|Posted by The Humane Society of The United States
It can be hard to believe, but I’ve seen it time and again.
Animals crammed into cages no bigger than their bodies, mistreated by abusers, left to suffer from untreated injuries and disease, or sent to an agonizing death because they were not properly stunned on a speedy slaughter line.
Over the years, our undercover investigations have captured food safety violations, unsafe working conditions and outright cruelty at a multitude of meat, dairy and egg facilities.
Of course if it were up to the industry, you wouldn’t be hearing about any of this.
Jean, Big Ag is trying to keep you in the dark by passing bills to prohibit whistleblowing on factory farms. Compassionate people like you have the right to know when companies exploit animals for profit. Please, stand with us today by making a gift for animals in need.
Rather than implement better business practices, industry is going state by state, introducing ag-gag bills that would hide inhumane, potentially hazardous conditions on factory farms. It would only seem fair that companies engaged in cruel or unsafe behavior face the scrutiny of the public, but big meat producers are paying lobbyists to make sure that doesn’t happen.
This industry’s audacity doesn’t end there. The New York Times recently revealed that your tax dollars are going to fund animal research centers that specialize in boosting Big Ag’s bottom line. At one of these federally-funded facilities, thousands of animals were allowed to starve to death, pigs were locked in steam chambers until they perished, and newborn lambs were left to freeze, be taken by predators, or get battered to death by hail: All this to see if already-abused animals can be made more profitable.
In the past few weeks alone, The HSUS has fought against ag-gag bills in six states and worked with members of Congress to introduce The Animal Welfare in Agricultural Research Endeavors (AWARE) Act, which would protect animals used in agricultural experiments at federal facilities. Our fight is far from over though. We’ll be up against even more challenges in the coming months — and we need your help to win these battles. Keep us on the offensive by making an emergency gift today.
Thanks to you, we’ve been able to bring some of factory farming’s darkest cruelties to light. Your support has allowed us to uncover the extreme confinement of pigs and feeding of piglets to their mothers at Iron Maiden Hog Farm in Kentucky, the abuse of animals by workers at Wyoming Premium Farms, which lead to criminal convictions, and the shocking mistreatment of downer cattle used in our nation’s school lunch program, which resulted in the largest meat recall in U.S. history.
Jean, we need to keep working to ensure that animal welfare and consumer safety don’t fall by the wayside. That’s why I’m calling on you to show your support today. Together, we’ll confront corporations that abuse animals on factory farms, people who mistreat dogs in puppy mills, those who club baby seals to death in the name of fashion and all others who benefit from the inhumane treatment of animals.
Thank you for your support and compassion.