Apr 13, 2010
Actress Tiffani Thiessen, star of the TV series “White Collar,” has taped a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) for WSPA to educate the public about reading labels on meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products to see which ones signify that animals were raised humanely. The PSA is running on both cable and network television stations across the U.S. market.
"The organization’s key philosophy about food is something I believe in personally. It’s important that people make educated choices when buying food, which can be confusing and misleading with the food labeling system. It is hard to know what you are really purchasing and that is why I filmed this PSA - I wanted to help WSPA inform people about what the labels really mean.”
She further explained, “If you choose foods labeled ‘American Humane Certified,’ ‘Animal Welfare Approved’ or ‘Certified Humane,’ you know that the food you are eating did not involve animal abuse or come from factory farms known to be bad for the environment.”
Factory farms use intensive “production line” methods to maximize the amount of meat produced, while minimizing costs. They keep animals together in unnaturally large numbers, creating a large amount of waste that creates an environmental problem. In fact, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reports that livestock production accounts for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions - that is more than all global transport, combined.
Therefore, by making minor changes and choosing humane foods, you can make a difference for animals and the planet.