The Dirty Secrets Of Animal Agribusiness - Part 1

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The Dirty Secrets Of Animal Agribusiness - Part 1

Industries raising animals for food have a lot to hide, including a long list of abuses to humans and animals, all in the name of producing more milk, eggs, and meat. We have compiled information about 5 of the most egregious of these secrets that animal agribusiness would prefer to keep under wraps. This quiz will test your knowledge about Dirty Secret # 1 - Repeat violators of laws protecting public health and animal welfare are allowed to continue producing harmful animal products. For more information on the Dirty Secrets of Animal Agribusiness, go to https://www. Animalagribusiness. Com.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What type(s) of violations has Austin "Jack" DeCoster (of the recent egg-salmonella outbreak) either been found guilty of or settled in court?  **Note - AFTER you have submitted your choice & the correct answer is revealed, please click on the +View Answer link for further explanation and background information.
    • A. 

      Immigrant labor laws & labor conditions

    • B. 

      Animal cruelty

    • C. 

      Sexual harassment and rape by supervisors in his plants

    • D. 

      Environmental laws

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    In a landmark animal cruelty case in 2010, DeCoster plead guilty to 10 counts of animal cruelty over his company's treatment of chickens and paid approximately $130,000 in fines and penalties.  The case was the result of a Mercy For Animals investigation that revealed which of the following activities?
    • A. 

      Employees whipping birds by their necks in an attempt to kill them

    • B. 

      Live birds being thrown into the trash

    • C. 

      Hens living in cages so small that they could not lift their wings without getting snagged on the wire mesh

    • D. 

      Chickens with injuries and illnesses left untreated

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    DeCoster's feed mill, the suspected source of the salmonella in the recent massive outbreak, had not been inspected for years.**Note - AFTER you have submitted your choice & the correct answer is revealed, please click on the +View Answer link for further explanation and background information.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 4. 
    During the time that Buckeye Egg Farms was in operation it was the largest egg producer in Ohio and earned a national reputation for environmental irresponsibility.  From the early 1980s to 2002, litigation was nearly non-stop and included NINE charges of contempt of court for failure to honor the terms of lawsuits filed by the Ohio Attorney General's Office.  Anton Pohlmann, former owner of Buckeye Egg Farms (now Ohio Fresh Eggs), also operated an egg production business  in Germany.  Due to his business' treatment of chickens, Pohlmann was sanctioned in Germany in what manner?**Note - AFTER you have submitted your choice & the correct answer is revealed, please click on the +View Answer link for further explanation and background information.
    • A. 

      Fined

    • B. 

      Subjected to more frequent inspections

    • C. 

      Banned from ever owning or participating in animal-related business

    • D. 

      He was not sanctioned in any way

  • 5. 
    George Kasbergen's Spring Grove Dairy in Wisconsin was cited for 10 water pollution violations, including failure to report large manure spills.  Kasbergen went on to build what?**Note - AFTER you have submitted your choice & the correct answer is revealed, please click on the +View Answer link for further explanation and background information.
    • A. 

      Two smaller dairies in Wisconsin

    • B. 

      The largest dairy in Illinois

    • C. 

      He built nothing else and went out of business

    • D. 

      A small dairy in Ohio

  • 6. 
    George Kasbergen's Stone Ridge Dairy is currently (Sept. 2010) under investigation for what?  **Note - AFTER you have submitted your choice & the correct answer is revealed, please click on the +View Answer link for further explanation and background information.
    • A. 

      Animal cruelty

    • B. 

      Labor violations

    • C. 

      A 10-mile fish kill destroying 40,000 fish and aquatic life

    • D. 

      Tax violations

  • 7. 
    DeCoster (of the recent salmonella outbreak) is the largest investor for Ohio Fresh Eggs (previously Pohlmann's Buckeye Egg Farms) and has operating input with the management there.**Note - AFTER you have submitted your choice & the correct answer is revealed, please click on the +View Answer link for further explanation and background information.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 8. 
    The chief executive officer of Ohio Fresh Eggs, John Glessner, is also listed as the owner of Hillandale Farms (one of the company's responsible for the recent egg recall).  What did Glessner serve prison time for?**Note - AFTER you have submitted your choice & the correct answer is revealed, please click on the +View Answer link for further explanation and background information.
    • A. 

      Tax violations

    • B. 

      Animal cruelty

    • C. 

      Harassment

    • D. 

      Operating a firm that supplied DeCoster with undocumented workers

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