by Hinda Mitchell
Over the past decade, livestock and poultry farms across the United States have been under siege by animal rights groups who use a certain tactic – the shooting and release of undercover video – to advance their agenda of ending the consumption of meat, milk and eggs. In the early years, they restricted their activities to breaking into farms at night and shooting video in one visit. More recently, these groups have resorted to a modified approach – getting undercover workers hired at local farms, where they then work for extended periods of time, engaging with on-farm workers and shooting undercover video.
While there has been much speculation about whether the animal abuse seen on much of the undercover footage is staged or is incited by the cameraman, the end result is still the same. And for animal agriculture, it perpetuates the challenge we face each day – ensuring our consumer believes in how we farm, in how we produce food, and that we are firmly committed to responsible care of our animals.… Continue readingRead More »