31 January 2011

Hal Sparks doesn't find anything funny about factory farms

Comedian Hal Sparks jokes about a lot of things, it's what he does for a living, but if you go to one of his shows don't expect any monologues on factory farming.

Sparks has supported many pro-animal campaigns in the past such as Stop Puppy Mills and ProtectSeals. He was a speaker at the Humane Society of United States' (HSUS) 2010 Taking Action For Animals conference.

When it comes to factory farming, Sparks says, "There’s nothing to support about a practice that causes cows, pigs, and chickens to suffer in inhumane conditions that have an impact on the health of the animals, humans, and the environment—and does not even result in truly cheap food."

He suggests one of the ways to help is to tell Smithfield Foods to honor its commitment to phasing out pig gestation crates and lend your support to a proposed new measure in Washington state that would improve the lives of six million egg-laying hens.

You can find tour dates and info about Hal's music on his webpage.

John Himmelberger | @johnhimm
John lives in Maryland where he works as a sales manager. John and his wife Eileen’s pursuit to achieve optimum health combined with a desire to send a strong message to factory farming, inspired them to examine what they put into their bodies. Now a vegan, John has great admiration for groups like Farm Sanctuary and hopes to influence others by sharing his positive experiences. Follow John on his blog and Facebook.

Screen capture: HSUS