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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 03:36 PM
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Mercy for Animals and PETA, both doing their undercover thing, and doing it well.
MFA:

Undercover Video Shows Pig Farm Employees Allegedly Abusing Pigs

CHICAGO A disturbing video released exclusively to Fox News by the animal rights group Mercy for Animals (MFA) shows a string of alleged abuses at one of the nation's largest pig farms, including footage of employees picking up baby pigs and tossing them like footballs.

Additional scenes from the video show injured pigs going uncared for, pregnant hogs being kept in very small pens, with several portions of the video so disturbing that Fox News will not show.

MFA is now taking on Americas farming industry, hoping its latest undercover investigation will help create new federal and state laws to ensure better treatment for farm animals before they are slaughtered.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,575305,00.html?test...

WARNING: There is click-to-watch video at the above link. If you go to MFA's site, a video automatically begins. One which isn't for the squeamish.

PETA:

University of Utah Investigation

For more than eight months in 2009, a PETA investigator worked undercover inside the laboratories of the University of Utah (UU) in Salt Lake City and documented miserable conditions for and terrible suffering of the dogs, cats, monkeys, rats, mice, rabbits, frogs, cows, pigs, and sheep confined there.

Our investigator learned that homeless dogs and catsobtained for a few dollars from area animal shelters through an archaic Utah state "pound-seizure" law, which requires government-funded shelters to turn animals over to laboratories that request themwere used in invasive, painful experiments and killed.

A pregnant cat pulled out of the Davis County animal shelter gave birth to eight kittens the very day she arrived at UU's laboratories. When the kittens were just 7 days old, a chemical was injected into their brains to cause fluid to build up. After the surgery, the distressed catwho showed great affection for her kittens before they were taken for the experimentstopped nursing her babies, and they all died.

In other experiments, a cat named Robert, who was also bought from the Davis County animal shelter, had a hole drilled into his skull and electrodes attached to his brain, and dogs bought from a local shelter had their necks cut open so that medical devices could be implanted inside.

http://www.peta.org/FeatureUtahLabs.asp
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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 09:06 PM
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1. "What good have you PETA kooks EVAR done?"
Well, here you go. :thumbsup:

Yeah, I'd say they're doing great work in the investigation wing, if nothing else. And that more than makes up for occasional idiocy or tone-deafness in the PR wing.

:patriot:

Did you see the mice that had been left for days or weeks before someone noticed they were dead? I can't imagine even the most ruthless pro-vivisectionist defending these practices as somehow advancing the cause of science.
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