Dogpaddling Through Life

A recent survey conducted by Texas A&M University asked consumers how important animal welfare was to them when buying meat. A total of 69% of recipients said that animal welfare is at least somewhat important, 22% said it was very important and 11% said it was extremely important.

photo from The Pew Trust  Environmental Initiatives website photo from The Pew Trust Environmental Initiatives website

Consumers respond when groups such as Mercy for Animals go undercover to show them how the animals slaughtered for meat are treated.

So one would think the common sense thing for those working in animal agriculture to do would be to appeal to the sensibilities of the consumer and create a more humane living and dying environment for those animals.

But that’s not what they’re doing.

Instead, the animal agriculture industry is trying to make it illegal for you to know how the animals killed for food are treated by passing ag-gag laws in…

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