When a friend of mine sent me this link to Martha speaking about her support of Farm Sanctuary, an organization that works to prevent cruelty to farm animals and raise awareness about how society views and treats these animals, I knew I had to share it here. Be warned that some of the footage contained in the video is disturbing, but please take a moment to listen to Martha speak about the subject and to think about the framework of the farming infrastructure in North America. Please also visit Farm Sanctuary to learn more about their organization and do what you can to prevent the wholesale cruelty of over 9-billion animals that are 'processed' on these farms each year.
Martha Says No To Factory Farming
How many of us really know where our food comes from? Up until just a few years ago, I admit to having almost no idea about how the food I purchased in the grocery store was produced and harvested, or where it came from. While I have never been a big consumer of meat products (I simply don't enjoy cooking it) I have likely purchased beef and chicken products that were sourced from factory farms: vast, industrial plants that 'manufacture' meat for the masses, much of it used in fast-food production. Today, I make very careful choices about what meat I buy and where I buy it from. Living with someone who is vegetarian, my partner Tomas, has also raised my awareness about meat production and animal farming.