BETTER WORLD CLUB NEWS

Iowa Moves to Keep Its Factory Farms Shielded From View

From Motherjones.com

On Friday, Iowa governor Terry Branstad signed a bill that will make it much more difficult for animal welfare advocates to sneak cameras into Iowa's factory livestock farms. The bill's fate is being watched nationwide, because Iowa's factory farms grow more hogs and keep more egg-laying hens than those of any other state.

The news got me to thinking of my own attempt, years ago, to peer inside an animal factory.

I was on a tour of a rural Iowa county, given by some farmers who were angry that massive hog-raising facilities had been plunked down in their community (I wrote about it here). At one point, we got out of the van so I could gape at two rows of such low-slung buildings, each holding thousands of hogs. A vast manure cesspool separated the two rows.


Welcome!

This article preview has been brought to you by Better World Club, the cooler, greener auto club. Better World Club provides 24/7 nationwide roadside assistance, plus insurance and travel services.

Continue Article

Share:
Facebook   |   reddit   |   Delicious   |   Digg

The only nationwide bicycle roadside assistance.
We insure your vehicle and support your eco-agenda.