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Readers' forum: Protect animals

Published: Sunday, March 11 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

FILE - This Aug. 25, 2010 file photo shows one of the chicken confinement sites operated by Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa.

Ryan J. Foley, File, Associated Press

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In a strange move, our legislators amended Utah's "Ag-Gag" bill so that children on a field trip could take photographs of a factory farm. Except there are no field trips to the modern factory farms where the overwhelming majority of America's meat, eggs and dairy products are now produced.

Animals on these factories are crammed into tiny cages so small they cannot even turn around. Egg-laying hens and piglets are treated inhumanely The list of abuses goes on.

Factory farms would never allow a field trip because they do not want impressionable schoolchildren to see these acts of animal cruelty for the same reason they don't want consumers to see video of it. They know that the public doesn't share their view that animals are inanimate objects that can be exploited and abused to maximize profit.

Jordan Kasteler

Sandy

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