We have seen time and again that factory farmers' willful disregard for animal welfare often goes hand in hand with disregard for the environment, for workers' rights, and the rights of the unfortunate neighbors of these facilities.
Grand Lake St. Marys -- Ohio's largest inland body of water and a treasured recreational area -- is dying. And if you barbecued some supermarket pork over the holiday weekend, you helped contribute to this disaster.
Just a year and a half ago, Goldman was kept afloat by billions of dollars in U.S. government funds. Does that mean U.S. taxpayer dollars subsidized cruel, polluting, climate-heating factory farms in China?
Full disclosure: I'm a city girl with an imaginary farm in my head, and a fancy one at that. And so, I tip toed into Farmville. You? Have you ever taken a look at these storybook agricultural nirvanas?
I just stepped away from a press conference in the Cabinet Room of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland where he, Ohio Farm Bureau official Jack Fisher and I announced a historic agreement on animal welfare in the state.
Our state's farm workers deserve every opportunity to participate in the California dream. We have the ability to stop the indignities, to end the suffering, to ease the fears -- and it is our moral imperative to do so.