Rooney Mara joins Animal Equality to Investigate factory farms
The video footage, narrated by Mara, reveals pigs and chickens who are raised for meat, languishing in abhorrent conditions. The investigation, called “With My Own Eyes,” encourages viewers to examine the harsh and painful reality for billions of animals and the many reasons the global community must break its dependence on animal products.
The investigation captured scenes inside one farm of over 3,000 confined pigs and another farm of over 50,000 crammed chickens, with all animals found to be experiencing extreme distress. According to the chicken farm’s own records, 1,936 birds died within the first seven weeks of their life, averaging 42 dead birds per day. The investigation’s findings also show:
- Chickens bred to grow so large, so quickly, that their legs and organs cannot keep up, making heart attacks, organ failure, and painful leg deformities common
- Chickens injured and unable to move to die from starvation and thirst
- Mother pigs confined in small crates, unable to turn around or adequately nurse their young, crushing their newly born piglets due to lack of space and inability to move
- Dozens of weak and dying piglets receiving no veterinary attention
- Pigs with severe untreated hernias
Animal Equality’s undercover investigators face great personal risk to expose what the meat industry doesn’t want you to see, and what the public has every right to know. We are deeply grateful to Rooney for bravely looking into the eyes of these animals, and joining us in our promise to them to share their cries with anyone who will listen. Her courage is truly inspiring.Sharon Núñez, President of Animal Equality.