Food Industry

Published on August 21st, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford


Farm to Fridge: The Video The Meat Industry Doesn’t Want You To See

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Agribusiness whistleblower and vegan advocacy group Mercy For Animals presents Farm to Fridge, narrated by Oscar-nominee James Cromwell.

The expose “takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration behind the closed doors of the nation’s largest industrial farms, hatcheries, and slaughter plants — revealing the often-unseen journey that animals make from Farm to Fridge.”

I struggle with appearing to be a vegan evangelist or posting horrifying animal cruelty porn, and I typically refrain from doing so, but this video, this topic, and this mass cruelty for the sake of the meat and dairy industry is just too important to not share, even (hard to admit) at the expense of pissing a few people off.

This video represents what takes place in over 90 percent of factory farms in America and is quickly becoming an international model as more countries adapt to the American way of food production.


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Social media strategist and writer. Passionate about food policy, education and women's issues. Has written for Vegan Mainstream, The Next Great Generation, Dig Magazine (Baton Rouge), BlogCritics , and occasionally for Vegansaurus . Will accept payments in coffee and/or tofu scramble upon request. Graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism.

3 Responses to Farm to Fridge: The Video The Meat Industry Doesn’t Want You To See

  1. I struggle with this too, Jessi. It’s extra hard because it sometimes feels like folks get super defensive as soon as you say the v-word. :(

    • Jessi Stafford says:

      I agree! Especially in the south, where folks identify very strongly with food culture.

  2. Tanya Sitton says:

    Not ‘isolated incidents’: routine practice!… if folks are gonna support it, I think there’s an implicit responsibility to understand what’s being done behind closed doors, to get meat/ eggs/ dairy to their plates…

    If you eat animal products, watch this film — know what you’re supporting.

    Can’t watch it? Don’t buy it! It really is that simple.

    “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in alignment.” — Mahatma Gandhi

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