Grotesque, horrific, barbaric that sums up your report on downer hogs—but it’s your reporting that those words describe, more than what goes on in the meat plant.
You’ve been duped into helping The Humane Society of America in pushing a vegetarian agenda. They’ve been asked repeatedly by the meat industry to help fund research on how animals are kept and slaughtered. They don’t respond. They don’t contribute.
The rest of the world has acknowledged that hog farms are not responsible for the emergence of the H1N1 virus. Only these radical animal activist groups are still spreading that lie. Until you bought in.
What was shown in some the video is not downer hogs. But a viewer wouldn’t know that. Viewers also wouldn’t know that the video was taken out of context. Maybe you should have had a farmer review the video with you instead of an animal rights extremist.
America has the safest food supply in the world, but you would never know that from listening to your report. What happened to balanced reporting or fair journalism? Where was a hog farmer in your report?
This reporting makes me question anything I see on your network.
Please send your own note to CNN using this link. If they start hearing from us, maybe they'll stop reporting these lies.
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