Why We Need to Eradicate Factory Farming – green peeps

“The present system of producing food animals in the United States is not sustainable and presents an unacceptable level of risk to public health and damage to the environment, as well as unnecessary harm to the animals we raise for food.” – Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production

Factory farms, also known as CAFOs or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations currently account for in excess of 99 percent of all farmed animals raised and slaughtered in the United States. A United Nations report from 2006 identifies animal agriculture as “one of the top two or three contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale, from local to global.” Factory farming accounts for 37 percent of methane emissions, additio……

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