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Group Will Screen Gruesome Video Footage Narrated by Paul McCartney Showing Illegal Cruelty on Iowa Factory Farms
For Immediate Release:August 8, 2012
Contact:Kaitlynn Kelly 202-483-7382
Des Moines — PETA has been granted a space at this year's
Iowa State Fair (opening August 9) to screen video
footage narrated by Paul McCartney in a thought-provoking twist on the
traditional 4-H booth. Although 4-H teaches young people positive values in
other programs, its support of the cruel meat industry teaches a different
moral lesson: betrayal of those who depend on you and adherence to an
unhealthy, inhumane, and environmentally destructive diet. So PETA's four H's
stand for "hellish for animals," "hazardous to the
environment," "linked to heart attacks," and "hypocritical
for teaching kids to care about only certain animals and to disrespect
others." In the wake of Iowa's controversial new law to thwart the
public's right to know exactly what goes on inside factory farms, the booth
will screen McCartney's "Glass Walls," including video footage from
PETA's 2008 investigation of an Iowa pig farm, which documented that
supervisors and workers beat pigs with metal rods, jabbed clothespins into the
animals' eyes, and even sexually abused a pig with a cane—all evidence that led to convictions for cruelty to
When: Beginning Thursday, August 9, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Where: Iowa State Fair, 3000 E. Grand Ave., East Grandstand Exhibit Hall, Space 5, Des
"By trying to prevent people from documenting the
criminal abuse of animals on farms, Iowa is protecting criminal behavior,"
says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "Anyone who buys meat
from Iowa should have the right to know what animals went through on their way
from shed to sandwich so that they can make informed decisions—but Iowa legislators
are way too scared to allow that."
The following are just some of the abuses that PETA's
For more information, please visit PETA.org.
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