Long story short here, an undercover investigation of Smithfield Foods factory farm revealed horrendous conditions. Their pigs are mistreated, abused, and ‘grown’ in horrendous conditions using ‘gestation crates’. Please read the full article from Yahoo! here.
I’m not a vegetarian, I do eat meat, but regardless of their purpose animals must be treated fairly and humanely. Whether they are pets,working animals, wild animals, or animals bred for food, their time on this Earth must be spent in humane, sanitary, comfortable conditions. The treatment Smithfield shows its animals is simply unacceptable.
Smithfield claimed in 2007 that they were going to stop the inhumane practice of using gestation crates, but two years later reversed course because they were losing money. Proof that they are just another money hungry, heartless corporation concerned not with what’s right, but with what makes them the most money.
Take a look at the undercover video shot over the period of 30 days. And please boycott all Smithfield products. Paula Deen, it’s time for you to drop your support for Smithfield.
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More info directly from the Humane Society here.