Animals rights activists spread message

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Animal rights activists hit the street Wednesday trying to spread the message about what they say is animal cruelty within the meat industry.

The group Mercy for Animals set up in Downtown Cincinnati to show at 12-minute video called "Farm to Fridge."

The video highlights the way some farm animals are treated in their journey to our plates.

They also held up billboard sized banners with images of calves, hens and pigs confined in factory farms.

Organizers say informing the public is their main goal.

"Consumers have the right to know where their food comes from and how the animals are treated before they reach our plates," said Phil Letten with Mercy for Animals. "Farmed animals are confined inside tiny cages and stalls that are so small the animals are barely able to move an inch. Consumers can boycott this needless cruelty to animals by adopting a kind and compassionate vegetarian diet."

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