The climb of the human population in the post-WW2 era resulted in an obvious resource increase and consequently led to the rise of intensive factory farming around the world. Such intensive factory farming across the globe pushes systematic animal confinement to the highest density possible to maximise human financial gain while imposing extreme cruelty.
The environmental impacts of factory farming are extensive. The loss of biodiversity and habitat due to deforestation, air and water pollution, land degradation, and water depletion are just some of the consequences of a globally inefficient food system. 70 billion (70,000,000,000) farmed animals are grown and killed annually for the consumption by 7.3 billion people, a number which doesn’t even include additional marine animal life whose estimates are up towards 90 billion per year.
Over 164 million farmed animals and 246 million marine animals are killed every single day.
Interactive Maps Show North Carolina Factory Farming Filth
15,000 Olympic-size swimming pools of pig and cow waste are produced each year in North Carolina alone and the industrial hog operations disproportionately impact African-Americans, Hispanics and American Indians.
The Environmental Impact of Animal Agriculture
We can all acknowledge the world is changing due to our presence and actions. But what is happening to our planet’s finite resources and capacity? What damage is occurring and what dwindling future will the next generation have?
What are Ocean Dead Zones?
The almost invisible environmental disaster where ocean habitats that would normally be teeming with life essentially become biological deserts void of oxygen and the key driver is the current global agriculture industry.
US Meat Production Emissions Not Collected in Years
The COP21 Paris Climate Agreement is a joke reinforced by US Congress renewing a bill to stop the EPA collecting emission data from one of the largest contributors to our global problem.
Meat and Soy Consumption: China is the World Leader
China’s insatiable appetite for animal meat has altered the landscape of the western hemisphere, where factory farming is booming and the land planted in soybeans now exceeds that in either wheat or corn.
The Life of the Australian Dairy Cow
The dairy industry has become one of the most egregious abusers of animal welfare among all of agriculture. This report offers valuable insights into the emotional stress and physical strain experienced by the modern Australian dairy cow.