Our society is showered with images of happy animals living on farms where the cows graze in lush green fields and the chickens and pigs have the run of the barnyard. This sentimental vision of free-roaming animals living out their days in sunny fields is very far from the reality of modern day farming. The fact is that over 95% of the 650 million animals raised and slaughtered for food in Canada today are mass-produced indoors in intensive confinement systems called factory farms. These animals live miserable lives deprived of everything that is natural to them including sunlight, family and even the ability to turn around.
Watch the following animated series of brief non-graphic Meatrix movies, suitable for both children and adults alike, to get some basic information about factory farming and the industrialized modern day agricultural industry. *** Don’t forget to turn on your speakers! ***
Sadly these types of horrendous conditions are common on most Canadian factory farms.
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Factory farms not only affect animals by institutionalizing animal cruelty, they also cause massive environmental destruction and resource depletion as well as enormous human health hazards such as mad cow disease, the bird flu and swine flu, heart disease, etc.
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In essence, factory farming is an attitude that regards animals and the natural world merely as commodities to be exploited for profit.
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For more information about factory farming please visit:We would like to thank Sustainable Table and Free Range Studios for allowing us to screen the Meatrix series on our website.