Kōrero with Geoff Regier, former undercover investigator for Mercy for AnimalsMarch 23rd, 2021
Geoff spent three years working as an undercover investigator for Mercy for Animals in Canada, working in farms and slaughterhouses. His work uncovered some of the worst examples of animal abuse in Canada’s dairy industry. Some of the subject matter in this episode includes examples of animal cruelty that Geoff witnessed as an investigator. Some of this content you may find disturbing.
Geoff’s work uncovered some of the worst examples of animal abuse in Canada’s dairy industry, and lead to prison sentences for the workers and fines for their employers. Some observers at the time described the footage as the most severe cases of animal abuse they’d ever seen.
I was interested in talking to Geoff to hear his story about what he had to go through to conduct his investigations. He’s gained some interesting insight into what it’s like for workers in these industries and shared with me his thoughts on the fallout that resulted from those investigations.