29 Jun '11, 1pm

Are Organic Farms As Cruel As Conventional? (Video)

Are Organic Farms As Cruel As Conventional? (Video)

PETA reports that secret filming by Dutch animal activists has found cruelty to be "just as prevalent" on organic farms as conventional ones. The group Ongehoord (translation "Unheard") filmed 26 pig farms, and found animals in distress on all of them, including those certified organic and/or carrying the "Better Life" stamp from the Dutch SPCA: Video taken on a farm belonging to a supposed advocate of humane housing for pigs shows baby pigs left dying, a sick sow left unattended while suffering a miscarriage, a struggling pig who was unable to stand, and pigs as they cannibalize sick cratemates. Ongehoord says that its investigation proves that all types of farmers "create a false picture of the pig industry" and that there is still no such thing as "humane meat." It is, of course, hard to verify the exact circumstances in which these images were taken. Are pigs confined ...

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