What Does Temple Grandin Really Think About Smithfield?
Due to the increased awareness about factory farming and its
inherent cruelty, and to the countless undercover videos showing
evidence of animal abuse, Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork
producer, recently produced a series of slick, whitewashed videos
claiming to "take the mystery out of pork production." Smithfield
enlisted Temple Grandin to be the spokesperson for these videos.
However, not all is praise when she refers to gestation crates, and
the beating and electric prodding that regularly goes on in these
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Temple Grandin to Smithfield Foods:
Gestation Crates Have Got To Go
Although Temple Grandin is not an animal advocate, she
nonetheless helps our cause by objecting to some of the cruelest
procedures in factory farming such as gestation crates. It doesn’t
take much to alleviate the suffering of God’s animals enslaved by
the factory farming industry. As advocates for justice and peace we
need to push for these changes to occur fast until hopefully one day
all of God’s animals are liberated from human exploitation.