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It’s Paul Shapiro's Animal News You Can Use! Yay, Paul! Yay, Animals!

Hear about the meat industry’s effort to silence whistleblowers on factory farms? I’m honored to be on CNN Headline News tonight with the always-fantastic Jane Velez-Mitchell discussing how badly the industry wants to keep Americans in the dark. Watch the short segment, and please share the link!

Fortunately, the word is still getting out about how abusive practices are the norm, not the exception, in animal agribusiness.

For example, in just the past week: The president of the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association has a good op-ed on why gestation crate confinement of pigs should be ended. Similarly, there’s a compelling op-ed in New Jersey’s largest paper advocating for the state’s pending bill to ban gestation crates, and a great op-ed in another NJ paper supporting the same bill. And there’s a very good blog about all the food retail companies making moves to get gestation crates out of their supply chains.

Video of the week: Did you see the Super Bowl “God Made a Farmer” commercial? If so, you may enjoy this parody!

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