User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst 12345
Results 41 to 46 of 46

Thread: Federal Cover-Up of Barbaric Factory Farms

  1. #41
    Points: 64,394, Level: 61
    Level completed: 98%, Points required for next Level: 56
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Common Sense's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    926759
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    30,406
    Points
    64,394
    Level
    61
    Thanks Given
    11,690
    Thanked 11,680x in 8,196 Posts
    Mentioned
    418 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I was driving around Iowa, Nebraska and Wyoming on a solo road trip this summer. Throughout Nebraska there are these beautiful rolling hills with cows scattered among the grasslands.

    I thought it was pretty ideal for these cows and more in line with humane farming practices. That was until I talked to a few locals that informed me that these cows were just there to ween off their mothers and that they would soon be put into giant feed lots where they would be fed corn and antibiotics in cramped lots until they were ready for slaughter.

    I saw a few of these giant feed lots. Not a pretty site.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Common Sense For This Useful Post:

    Green Arrow (10-12-2017)

  3. #42
    Original Ranter
    Points: 200,237, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 44.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassOverdrive50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Mister D's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    388107
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    78,289
    Points
    200,237
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    15,207
    Thanked 25,049x in 18,166 Posts
    Mentioned
    820 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I get all of my beef from Simply Grazin' Farms in Skillman NJ. It's not that far away but all I have to do is walk down the block because Whole Foods made a deal to carry their beef. They eat organic hay during the Winter.
    Whoever criticizes capitalism, while approving immigration, whose working class is its first victim, had better shut up. Whoever criticizes immigration, while remaining silent about capitalism, should do the same.


    ~Alain de Benoist


  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Mister D For This Useful Post:

    Green Arrow (10-12-2017)

  5. #43
    Points: 93,347, Level: 74
    Level completed: 44%, Points required for next Level: 1,403
    Overall activity: 28.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Private Pickle's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    176791
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Rocky Mountain High
    Posts
    28,567
    Points
    93,347
    Level
    74
    Thanks Given
    5,740
    Thanked 8,252x in 6,052 Posts
    Mentioned
    179 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    The evidence is clearly the evidence in this case, unless you're suggesting the activists in question somehow staged piles of dead, rotting piglets and sows being confined into cramped pens.
    In this case I'm sure evidence was not altered. That doesn't negate my point.
    I find your lack of faith...disturbing...

    -Darth Vader

  6. #44
    Original Ranter
    Points: 425,953, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 92.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesOverdrive50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Awards:
    Posting Award
    Peter1469's Avatar Advisor
    Karma
    405246
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    NOVA
    Posts
    131,952
    Points
    425,953
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    75,985
    Thanked 56,215x in 38,870 Posts
    Mentioned
    2077 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I am lucky enough to have a year-round weekly farmers market a mile from my place.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Quick summary: Activists went inside an industrial pig farming operation in order to film the cruel treatment and deplorable conditions that these animals are subjected to as a matter of course and rescued two dying piglets in the process. What ensued was a multistate "pighunt" by the FBI.

    You might be wondering why, in a time of actual terrorist threats, natural disasters, and generalized social unrest, the FBI would be committing any resources at all, let alone a substantial amount of them, trying to find two two piglets who would have been unceremoniously discarded by the factory farm from which they were rescued. The answer is quite simple: The US government is acting on behalf of massive agricultural corporations who are desperate to hide the systematic torture and maltreatment of farm animals from public view. That's it.

    For my own part, I've always found industrialized farming operations cruel and backwards, but I've never really done anything about it except object to it in the abstract. That ends now. I refuse to continue mindlessly supporting this industry with my money. I will commit to being more consciousness about the animal products I consume. I cannot promise I will stop supporting them 100%, since I, like most middle class Americans, operate under certain economic constraints that makes it somewhat difficult to only consume humanely raised animals, but I will DEFINITELY be reducing my consumption of these products and making a sincere effort to stop consuming them entirely in the coming years. And this change of heart is precisely why the US government, which is nothing more than the armed wing of a corporate oligarchy, wants to silence animal welfare activism, because it is so effective.
    Alea iacta est

    Check out the blog.


  7. #45
    Points: 8,240, Level: 21
    Level completed: 70%, Points required for next Level: 210
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered10000 Experience Points
    Agent Zero's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    18209
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    1,711
    Points
    8,240
    Level
    21
    Thanks Given
    677
    Thanked 374x in 304 Posts
    Mentioned
    57 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    It might be useful to see if Sessions ever got any money from Smithfield.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Wouldn't be surprised. I'm sure he has received a goodly amount from the agricultural industry.
    As do many Republicans.
    • Spending by Cycle
    • PARTY SPLIT BY CYCLE












    Election Cycle$0$22K$44K$66K$88K$110K2000200220042006200820 10201220142016Dems
    Repubs




    2016 PAC Summary Data

    Last edited by Agent Zero; 10-12-2017 at 06:08 PM.


  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Agent Zero For This Useful Post:

    Green Arrow (10-12-2017)

  9. #46
    Points: 8,240, Level: 21
    Level completed: 70%, Points required for next Level: 210
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered10000 Experience Points
    Agent Zero's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    18209
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    1,711
    Points
    8,240
    Level
    21
    Thanks Given
    677
    Thanked 374x in 304 Posts
    Mentioned
    57 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts


Critical Acclaim
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO