7 Factory Farming Practices Straight out of a Horror Film

1. Extreme Confinement


Animals on factory farms are kept in cramped, disease-ridden conditions, and many will not see the sun until they are on their way to the slaughterhouse.

2. Macerators (Grinding Machines)


Because male chicks don’t lay eggs, and do not grow quickly enough to be raised profitably for meat, they are killed within hours after hatching.

3. Teeth Clipping, Tail Docking, De-horning, and Castration


Mutilations without painkillers are standard practice on modern farms.

4. Force-Feeding


Ducks raised for foie gras undergo routine force-feedings, with farm workers shoving metal pipes down their throats multiple times a day to induce a diseased, fatty liver.

5. Thumping


Piglets who are too sick, or who are not growing fast enough, are killed by being slammed headfirst on concrete floors. This is considered an acceptable form of “euthanasia” by the industry.

6. Rape Racks


In the dairy industry, cows are forcibly impregnated in what the industry refers to as a "rape rack" and then kept in a constant cycle of pregnancy and lactation.

7. Slaughter


Slaughtering an animal is inherently violent, horribly bloody, and always completely unnecessary.