Sensitive and intelligent beings, pigs are treated as
nothing more than machines. This pig collapsed in a pool
of his own vomit.
In an issue of the journal Hog Farm Management, John
Byrnes advised: "Forget the pig is an animal. Treat him
just like a machine in a factory."
  "Dead piles" are a constant presence in factory farms.
While pigs are fed massive amounts of antibiotics to keep
them alive in conditions that would otherwise kill them,
hundreds of thousands succumb to the stress of violent
mutilations and intensive confinement.
Veal: Baby cows that have been ripped from their
mothers are horrifically confined, then intentionally
malnourished to make the meat "desirable." They live in
isolation, in their own waste, completely neglected and
abused, unable to move around, then slaughtered. An
increasing number of gourmet and world renowned chefs
are refusing to use veal in their restaurants, recognizing
it is shameful & cruel.
  Living their entire lives in what are called battery cages,
these chickens don't have enough room to turn around or
even spread out their wings.
Fish die by the millions in North Carolina's Neuse River
Watershed, largely as a result of runoff from pig factories.
  Male chicks are of no economic value to the egg industry.
These chicks pictured were found dead and dying in a
dumpster behind a hatchery. Typically they are gassed or
just ground up alive.
After about six months, the animals are grabbed by their
delicate legs and slammed into crates on transport
trucks, where they will travel for many miles through all
weather extremes without food or water to the
slaughterhouse. Many animals die before they reach
their final destination. There are no laws regulating the
transport of farmed animals on trucks. People who live
near factory farms or slaughterhouses often report
seeing dead or dying animals who have fallen off the
trucks on the side of the road.
  Broiler Sheds
With tens of thousands of chicks packed into each
building, the sheds become increasingly crowded as the
animals grow larger. Chickens often have to walk on top
of one another—and over the bodies of others who have
died—to get to food and water. Many chickens in factory
farms get sick and die because of the cramped and filthy
conditions. Instead of giving their birds more space and a
cleaner living area, farmers mix large quantities of
antibiotics into the birds’ feed in an attempt to stave off
disease, but many of the birds still die.
A modern-day feedlot. Cows of today rarely see grass or
pastures, are intensely confined, and are generally living
in horrible conditions, covered in feces. They are also
given an array of chemicals including, but not limited to:
pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones.
  Do you think "free-range" chickens are better off?
This bird choked to death on his own vomit during the
cruel production of foie gras. The "delicacy" known as
foie gras is one of the most sickening examples of cruelty
promoted as "luxury." Workers shove pipes down the
birds' throats two or three times a day and pump
enormous quantities of grain and fat into the animals'
stomachs so that the birds' livers will become diseased
and bloated. The birds are then killed, and their livers
are sold as foie gras to diners in fancy restaurants.
  Gestation Crates
In factory farms, mother pigs are intensively confined and
forcibly impregnated. A mother pig (sow) spends her
entire adult life confined to a metal crate so small that she
can't even turn around or lie down comfortably. Forced to
live lying in her own feces and urine, she and millions of
other pigs like her will not be allowed to step outdoors
until they are forced onto trucks headed for slaughter.
Pigs are social and intelligent animals who often go
insane from their intensive confinement and complete lack
of mental stimulation in factory farms. With nothing to do
and nowhere to go, many pigs spend their days
compulsively chewing on the metal bars of their stalls.