20 Mar '12, 10am

Animal Abuse in Factory Farms is the Norm, Not the Exception

Animal Abuse in Factory Farms is the Norm, Not the Exception

Last year I wrote about research that shows that cows have best friends and suffer when separated . What was surprising about that study was not the results themselves—but the fact that people found this news at all. We have become so desensitized to animal cruelty and industrial processing of farm animals, that most of us—myself included—need reminding that farm animals are sentient beings little different from our beloved pets at home. As evidenced by the outcry when a TV chef equated eating pork with eating puppies , the majority of us meat and dairy eaters would desperately like to hold on to the notion that farm animals are somehow "different", and hence can be treated as a pure commodity. Riffing off the book Every Twelve Seconds by Tim Pachirat, Mark Bittman penned an excellent piece last week in the New York Times, explaining the human cost of animal suffering , an...

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