March 2011 Archives

The fine folks at Our Hen House recently sat down with Mercy For Animals' Founder and Executive Director, Nathan Runkle, for the first installment of their "Gay Animal Series." This new series highlights the important parallels between the gay rights and animal rights movements.

For years, MFA has been advocating compassion and diversity at gay pride parades and festivals around the country, bringing home the message that "No One Is Free When Others Are Oppressed." For more information on how you can make the switch to a compassionate vegan diet, visit

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In January of last year, MFA released hidden-camera footage of extreme cruelty to animals documented during an undercover investigation at Willet Dairy, the largest dairy operation in New York, exposing the following abuses perpetrated on a routine basis:

  • Workers burning out the horns and slicing off the tails of calves without anesthesia
  • Cows confined indoors in herds so densely packed or stalls so small that they could not move freely
  • "Downed" cows - those too sick or injured to stand - left to languish for weeks before they died or were killed
  • Workers kicking, punching and electrically shocking cows and calves
  • Cows with debilitating leg injuries, abscesses, open wounds and prolapsed uteruses, many caked with feces
  • Workers injecting cows with a controversial bovine growth hormone used to increase milk production

Just this week, it was announced that MFA's investigation had resulted in a criminal animal cruelty conviction of a longtime Willet Dairy employee, Phil Niles. Niles, who was given free reign by company management to brutalize and torment animals at Willet Dairy for 19 years, was caught on tape bragging about stomping on animals, bashing in the brains of a bull with a 2 by 4 and cracking animals' skulls with wrenches while they were immobilized in headlock devices. But it was only after MFA's investigation that the company and law enforcement officials were forced to bring this animal abuser to justice. Niles was arrested, pled guilty to animal cruelty - a misdemeanor charge - and was ordered to pay $555 and not to have contact with animals for one year.

Willet_Downers_3.jpgThe cruelties uncovered during the Willet investigation were so shocking they generated national headlines, exposing dairy's dark side to millions of Americans on such programs as Nightline and ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer. ABC later won a Genesis Award for its groundbreaking and daring exposé. Following the release of the investigation, Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal proposed a statewide ban on tail docking and Leprino Foods, which supplies cheese to Domino's, Papa John's and Pizza Hut, decided to drop Willet Dairy as a milk supplier. Also in response to the investigation, Willet Dairy claims to have ended its practice of tail docking, demonstrating the outdated practice is completely unnecessary, and has begun to use painkillers before burning the budding horns out of the skulls of calves.

Reeling from the fallout of this damning investigation, the dairy industry and the New York Department of Agriculture orchestrated an effort to repair Willet's damaged reputation by coordinating a "team of experts," including Willet Dairy's own consulting veterinarian, to tour the facility and issue statements that the facility "meets or exceeds industry standards." Unfortunately, as this case graphically illustrates, the industry standard is blatant animal abuse. Not a single federal law provides protection to animals during their miserable lives on factory farms, which means the common dairy industry practices of subjecting animals to a lifetime of intensive confinement, cutting off their tails and burning their horns out of their skulls without painkillers, and ripping newborn calves from their mothers' sides is not only completely standard, but legal.

However, compassionate consumers can take immediate action to help end the routine cruelties perpetrated by the dairy industry simply by going vegan.

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Controversy continues to broil over state legislation attempting to ban the filming of factory farms. Following the Des Moines Register's editorial decrying an Iowa bill on constitutional grounds, dedicated animal advocate and television news journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell has spoken out against these shameful efforts to criminalize undercover investigations.

On her Headline News Network (HLN) show, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, Jane recently focused on the harsh realities of factory farming and the crucial role of undercover investigations in bringing animal suffering to light. Using Mercy For Animals' investigative footage of pregnant pigs crammed into gestation crates and dairy farm workers stabbing cows with pitchforks, Jane condemned the kind of cruelty that agribusiness desperately hopes to conceal in the courtroom.

Jane was joined by Paul Shapiro of The Humane Society of the United States. Discussing the motivation behind pro-factory farm legislation in Iowa and Florida, Mr. Shapiro explained: "These are outrageous bills that are intended to keep the American public in the dark when it comes to the routine cruelty that animals face on factory farms." He added: "We need to let our legislators know that we want to see reform of these animal factories, not pushing them further and further into secrecy."

If you haven't already, please take action by filling out this form and voicing your concerns to Iowa's lawmakers. Politely urge them to vote against this misguided legislation that would silence whistleblowers, while helping the meat, egg, and dairy industries to abuse farmed animals away from the public's view.

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Looking to join the ranks of the increasingly popular Meatless Monday movement? Former MFA intern Eitan Fischer and the Yale Animal Welfare Alliance created this excellent video to encourage the addition of more vegetarian options on campus:

The Meatless Monday movement is one of the fastest growing vegetarian campaigns, asking people to "one day a week, cut out meat" - and more and more people are doing just that. Dozens of schools, hospitals, universities and municipalities, along with a growing list of celebrities, business leaders, scientists and politicians, have endorsed Meatless Mondays to protect farmed animals, conserve the environment, and promote healthy eating.

Why meatless? Chickens, pigs and cows are every bit as capable of feeling pain, suffering and joy as the cats and dogs we know and love, yet not a single federal law protects these animals during their lives on factory farms - meaning billions of animals are subjected to extreme confinement, mutilations without painkillers, abusive handling, and violent slaughter.  

To learn more about the realities of factory farming, watch MFA's new 12-minute documentary, Farm to Fridge.

Visit for free meatless recipes, nutrition information, and tips on transitioning to a plant-based diet.

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After making an appearance on the much anticipated vegan episode of The Oprah Show, Kathy Freston recently took her Veganist message to another daytime television heavy-hitter: The Ellen Degeneres Show. Ellen, who is a proud vegan, sent the healthy-living guru Freston to a viewer's home to help a family live better and cook healthier by transitioning to a healthy and compassionate vegan diet.

Kathy Freston shares with the family the many benefits of foregoing fatty meats, dairy and eggs, including losing weight, and avoiding cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Kathy, who has coined the term "veganist," advises that transitioning to a vegan diet doesn't demand perfection but an intention toward "taking steps in the direction of the kind of person you want to be."

Celebrated vegan chef and Conscious Cook author Tal Ronnen also visited the Ellen viewer's home to teach the family how to prepare delicious meat-free meals by putting a vegan spin on the family's favorite taco dish. By using Gardein "beef" strips, Tal demonstrated to the family, including three small children, that you don't have to sacrifice your favorite flavors or dishes to have great-tasting family meatless meals.

For more information on how you can introduce great-tasting vegan meals to your family, please visit

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animalawpic.jpgOn Tuesday, Matt Rice, MFA's Director of Operations, joined a panel of experts at the Chicago Bar Association, along with Paul Shapiro, Senior Director of Factory Farming Campaigns at The Humane Society of the United States, and Cheryl Leahy, General Counsel for Compassion Over Killing, for a seminar and lecture series titled Factory Farm Cruelty: Advocacy on Behalf of Farm Animals.

Moderated by Valerie Schramm, Esq., Chair of the Chicago Bar Association's Animal Law Committee, the program exposed the abuses suffered by animals in factory farms and slaughterhouses, and drew attention to cruel practices considered standard in the meat, dairy, and egg industries through a discussion of the investigations and prosecutions of farmed animal abuse cases and an examination of the extent to which federal and state laws apply to farmed animals.

The program highlighted the need for increased legal protections for farmed animals and included a powerful call to action following a screening of Farm to Fridge. Dozens of lawyers learned that not a single federal law protects animals during their lives on factory farms and that most states specifically exclude farmed animals from anti-cruelty protection. This utter lack of legal protection allows farmers to inflict unimaginable suffering on billions of animals -- cruelty that would warrant felony-level cruelty to animals charges, if the victims were dogs or cats.

Interested in learning more about animal law and helping pass important animal protection measures? Visit for a wealth of information regarding a wide variety of animal issues, including case law, and anti-cruelty statutes.

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4018547356_775e3cfd73.jpgAs pro-factory farm legislators in Iowa work to pass laws that would criminalize whistleblowers and shield factory farms from public scrutiny, Iowans are coming out in force against these outrageous bills. A few days ago, the Des Moines Register ran an editorial titled "Reporting Facts Not A Crime," stating, "This restraint of free speech cannot be squared with either the U.S. or the Iowa constitutions."

The editorial continues, "The government should not have the power to penalize anyone for publishing or distributing information on issues of public concern. The law should allow the people to see what happens in these facilities and to judge for themselves whether what goes on is right or wrong."

Luckily, most people agree. According to a recent survey, the majority of Iowans oppose these ludicrous bills. But that may not be enough to stop them from becoming law. Please take a moment to fill out this form and contact Iowa's legislators to politely urge them to vote against this dangerous effort to protect factory farmers from public scrutiny. If this proposed legislation does pass, it will set a dangerous precedent that would allow factory farms to operate in the shadows with impunity, while threatening human health, the environment and animal welfare.

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93-simply-cooking1.jpgA season of renewed energy and new beginnings, spring is the perfect time to explore eating habits aimed at improving our health and helping animals. Adopting a plant-based diet is a powerful way to prevent animal suffering, while avoiding health conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Inspired to cut the cholesterol and give your diet a kickstart? Starting on April 4, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) will offer another 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program. Based on cutting-edge research by leading nutrition and health expert Neal Barnard, M.D., this free, online program is intended for anyone who wants to enjoy the many health benefits of vegan diets. Practical resources will include a twenty-one day meal plan, motivational nutrition webcasts, tips from celebrities and dieticians, a vegan restaurant guide, and more.

Programs like the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart are making it even easier to learn the whys and hows of healthy and compassionate eating. Be sure to sign up (it's easy and free!) and then head over to to order a Vegetarian Starter Kit packed with even more info on vegetarian diets.

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5512524303_6c42477d3b.jpegProducers with ABC's Nightline walked away with a Genesis Award Saturday night in Hollywood during the 25th Anniversary of the awards show, which honors television and print journalists, talk shows, documentaries, and movies that confront animal cruelty and celebrate animals.

Nightline won for its groundbreaking and daring exposé of the dairy industry's cruel treatment of cows and calves in a piece based on the findings of MFA's undercover investigation at Willet Dairy - the largest dairy operation in New York. The story exposed cows living in filthy, crowded conditions, workers hitting animals, bragging about abuse, cutting off calves' tails, and burning out their horns without painkillers.

Scott Taylor, investigative reporter for WOIO 19 Action News in Cleveland, Ohio, also went home with a Genesis Award for his ongoing coverage of MFA's Conklin Dairy Farms investigation. Scott's blunt and brave reporting featured graphic footage of workers stabbing cows with pitchforks, beating cows with crowbars, breaking their tails, and stomping on baby calves. His coverage spoke truth to power and urged Ohio lawmakers to "get off their butts" and strengthen animal cruelty laws in the state - which currently considers abuse to farmed animals a mere misdemeanor.

Mercy For Animals congratulates Nightline and Scott Taylor for their truthful reporting on the often-unseen abuse endured by farmed animals. Because of their coverage, millions of Americans have had their hearts and minds opened to the plight of animals in the dairy industry.

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piglet.jpgFarmed animals are sentient beings, who experience joy, loneliness, frustration, fear, and pain just like the cats and dogs with whom many of us share our lives. However, factory farms and slaughterhouses can legally abuse farmed animals in ways that could warrant felony-level cruelty charges if cats or dogs were the victims. This disconnect is the subject of New York Times columnist Mark Bittman's recent blog post, "Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others."

In this compelling opinion piece, Bittman explains that the meat, dairy and egg industries are allowed to abuse farmed animals because they essentially set their own standards. He notes that state laws called "Common Farming Exemptions" permit cruel, yet common, agricultural practices like castrating piglets without the use of painkillers and dumping male chicks into grinders while they're fully conscious. Bittman quotes Eating Animals author Jonathan Safran Foer, who sums up the situation by saying, "[T]he industry has the power to define cruelty. It's every bit as crazy as giving burglars the power to define trespassing."

As factory farms and slaughterhouses are held to such low legal standards, often lobbied for by agribusiness itself, hundreds of millions of farmed animals are abused and tortured daily. The easiest and most effective way of opposing this cruelty is simply withdrawing our financial support for it. For recipes and tips on getting started, please visit to order a free Vegetarian Starter Kit.

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fishfeelpain311.jpgNew science from fish biologists demonstrates what common sense already tells us: fish, like all animals, feel pain and can suffer much like our beloved dogs and cats at home. Unfortunately, since many people find it difficult to empathize with fish, their suffering often goes unnoticed. Current findings confirm that fish are more complex that we've ever imagined. Nevertheless, horrific cruelty to fish, such as suffocation and dismembering alive, is common industry practice.

Although anglers and sport fishermen claim that fish lack feelings in order to justify impaling fish on hooks, violently pulling them from water and mercilessly suffocating them, a series of behavior tests have shown that instead of a merely reflexive response to pain, fish possess a conscious awareness of pain. Experts believe that fish are not only capable of feeling pain, but also pleasure - oxytocin, a "feel-good" hormone, has been discovered in fish.

Fishing proponents fear this latest research will result in new restrictions on fishing, as they've already seen tournament fishing banned in Germany. This current science could certainly influence how consumers look at fish. As the popularity of eating fish for purported health reasons grows, so does industrial fish farming. Victoria Braithewaite, Professor of Fisheries and Biology at Pennsylvania State University, predicts that in the next few decades, almost half the fish consumed will come from fish farms, leading her to conclude that "if we care about chickens and pigs in the industrial production of food, we should also care about fish."

As consumers, we have the power to spare fish - and all other animals used in food production - unnecessary pain and suffering by making the compassionate choice to forgo fish and all meat, dairy and eggs. Visit to learn more.

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MotherHenChickenUnderWing_dreamstime_2873005.jpgIt's now widely accepted that chickens feel pain and suffering, and recent studies have shed light on the complex social, intellectual, and emotional lives of these amazing birds. Scientists have discovered that chickens are bright animals, capable of understanding cause-and-effect relationships and anticipating the future. Adding to this body of research is a new study from the U.K. suggesting that chickens not only suffer on factory farms - but also empathize with other distressed birds.

Researchers at the University of Bristol released a puff of air every thirty seconds to create a mildly stressful situation for chicks. As mother hens watched, they preened less, experienced an increased heart rate, and made maternal vocalizations directed at their chicks. Such physiological and behavioral changes led researcher Jo Edgar to conclude that adult female chickens have "the ability to be affected by, and share, the emotional state of another." 

Chickens make ideal subjects for the study of avian empathy because of the suffering they commonly endure on factory farms and in slaughterhouses. Bred for unnaturally rapid and large growth, modern broiler chickens often experience crippling leg disorders. Meanwhile, most egg-laying hens are crammed into battery cages so small that they can barely move. It's little wonder these birds would empathize with one another in these cruel conditions. 

Chickens are clearly intelligent and emotional beings deserving of our consideration. We can all take a cue from chickens and show them some empathy simply by not eating them. Check out for delicious recipes and tips on making the transition to a cruelty-free, vegan diet.

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This past weekend, Mercy For Animals activists in Chicago brought their message of compassion to the crowds at this year's Body, Mind, Spirit Expo and the Junior Statesmen of America Regional Convention.

The Body, Mind, Spirit Expo drew over 2,200 attendees and MFA was on hand to pass out free samples of delicious vegan cupcakes provided by the fine folks at Canary Confectionary and VegFund. Once people sampled the tasty treats, they were eager to learn more about vegan alternatives to traditional egg and dairy products. MFA activists distributed copies of the groundbreaking documentary Farm to Fridge, as well as hundreds of pieces of lifesaving literature, including our Vegetarian Starter Kits, Vegetarian Guides to Chicago, and Compassionate Living magazine, to the enthusiastic crowds.

The Junior Statesmen of America Regional Convention attracted hundreds of high school students interested in social justice and activism. Students sampled vegan BBQ riblets and were surprised to find out how delicious meat-free fare can be. They sampled delectable vegan cookies and vegan milk as well. MFA volunteers handed out free Vegetarian Starter Kits and answered many questions from students.

For more information on cruelty-free food choices, visit, and click here to volunteer at upcoming MFA events in your area.

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HelloImVegan.jpgAs a growing number of people awaken to the health and ethical benefits of plant-based eating, groundbreaking research has explored what it actually means to be vegan. Author and nutrition expert Janice Stagner, Ph.D., recently surveyed over 2,000 vegans worldwide on their health, diet, and attitude on living a cruelty-free lifestyle. She found that on the whole, vegans are healthy, energetic, and content with their food choices.

Dr. Stagner's survey - titled Vegan From the Inside - counters popular misconceptions about animal-free eating. Only 1.6 percent of respondents said their health got worse after going vegan, while over 94 percent said they got healthier or continued to experience good health. One survey-taker wrote, "I have been vegan for two years now and have lost over 100 pounds. I am a role model to others who struggle with weight loss." Others reported enjoying cooking more, making a difference for animals, and becoming more physically active. 

Inspired to reap the many benefits of vegan eating? Visit for delicious recipes, cooking videos, and useful tips on how to transition to a healthy and humane vegan diet.

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On Monday, students at New York University were shown the graphic reality of modern animal agriculture. Partnering with the student animal rights group Cruelty Free NYU, MFA volunteers set up a "Paid-Per-View" booth and challenged students to watch a 4-minute segment of Farm to Fridge, MFA's new hard-hitting documentary about the cruelty inherent in raising and killing animals for food.

PaidPerViewNYC1.JPGAfter watching the short video, students were given a dollar, along with a Vegetarian Starter Kit and the opportunity to sign up for a Vegan Mentor program with Cruelty Free NYU. Everyone who watched even a few minutes of Farm to Fridge was visibly moved and most people expressed a sincere desire to withdraw their financial support from the meat, dairy and egg industries by transitioning to a healthy vegan lifestyle.

Paid-Per-View screenings are a great way to reach people with a message of compassion for farmed animals. And with the help of VegFund, a vegan outreach non-profit group that provides money and support for outreach activities that inspire people to choose a vegan lifestyle, dedicated animal advocates can easily use this powerful outreach tool across the country.

PaidPerViewNYC2.JPGIf you are interested in coordinating a Paid-Per-View event in your community but are unsure how to go about it don't worry, MFA has got you covered. Just check out our step-by-step instructions on how to set up a Paid-Per-View event, receive funding and obtain copies of Farm to Fridge and MFA's Vegetarian Starter Kits.

Want to expose people to the plight of farmed animals and encourage cruelty-free eating but don't have enough time to host a Paid-Per-View screening? Click here for a variety of tips and suggestions for sharing Farm to Fridge with your community.

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mariadom.jpgFor most Americans, their only interactions with birds are when they're on their dinner plates, but one Los Angeles man made a new friend that's forced him to stop eating them altogether.

At Echo Park in downtown Los Angeles lives a goose named Maria, who 10 months ago began following Dominic Ehrler, a retired salesman. He wasn't feeding her or doing anything to attract her attention, but something about him made her want to follow him around the park. And she hasn't stopped following him since.

Every morning she waits for him to arrive for their walk together, and when he leaves on his scooter she flies with him for a few blocks.

When asked if his relationship with Maria has changed him at all, Ehrler replied, "I quit eating poultry. I never had that much respect for them, I figured all birds were dumb - this has changed all that."

Watch a video of Maria and Dominic here.

This heartwarming story is one of many that illustrate the bond between humans and farmed animals - intelligent creatures with individual personalities just like the cats and dogs we share our homes with.

To learn more about the horrors of modern poultry farming watch Farm to Fridge, and for delicious, meat-free recipes visit

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Consumers around the country are about to get some serious food for thought.

Mercy For Animals is setting out to expose consumers nationwide to the cruel reality faced by animals during food production. On Monday, March 7th, MFA will launch an aggressive Farm to Fridge nationwide road tour led by Phil Letten. Traveling nearly 12,000 miles to more than 40 cities, MFA's Farm to Fridge tour aims to expose millions of consumers to the tragic plight of animals in factory farms, hatcheries, and slaughterhouses.

The tour spotlights a mobile multi-media advocacy center - featuring a custom-built truck retrofitted with 80" TV screens, speakers and billboard-sized banners, asking, "How much cruelty can you swallow?" The signs feature images of calves, hens, and pigs confined on factory farms, and urges consumers to "Boycott Animal Abuse. Choose Vegetarian."

tour_truck_glow.jpgDuring the day, the truck will circle city centers, parking for educational outreach events, and then conclude in the evenings with screenings of MFA's powerful Farm to Fridge documentary.

Narrated by Oscar-nominee James Cromwell, Farm to Fridge goes behind the closed doors of the nation's largest industrial poultry, pig, dairy and fish farms, hatcheries, and slaughter plants - revealing the often-unseen journey that animals make from Farm to Fridge. Using footage from undercover investigations by Mercy For Animals and other non-profit groups, Farm to Fridge shows viewers cruel agricultural practices that are industry standard, acceptable, defended by farmers, and deemed legal in most states - yet unknown to most Americans. 

Activists are encouraged to join Phil Letten when he visits their cities to distribute pro-vegetarian literature, speak with passersby, and wear specially designed body-screen TV shirts that will air Farm to Fridge.

The Mercy For Animals truck will make stops in Austin TX, Billings MT, Buffalo NY, Charleston SC, Charlotte NC, Chicago IL, Cincinnati OH, Cleveland OH, Columbus OH, Dallas TX, El Paso TX, Erie PA, Eugene OR, Fort Lauderdale FL, Fort Myers FL, Houston TX, Indianapolis IN, Jacksonville FL, Las Vegas NV, Los Angeles CA, Madison WI, Miami FL, Minneapolis MN, New Orleans LA, New York NY, Orlando FL, Philadelphia PA, Phoenix AZ, Portland OR, Raleigh NC, Rochester NY, Sacramento CA, Salt Lake City UT, San Diego CA, San Francisco CA, San Jose CA, Seattle WA, Spokane WA, Tallahassee FL, Tampa FL, and Washington DC. Click here for the complete tour schedule.

Visit for more information, and for regular updates once the tour launches next week.

Click here to order your free copy of Farm to Fridge.

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ecolution_shopping.jpgFrom now until the end of March, compassionate consumers have a new way to help animals - shopping for great cruelty-free and vegan goodies. That's right! For a limited time, 10% of the proceeds from every purchase made through will go to support MFA's lifesaving work on behalf of farmed animals.

All products are 100% vegan and sourced from socially responsible brands. has everything from books, videos and DVDs to vegan clothing, footwear, personal care products and groceries.

What are you waiting for? Get shopping!

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4098884709_6c219ffb01.jpgAs Mercy For Animals' investigators continue to bring shocking animal suffering to light, animal agribusiness is becoming increasingly desperate to conceal their facilities from public view. Senator Jim Norman (R-Tampa) recently introduced a bill focusing on photographic evidence of cruelty occurring behind the closed doors of factory farms in Florida.

SB 1246 would make it a first-degree felony to photograph or videotape any farm or other property "where legitimate agriculture operations are being conducted" without first obtaining the owner's written consent. If enacted, this legislation would effectively prevent Mercy For Animals and other nonprofit groups from conducting lifesaving undercover investigations at factory farms, hatcheries, and slaughterhouses in the state of Florida.

Condemned on constitutional grounds by free speech groups, this bill represents an underhanded attempt to silence animal advocates while keeping consumers in the dark about the harsh realities of modern animal agriculture.

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Lawmakers should be holding animal agribusiness accountable for cruelty - not helping to prevent the public from viewing it. If you are a Florida resident, please take action to ensure that MFA's investigations are not criminalized in Florida. Please use this page to find your state senator, and contact him/her with a polite call or email explaining why you're opposed to SB 1246. Thank you!

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meatparodystill.jpgThe folks at Ollie H. Productions created a clever new video that we just had to share with you.

Presented as a parody of television drug ads, this clever video spoof touting the very real negative health, environmental and ethical problems associated with eating animals co-opts the images and tone commonly used by the pharmaceutical industry to hook consumers. Because the abuse and exploitation that farmed animals endure is intentionally concealed from public view, and masked by flashy ad campaigns and catchy jingles, few consumers ever question or come face-to-face with the true cost of meat: violence toward animals

The classic spoof sarcastically tells consumers to "Be sure to talk to your doctor about meat. That's a meal that will stick to your ribs." Nothing like a hilarious parody to highlight the very stylized way meat and dairy advertisers promote their cruel products.

To watch more compelling videos of factory farm cruelty, and to discover eye-opening facts on animal agriculture's impact on the environment, the health benefits of a meatless diet, and hundreds of mouthwatering vegan recipes and cooking videos, visit MFA's website.

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