I’m a former undercover investigator who documented animal abuse in factory farms. AMA!
My name is Chrystal, and I worked undercover at a few of the nation’s largest factory farms and animal processing facilities between 2013 and 2015. While undercover, I documented birds being buried alive, newborn turkeys being slowly suffocated in plastic bags, animals mutilated without pain relief, and many other abuses.
You can check out the CNN coverage of my Pilgrim’s Corporation investigation (the first glimpse inside a chicken “grow-out” facility in over a decade) and my Foster Farms investigation, or watch the full investigation videos on Compassion Over Killing’s website. My investigations have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of people on YouTube and many more via the news media, and my Pilgrim’s Corp. investigation even led to the facility being shut down, sparing countless birds from the cruel treatment I documented there.
I left the field to pursue law school this fall where I plan to continue my work for animals, as well as humans, who are at the margins of society and exploited by industrial agriculture.
I’m excited to answer your questions!
Hey everyone! Thanks for all the comments-- this was really fun, thanks!