No matter how you feel about paying taxes, you probably don’t like to see them wasted. One of the worst things a government can do is spend precious taxpayer dollars in ways that do not reflect the priorities and values of the majority of its citizens. So it is particularly frustrating to see our government prop up huge, multi-billion-dollar private industries in animal agriculture, which today is represented primarily by operations that are more like factories instead of the small, family-owned farms we once knew. 

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