Animal Factory

Oprah shows inside a cow slaughterhouse http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Inside-a-Slaughterhouse-Video

Nearly all baby boy chicks are killed immediately by grinding or drowning, because they are not needed for their breast meat or to produce eggs https://www.mercyforanimals.org/hatchery/

The CDC reported in 2013 that “Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections.” 70% of antibiotics are fed to factory housed animals and not used for treating humans.

US Numbers

In the US annually over 9 billion land animals are killed for food. USDA 2015 #s: 9billion chickens, 115 pigs, 29 million cows.

A vegetarian saves more than 30 land animals, 225 fish, and 151 shellfish each year. More than an animal a day is saved!

273 lbs of flesh is eaten per American/yr.- Cow- 97 lbs, pig 68 lbs, poultry 106 lbs, and other flesh 2.2lbs.

For every 2.2 lbs of high-quality animal protein produced, livestock are fed 13 lbs of plant protein.

This site gives the number of each type of animal killed in the US each year, shows consumer attitudes towards animals as food, shows that the overwhelming number of animals killed are NOT subject to humane farming laws, shows states with Ag Gag laws,

Global Numbers

2016 UN estimates 68 billion land animals & 1-3 TRILLION fishes/year are killed for food.

This site gives a map of the most deadly countries and shows the average global water footprint of animals and their products.

Cows

Cruelty of dairy Read with more information here or podcast at (minute 21) from August 2011 here

Tail amputation of dairy cows here.

Hellish treatment of baby boy calf’s to become “veal” http://www.mercyforanimals.org/veal/ or in Colorado

Pigs

Reality of pig treatment http://pigs.mercyforanimals.org/

Cruelty of pregnancy cages for sows here

USDA Inspector General 2013 report on USDA’s failure to stop inhumane treatment and killing of pigs

Chickens

Nearly 1 million chickens and turkeys are unintentionally boiled alive each year in U.S. slaughterhouses, often because fast-moving lines fail to kill the birds before they are dropped into scalding water, Agriculture Department records show.

Cage free just means the hens must have access to outdoor areas no matter how small or inaccessible due to number of hens, it does not eliminate the unanesthetized debeaking, does not stop the inhumane transport or killing of hens.

USDA training film shows dead chickens filling with fecal soup before being sold here

Turkeys

This Video exposes cruel and filthy conditions for 25,000 female turkeys locked inside sheds at a turkey breeding factory where they spend their lives being artificially inseminated over and over again − a frightening and violent process − to continually lay eggs.

Fish

Fish are subject to a range of practices that we know would induce severe suffering if applied to other animals of whom we accept as feeling pain. This includes mainstay practices in industrialised fishing such as death by asphyxiation, live cutting practices, and forms of injury sustained by encounters with fishing gears.

Rabbits

There are little/no animal welfare rules for rabbits during their life, transport to slaughter or during slaughter.

USDA supports Big Ag not little consumer

Podcast (Vegcast 25) on how Big Dairy was told to stop lying that milk ‘Helps weight loss’

Map showing the animal factory closest to you