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Streaming Factory Farm Abuse 24/7

Written by PETA | November 10, 2010

One surprising item in the news today (h/t Treehugger) is a story about activists with the Israeli group Anonymous for Animal Rights.

For the last few years, Anonymous has been campaigning against the use of cruel battery cages on egg factory farms. Now, the group has put a hidden webcam inside a battery cage on an egg factory farm in Israel, streaming live video showing exactly what life is like for hens who are forced to live in these cramped wire-mesh cages. So far, the owners of the farm haven’t been able to locate the camera—but, as you might imagine, they’re apparently trying to find it.

As Treehugger put it (an understatement, to say the least), “It does not make for pleasant viewing.” In the short time that I watched, I saw the caged birds pecking at each other in obvious frustration, and, as is apparent from the abuse, neglect, filth, and cruelty exposed by PETA’s many undercover investigations, the situation is often even uglier for animals on factory farms.

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Written by Jeff Mackey

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  • PETA says:

    Re: Chloe. Animals raised on many “organic” or “free-range” farms suffer the same conditions that characterize factory farms. The term “organic” applies only to what the animals are fed and what kind of drugs they are given—it does not signify improvements to quality of life, cleanliness, or how the animals are housed. Animals who become ill on organic farms may also be sent to premature slaughter since farmers may be reluctant to give them antibiotics or other medicines which might prevent the “product” from being sold as organic. Most eggs labeled “free range” come from hens who are raised in dark, overcrowded sheds, much like those used to confine “broiler” chickens. Even on so-called “humane” farms, male chicks—of no use in egg “production”—are killed upon hatching, often by suffocation or being ground up alive. When they have outlived their “usefulness,” hens are killed since farmers’ need for high profits prevents them from continuing to feed and care for animals who no longer contribute to the bottom line. To find out more about The Organic and Free-Range Myth please look here:

  • Chloe says:

    What about organic eggs? Are they still bad? I eat organic eggs. They are humane. But I am against abortion.

  • Jasmine Chen says:

    oh my god! i have had it up to here with animal abusers. i work for the Cats Protection and we constantly have people dumping cats on the doorstep……… i am sick and flipping tired of animal abusers. 

  • Stop the torture! says:

    For God sake please stop the torture! How can anyone torture a helpless animals. This is cruel! Please stop torturing.

  • Brittany Scott says:

    After watching the one on Donna Karen…I dont think I can take this one too.

  • Zenna says:

    I watched a few minutes of the live feed and it’s all I could stand to see.