Recently, The New York Times reported on the landmark agreement reached in Ohio between farmers and those who care about the humane treatment of animals. Ohioans for Humane Farms, with a huge amount of support by organizations including Farm Sanctuary and the Humane Society of the United States, reached a deal with agriculture interests in Ohio to adopt several measures to protect farm animals from cruel treatment.
It is part of a growing and welcome tide of farm animal-friendly legislation and attitudes.
Though advertising, movies and books might have us think otherwise, the vast majority of farm animals in the U.S. are kept in extremely confined quarters, without the space to spread their wings, lay down or even turn around, let alone feel the earth beneath their feet or the sun on their heads.
Read the read of this op-ed at AOL News.
By the way, Gina Misiroglu of Red Room put me in touch with the people at AOL News, which is one of the wonderful ways she is bringing traffic to Red Room and getting attention for Red Room's authors.
Causes Maya Gottfried Supports
Farm Sanctuary, PINNACLE, Our Hen House, Animals Asia, A.S.P.C.A., Fountain House, Vote Humane