Terms like free range, cage-free, grass-fed and pasture-raised are showing up on labels everywhere. More and more people want to know how farmed animals are raised and treated. But it’s difficult to access information that can guide us in making ethical choices. Whistleblowers offer unique insights into the welfare of animals 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 and nowhere is this more evident than in animal agriculture.
Often subject to intensive confinement and transported hundreds of miles from their places of origin before arriving at slaughter facilities, factory farmed animals have little protection from harm and abuse. Whistleblowers play an important role in making sure their story gets told. Through their 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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