Terms like cage-free, natural, pasture-raised and now even “bioengineered” are showing up on meat and fish labels. More and more people want to know how farmed animals are developed, raised and treated. But it’s difficult to access reliable information that can guide us in making ethical choices. Whistleblowers offer unique insights into the welfare of meat animals and fish raised for food.
Life on the “farm” is not what it used to be. Modern-day agriculture is a radical departure from the iconic images of cows, pigs and chickens roaming freely beside nearby fields of vegetables. Today’s agricultural system more closely resembles a car assembly line. Nowhere is this more evident than in animal agriculture.
Often subject to intensive confinement and brutal conditions in transport. Factory farm animals are driven hundreds of miles from their places of origin before arriving at slaughter facilities. These animals have little protection from harm and abuse. Whistleblowers play an important role in making sure their story gets told. Through whistleblower disclosures, and often aided by video and audio recordings, courageous truth-tellers show what’s really happening behind the scenes.Read More
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