"The rapid increase in Chinese economic prosperity has been largely attributed to the agricultural revolution which began in 1978. As the country developed its modern agricultural systems, the national farming model has become increasingly focused on the pork industry, which is not good news for the rising number of pigs who are now being born into a system which holds productivity and profitability above all else."
"Growing up on a farm in a small Ohio town, I shared my childhood with animals of all kinds. I was enchanted by the wildlife I discovered near my home, and my family’s dogs and cats were my best friends. They were the first to teach me that like humans, animals have needs, desires, curiosities, and individual complexities and quirks.
I came to realize at a very young age, however, that when it comes to other creatures, human compassion is not always logically allocated. My family members cared deeply for the animals they saw as companions but gave little consideration to those they farmed, hunted, trapped, and fished."
9 States That Have Banned Cruel Gestation Crates for Pigs
Imagine spending your entire life inside. Not just inside, but in a crate. And not just any crate, either. This crate you’re in is so small that you will never be able to turn around in it. Ever. For the duration of your life.