amenable to providing a response via email? Thank you once again for your efforts in effecting change. R.Elizabeth G. Saa @saaliz1

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