Drone Investigations

Factory farmers can’t hide from our drones.

Eyes in the Skies

MFA’s drone investigations provide a disturbing glimpse of factory farming’s devastating impact on animals, the environment, and rural communities. Equipped with high-tech video cameras, drones fly above factory farms and slaughterhouses, capturing the nightmarish scale of these facilities.

Drone footage has exposed large manure lagoons, piles of animal corpses, and warehouse-type sheds where animals suffer intensive crowding and confinement. Often going viral, MFA’s drone investigation videos have received tens of millions of views on social media.

  • Drones Expose Factory Farming Like Never Before
  • Zoom-Camera Drone Reveals Disturbing Milk Production Secrets
  • Drones Reveal "Calf Hutches"
  • The Pig Industry Treats Pigs Like Garbage
  • First-Ever Drone Investigation of Slaughterhouses
  • Ultimate Compilation: Drones Expose Factory Farming Across America
  • The Disturbing Truth of Where Eggs Come From
  • The Milk Industry Can't Hide From Our Drones
  • Drones Expose Massive Beef Feedlots From the Air

Drones Expose Factory Farming Destruction

Animal Cruelty

Most mother cows live in barren corrals. They stand all day in dirt, mud, and their own waste.

Chickens and pigs are packed by the thousands into windowless warehouse-type buildings. In these sheds, the animals never see daylight or breathe fresh air.

Environmental Devastation

Industrial farms collect millions of gallons of toxic animal waste in massive open-air pits, often larger than several football fields.

To lower the levels in these cesspits, facilities pump out the waste and spray it onto fields in a fine mist that drifts into nearby homes and schools.

Public Health Hazards

Factory farms harm surrounding communities. Farm facilities are often built around low-income neighborhoods whose residents have little financial or political power to fight back.

The stench of sewage and the noxious gases from the farms can make breathing difficult. Neighbors worry about their health and the health of their kids and grandkids.

By the Numbers


drone investigations released by MFA


views of MFA's drone videos on social media


factory farms investigated by MFA drones



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—Camilla, an undercover investigator in Brazil