Animal agriculture creates a wealth of other issues apart from the impact on health, which affect the global human and non-human animal populations, and the supporting ecosystems.
Animal agriculture practices enforce controlled, systematic confinement, which leads to the heavy use of antibiotics to mitigate the spread of disease and pestilence exacerbated by these crowded living conditions. In turn, the threat of a post-antibiotic era is very real. Seemingly unrelated human activities, like plastic pollution and dying bee colonies, also drive forward ecosystem destruction and our future faces a very serious, wide range of threats.
The complex yet fragile web of ecosystems that we exist within involving both plant and animal is barely respected and mostly exploited and destroyed.
Global Antibiotic Resistance: This Sh*t is About to Get Real
Antibiotic resistant superbugs are a serious health threat with what will have catastrophic consequences as we are now entering a post-antibiotic era, where an estimated 10 million people will die every year by 2050.
How the Decline of Bees will Create More Disease
Of the 100 crop species that provide 90% of the world’s food, over 70 are pollinated by bees, but how will the decline of pollinators lead to substantial new disease burdens?
How Plastic is Killing the Ocean, Marine Life and Eventually Us
Plastic is absolutely everywhere. It’s a pervasive problem which is rapidly emerging as global environmental disaster.