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Factory Farms: Basically Playpens for Animals

Written by PETA | August 16, 2010
Kiley Stinson may or may not have been raised in a sow stall.
 Kiley Stinson

Kiley Stinson, an intern for an agriculture site, recently blogged about picking up a vegetarian/vegan starter kit from one of PETA’s stands in D.C. Here’s her confounding attempt to defend factory farms:






“If animal rights activists are so appalled to the idea of young animals being kept in a pen, were they not one of the millions of kids whose parents used playpens when they were growing up? Play pens protect children from wandering off away from their parents, and provides (sic) a safe place to nap, play or snack. Hmm… sounds similar (sic) to how farmers keep their animals safe and happy.”

Here’s a glimpse of animals in their “playpens.”

If that’s the best argument factory-farm advocates have, no wonder we’re winning!

Written by Joel Bartlett

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  • sheila says:

    You are just a STUPID STUPID GIRL!!

  • maureen says:

    Gee Kiley my play pen was big enough for 4 childrenhave you ever seen a mother sow crammed into a half of a bath tub with 6 to 10 babies in it with her. Get real you have got to be young very young because you obviously do not know what you are speaking of. Log on to some of the videos here and you will see for yourself what goes on and after you can write another analogy on what is actually happening.But in the mean time get your facts straight and stop allowing your bosses to make a JACKASS out of you.

  • ryan says:

    It’s not always like that. Ecofarming and freerange hen farms are NOT like that. That’s a mass production thing. Go ecofarming.

  • Alanna says:

    hahahahahah what an idiot!!! LMAO!! Is this seriously the best she can come up with….playpens?!?!? OMG she really needs an education!!! hahahahaha

  • Anon says:

    Kiley an idiot. Me upset because my IQ just dropped several points reading that stupid statement. Ignorance is an ugly color on you Kiley.

  • Sylvie says:

    All i can say is your a complete disgrace Kiley .. eating meat is one thing but defending an obviously cruel conduct puts you very very low for me! You clearly have no shame ..or heart for that matter

  • jjkk says:

    The sad thing here is that Kiley Stinson is being used by an agriculture lobby that laughs at ignorant people like herself and does not care if she destroys her health eating hormone and drug laced meat and milk as long as the agriculture industry keeps getting rich. Kiley is what may be called a “tool.” They tell lies for liars.

  • enviremental says:

    . . . And slaughterhouses are daycares . . . I bet that’s how she sees it.

  • VeggieMonster says:

    Wow. Playpens? Play? They can’t even turn around in there! And I agree with everybody else who have commented. Especially Rev. Meg Schramm

  • Bobbie says:

    Is she for real???? I’ve heard some stupid thinks coming out of stupid people but this is the best I agree she is a moron!

  • Carla* says:

    Shame on you Kiley!! You pickedup a veg starter kit which is a start but act on it by putting it down. You should have followed your heart and educated yourself first before spewing lies. I guess who you work for tells the whole story!!

  • Michele says:

    And to continue with Rev. Meg’s analogy above we were not kept in playpens and cribs until it was time for slaughter! Farmers aren’t keeping these animals safe! They are a commodity only and are only being kept in pens as long as they are producing eggs or milk or are being fattened up to become food.

  • Jolee Edmondson says:

    Maybe Kiley should spend some time with the animals in one of those factoryfarm “playpens” and join in on all the fun.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    I may have been put in a playpen when I was a baby but I can assure Kiley I was not crammed in one with 20 other babies I was not fed by having food dumped on top of me and I was not left to live in my own excrement and that of others for months at a time. What an ignorant uneducated statement! If I were a supervisor at an animal care facility and Kiley wrote that as part of an application essay I would not even interview her. I would thank her for her time and show her the door. She needs to get out of her ivory tower and see what the life of an animal raised for food in this country is really like.