Eastern Shore Sanctuary
& Education Center
Follow the money. That's good advice for consumers and activists as well as for detectives. The readings in this section show how the meat, dairy, and egg industries profit at the expense of the public. Their abuses of animals (and people and the environment) are motivated by an amoral quest for profit at all costs. After the animals themselves, workers and people living in rural poverty bear the greatest share of the costs of factory farming. Big corporations and their wealthy investors reap the only real benefits. These trends are made worse by trade globalization, which helps corporations to evade local regulations.