bones factory farming episode
by MPD
Categories: Animals, Film/TV.

Here at the Razz, we love us some Bones.

Last week, the hit Fox show featured gruesome footage (courtesy of Farm Sanctuary) of the cruelty that chickens face on a daily basis in slaughterhouses. VEGdaily contributer Jasmin Singer sums up the episode like this:

“The premise of the episode centered around a mysterious dead body that was eventually identified to be the manager at Clucksten Farms, a broiler farm at the center of a scandal led by animal rights activists. Turns out that Mr. Clucksten Manager was killed by an unhappy and underpaid factory worker in (get this) the same nightmarish way that the chickens are killed.”

Wanna know more about the episode? Check out a clip of the footage below and visit to get the full report!

  • Livin Veg

    I really dug this episode. The pic of the pig was so cute and although it was just a gesture, it was a meaningful one. I loved that Bones was a vegetarian for health reasons:)

    Yay for exposing factory farming through prime time dramas!

  • Erica

    Still makes me wonder how effective the message of the show is.
    David Boreanaz is one hunk of meat I’D like to take a bite out of. ; )

  • John Mayer

    Bones also did an episode a couple of seasons ago wherein someone was killed with a pneumatic hog slaughter device. “No human being deserves to die like that,“ her colleague says. “No ANIMAL deserves to die like that,” she replies. After this factory farming episode I’d be compelled to make Bones a regular, if only I had a TV. I still have cable (it lowers the cost of my internet), just no TV to watch it on for about three months now. I’ve had about three offers of replacement TV’s, though, and turned them down. Not having TV is so liberating. Don’t take my word for it: try it.

    Yours truly,

    John Mayer

  • VeggieTart

    I think I saw that clip, John. One of the investigators wonders how someone could do that to a human, and I guess Deschanel’s character (I don’t watch the show) says, “How can anyone do that to *hogs*? I just became a vegetarian.” That episode was nominated for a Genesis Award.

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