Congrats, CNN! Reporter Wins Award for Exposing Cruelty to Animals

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

CNN investigative correspondent Chris Frates is being awarded the Ann Cottrell Free Animal Reporting Award by the National Press Club for his work to expose animal abuse in the meat industry.

Frates’ series gave audiences an eye-opening look at the pervasive abuse and neglect that animals endure on farms. One of his reports broke PETA’s investigation of a worldwide leader in pig production, which revealed that pigs who were severely sick or injured were commonly left to suffer for days before finally dying or being hauled to slaughter.

Kudos to Chris Frates and CNN for working to expose cruelty to animals, and congratulations to them for this well-deserved award.

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