According to a recent ASPCA survey, 94% of Americans agree that food animals deserve to be free from abuse and cruelty. Yet in most states, food animals are specifically excluded from laws prohibiting cruelty to animals!
Factory farmed animals are fed routine doses of antibiotics, whether they are sick or not. Eighty percent of all antibiotics used in the U.S. are fed to livestock, and factory farms have become breeding grounds for antibiotic resistant bacteria, which are killing nearly 100,000 Americans every year. We’ve turned our farms into biological weapons factories.
Worst of all, in 2006 the U.S. government caved into the food industry and passed the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Now people who protest factory farms through peaceful civil disobedience can be arrested and punished as terrorists. Are you willing to put up with this?