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Shocking Before and After Hurricane Florence Photos Show Devastation on Factory Farms

In the past, the facilities used to open the doors during storms to let the animals out, but the images we collected were so horrific that the practice ended.

STUART MCDONALD: ‘As record rainfall flooded farms, Hurricane Florence’s death toll continues to rise. So far the storm has claimed the lives of an estimated 5,500 pigs and 3.4 million chickens and turkeys confined to sheds. Though many cats and dogs were evacuated with their human companions, farmed animals were left behind. Farmers have no incentive to protect their animals, as they are considered property and insured as such…

To illustrate the massive effect this storm has had on these rural communities, Compassion Over Killing headed to North Carolina to collect aerial photos of some of the affected farms. In these photos you will see animal houses – but no animal bodies. According to Rick Dove of Waterkeeper Alliance, “I didn’t see the corpses of animals, though I knew they were inside. In the past, the facilities used to open the doors during storms to let the animals out, but the images we collected were so horrific that the practice ended”.’ SOURCE…

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