Industrial Animal Factories in Shocking Photos (Slideshow)


Image: Sophie Napier / Ardea

Once you've seen what goes on inside a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) it's tough to accept the trade-off of horrific animal suffering in order to have cheap food.

Unfortunately, the suffering of the animals is just the most obvious problem with the industrialization of meat: Add in contaminated food, environmental degradation and the gutting of rural communities and the recipe for cheap food turns into a recipe for disaster.

The following photos and text from the recently release book CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation): The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories by publisher and writer Daniel Imhoff; The North Face founder Douglas Tompkins; and photographer and graphic artist Roberto Carra take us on a tour of the shameful reality of our quest for cheap eats.

Tags: Agriculture | Animals | Beef | Cattle | Farming | Food Safety

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