A Week of Action for Animals on Factory Farms

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

Last year, PETA helped successfully defeat a series of “ag gag” bills, which would have made it a crime to film cruelty to animals on factory farms, in Florida, Minnesota, and New York. Now, another round of these unconstitutional bills has begun—in Missouri, New York, and Utah—and it’s up to us to squelch these measures again.

Time and time again, PETA’s undercover investigations of factory farms have produced video evidence of cruelty to animals that has helped authorities prosecute the offenders. Investigators have documented that workers slammed newborn piglets’ heads into concrete floors and left them to die in agony, employees at a foie gras farm drowned female hatchlings, and workers at a turkey farm jumped on turkeys’ stomachs to make them “pop.”

Don’t let factory farms hide animal abuse behind shady laws. Here’s how you can help animals on factory farms this week:

  • No matter where you live, you can urge Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to veto his state’s “ag gag” bill.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind