Industrial Animal Factories in Shocking Photos (Slideshow)

Confined Swine photo

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.

Industrial Animal Factories In Shocking Photos Slideshow

Industrial Animal Factories in Shocking Photos (Slideshow)
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.

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