Born Food: Eye-Opening Investigations Into Cruelty Against Farm Animals
Prometheus Books, Publishers, 2016 - 210 pages
This exposÚ reveals the shocking conditions under which millions of animals in US factory farms and slaughterhouses are raised and killed. Writing in the first person, the author, the chief investigator for the Humane Farming Association, describes the results of five investigations. From breeding sows who spend their lives in cages so small they can neither walk nor turn around and piglets swimming in waste pits, to calves abandoned to starve to death and animals hung or skinned alive, this book exposes what is taking place in a food-production system gone awry.
The book also tracks the author's unending battle to convince state and local law enforcement authorities to prosecute those animal abusers who flagrantly violate state cruelty statutes. In the final investigation, a sympathetic prosecutor finally holds the violators accountable.
Including chilling, eye-opening photographs that provide irrefutable evidence of gross abuse, this disturbing account serves as a wake-up call for reform in America's factory farms.