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July 13, 2020 - Animal Legal Defense Fund

Supporting Industrial Animal Agriculture Whistleblowers

Supporting Industrial Animal Agriculture Whistleblowers
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In July, the Animal Legal Defense Fund launched a whistleblower campaign to encourage industrial animal agriculture workers to confidentially report animal abuse, worker safety, and other concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Forced to work in cramped environments, nearly 40,000 workers have tested positive for COVID-19 and 128 have already died. The pandemic has also upended factory farming’s fragile supply chain. As slaughterhouses temporarily shut down, many animals like chickens and pigs were left in factory farms longer than anticipated. The industry responded with mass killings, suffocating chickens with foam and using ventilation shut down—where animals suffocate and are baked alive in rising temperatures over many hours.

Whistleblowers are critical to exposing and stopping these abuses. We posted a series of billboards, in Spanish and English, near slaughterhouses across the country advertising an online tip portal where workers can anonymously report violations.

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