The sad truth is that the Los Angeles County Fair promotes a lie. In stark contrast to the adorable "Charlotte's Web" exhibit that was described in your article ["Cue the Pig and the Spider," by Brenda Rees, Sept. 7] is the reality of life on today's factory farm.
Pigs are kept in gestation crates too small for them to turn around in, stacked one on top of the other by the thousands in dark sheds. The treatment of male calves born to dairy cows is no less horrific. They are kept in tiny crates and immobilized with chains so their flesh can make tender veal. Chickens are painfully debeaked to keep them from pecking in cramped cages.