October 2 is World Farm Animals Day, but cruelty is being largely ignored in the US. While cats and dogs and other pet animals enjoy a certain level of protection from welfare groups, farm animals continue to be the victims of horrible industrialized abuse for meat production.
While meat has been a part of the human diet for centuries, factory farming has not. While animals have been killed for human food for eons, factory farming has made this practice into something that most people would call completely inhumane.
Given our diversity of backgrounds, I realize that not everyone can be vegan or vegetarian, but we can be humane. Check out some ways to make easy changes to stop the needless suffering resulting from meat production at the FARM website.