In a web video released last week, Senator Greg Ball takes a walk on on his farm, feeding the pigs and nursing a calf by hand accompanied by rocking ’80′s style electric guitars. Senator Ball’s video is designed to promote him as a defender of family farms. “We’re losing our family farms,” Senator Ball said in the ad. “We got to stop that, we’ve got to fix it.”
After an approximately two minute tour of his farm, Senator Ball, a Republican who represents the 40th District in Westchester and Dutchess Counties, explains the consequences of commercial farming while brushing his hogs.
“People that eat bacon, eating tomatoes, you know ham, or hamburger, you don’t know where your food’s coming from. It could come from Mexico, it could come from a factory farm in idaho. The animals are raised inhumanely, they don’t have a good life. The farmer sure as hell isn’t in the pen scratching his hogs,” Senator Ball said. “In fact, it’s not even a farmer, it’s just toally commercialized, it’s owned by a handful of companies–multinational corporations. All they care about is cheap food and the bottom line, they dont care about the lifestyle of the animal.”
Senator Ball also warns that commercial farms don’t feed animals quality vegetables like the one’s he’s shown serving up in the video.
“They’re pumping them full of hormones and steroids, they’re not giving them tomatoes, they’re not giving them cabbage. They’re giving them steroids, and hormones, and you know, commercial food. That’s the problem with the industrialization of our farms,” Senator Ball said.
Senator Ball’s video ends with a title card featuring a powerful new slogan: “Ball–Gettin’ it done.” Watch the clip below.