Born Food: Eye-Opening Investigations Into Cruelty Against Farm Animals

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Prometheus Books, Publishers, 2016 - 210 pages
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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.

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Gail A. Eisnitz, winner of the Albert Schweitzer Medal for outstanding achievement in animal welfare, is the chief investigator for the Humane Farming Association. Her work has resulted in exposÚs by ABC's Good Morning America, PrimeTime Live, and Dateline NBC, and her interviews have been heard on more than 1,000 radio stations. Her work has been featured in such newspapers as the New York Times, Miami Herald, Detroit Free Press, Texas Monthly, Denver Business Journal, Los Angeles Times, and US News & World Report. Eisnitz was the driving force behind a front-page exposÚ in the Washington Post documenting slaughterhouse atrocities. The Washington Post reporter later described Eisnitz as "the most courageous investigator I've ever seen." The story was one of the highest reader-response pieces ever run by the Washington Post.

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