Undercover Investigations Help Protect Farmed Animals

Posted by Jennifer Molidor, ALDF Staff Writer on March 31, 2015

Undercover investigations at factory farms are central to building cases against animal abusers and those who profit from the exploitation of animals. Evidence obtained from undercover investigations has been used by prosecutors and law enforcement and led to criminal prosecutions. Investigations have also led to massive food recalls after food safety violations were documented. And in other cases, investigations have inspired the passage of humane laws.

Meet T.J. Tumasse, ALDF’s manager of investigations for our brand new investigations unit. For years, T.J. did what most people couldn’t stomach for a day or even an hour—he went undercover on factory farms and slaughterhouses to gather evidence of illegal animal cruelty, and helped secure a felony animal cruelty conviction for an animal abuser.

As T.J. knows, animal abuse on factory farms doesn’t come down to a few bad apples—though the industry would like us to believe that. The abuse of animals on factory farms is standard industry practice; that’s why they want to keep it secret, and that’s why we need undercover investigators. We won’t let these abusers break the law and shut the public out.

Here’s how you can take action for farmed animals during Speak Out for Farmed Animals Week:

Check back in tomorrow for more ways you can speak out for farmed animals.

16 thoughts on “Undercover Investigations Help Protect Farmed Animals

  1. Patricia Kunze says:

    All animals have a right to live a life humanely. They need love, compassion.

  2. Andi Sheptoff says:

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Ghandi

  3. Kirsten Reed says:

    There is absolutely no reason to conduct farming in secrecy. Transparency is in everyone’s best interests:the animals, the farmers, workers, and consumers. Personally, I have no faith in this industry and never eat factory farmed meat.

  4. seguy says:

    je suis pour l’évolution des meurs et de la prise de conscience !!

  5. Juli DeJonghe says:

    Animals do not exist for the benefit of humans – they exist for themselves – and it is only ridiculous religious beliefs (domination) and the inhumane & profit bearing practices of Big Agra that have made humans believe otherwise. It is time to stop the madness and allow animals to live as nature intended.

  6. Donna Barham says:

    All aniamls matter and have feeling just like humans! THay are to be respected and should be treated well even in death! It’s called dignity and remember thay did not ask to die to become our food!

  7. Kate Gualtieri says:

    If you have nothing to hide…why would you ever
    Oppose it????

  8. Ruth DuBelko says:

    All animals matter. Please admit you eat them!! The only thing that will ever matter is if they make it against the law to eat animals!! So, don’t feel bad if you still eat meat, it’s legal.

  9. Alice Ahern says:

    Cruelty is unacceptable. Covering up evil is unacceptable

  10. I think their should be cameras in every farming community and or farms to make sure all of the animals are treated correctly.

  11. Irina Salauyeva says:

    I am deeply ashamed for the all human’s activities towards animals,all animals,including farm..Time has come to change TOTALLY this attitude and turn towards compassion and respect.Life is a treasure for all of us, Earthlings.I am a Vegan and I hope to see a Vegan World,sooner – better!!! Thank You for this action and occasion to share my thoughts..

  12. Marta Esposito says:

    Please protect all animals – they are feeling creatures of GOD!

  13. tina adler says:


  14. pulcini frédéric says:

    why the most of humans don’t respect animal’life, grgrgrgr!

  15. kathy davis says:

    Thank Good for those brave people who go undercover to expose the atrocities against animals in the factory farm industry. Farm animal suffering must be stopped. Such hideous cruelty is immoral.

  16. mary gray says:

    I’ll sign anything that protects animals. They are defenseless and need all the help they can get.

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