I was an undercover investigator documenting animal abuse on factory farms – AMAA
My name’s Cody Carlson, and from 2009 to 2010 I went undercover at some of the nation’s largest factory farms, where I witnessed disturbing conditions like workers amputating animals without anesthesia and dead chickens in the same crowded cages as living ones. I took entry-level jobs at these places for several weeks at a time, using a hidden camera to document what I saw.
The first time I went undercover was at Willet Dairy (New York’s largest dairy facility). The second was at Country View Family Farms (Pennsylvania pig breeding facility). The third was at four different facilities in Iowa owned by Rose Acre Farms and Rembrandt Enterprises (2nd and 3rd largest egg producers in the nation). The first two of these investigations were for Mercy For Animals, and the third was for The Humane Society of the United States.