World Animal Protection globally calls for attention to factory farming’s contribution to the climate crisis.
Food security is an emerging concern fueling animal abuse and cruelty and contributing to the current climate crisis. Factory farms are often overlooked and need to be monitored for the overuse of antibiotics, adding to the top ten global health concerns of Antimicrobial Resistance. Our biodiversity is as well being impacted due to factory farming to supply the farm animal feed, clearing forest land displacing wild animals and causing animal suffering.
50 billion farmed animals are brutally killed to serve the growing demand for cheap meat supply in the existing food system. To answer these needs, animals are bred under unfavourable conditions squashing them together, which enables a breeding ground for diseases that get easily transferred into the human system, causing severe illness and resistance to antimicrobials and infections. Bird flu and swine flu are two key examples where new strains constantly emerge from intensively farmed animals.
World Animal Protection globally calls for attention to factory farming’s contribution to the climate crisis. We ask for a humane and sustainable food system sufficient to feed the world. We call to end factory farming by transforming global diets to a predominantly plant-based food system, with fewer animals produced within high welfare systems where their needs and good care can be met. By our call to end factory farming, we aim to address the more significant concerns of a public health crisis, climate change and biodiversity loss, food insecurity and malnutrition.
We aim to transform the food system that fuels animal abuse and cruelty, one of the top four leading contributors to the greenhouse gas emissions impacting our climate. We call to end factory farming, causing billions of animals to suffer globally in these intensive farms.