Over the last half a century, factory farming has risen to become one of the major issues affecting the future of our planet.
It is the world’s biggest cause of animal cruelty and a primary driver of wildlife declines. At the same time, it is a serious pollutant, contributing to climate change and marine dead zones, and a potent source of disease that risks future pandemics.
In a world of growing climate, nature collapse, and pandemic emergencies, ending factory farming has never been more urgent.
What is factory farming?
Factory farming – the grain feeding of confined animals – is a major contributor to biodiversity loss, deforestation, climate change, soil degradation, and overuse and pollution of water. It contributes to key non-communicable diseases and antimicrobial resistance as well as increasing the risk of future pandemics.