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Factory Farming in the United States

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Transcript of Factory Farming in the United States

The truth about factory farming
WHAT ARE FACTORY FARMS?
The Scary Part...
By: Anne Morrison
WHERE WE PICTURE OUR FOOD
COMING FROM...
These farms are breeding grounds for antibiotic resistant bacteria that are extremely
dangerous
for humans to be exposed to.
Sickens
76 Million
Hospitalizes
325,000
And Kills
5,000
PEOPLE EVERY YEAR
In the U.S.
Food Borne Illness:
37%
OF THE WORLD'S METHANE EMISSIONS
ARE ACCOUNTED FOR BY
FACTORY FARMING
Animals are crammed
together in tightly
confined areas, & most
will never see sunlight.

UNSANITARY CONDITIONS IN ANIMAL CONFINEMENT UNITS CAUSE WIDESPREAD

DISEASES AND AGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR.
Antibiotics
25
Million POUNDS
OF ANTIBIOTICS & RELATED DRUGS ARE GIVEN TO ANIMALS FOR NON-THERAPEUDIC PURPOSES EVERY YEAR.
OVER USE OF ANTIBIOTICS IS CAUSING
HUMAN MEDS TO BE LESS EFFECTIVE,
CAUSING HEALTH CARE COSTS TO INCREASE BY
$4 bILLION
EVERY YEAR.
17%
OF ALL FOSSIL FUEL USED
IN THE U.S. IS USED TO PRODUCE FOOD.
10 CALORIES OF
FOSSIL FUEL
1 CALORIE
OF FOOD
PRODUCING ENOUGH FOOD FOR A FAMILY OF 4
REQUIRES 34,000 KW-HRS OF ENERGY OR MORE THAN
930
GALLONS OF GASOLINE.
FOSSIL FUEL
METHANE HAS MORE THAN


THE GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIAL OF CO2
21 TIMES
The truth...
warning
: the content of this video may be disturbing to some viewers.
Absolutely
NO
legislation protecting these
animals.
http://www.change.org/petitions/put-an-end-to-inhumane-factory-farming

JOIN ME
to put an
END
to factory farming
http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-tyson-to-stop-torturing-pigs
https://www.change.org/petitions/president-obama-end-factory-farming
FACTORY FARMING
In 2007, the world's meat consumption
was estimated to be
278
million
Tons
World meat consumption is predicted to
DOUBLE AGAIN
by
year:
2050
THE UNITED STATES ALONE, PROCESSES (FARMS THEN KILLS) NEARLY ANIMALS EACH YEAR.


HOW DOES THIS AFFECT
YOU
?
10 BILLION
MORE THAN OF THE
15%
WORLDS tOTAL
How can
you
help?
Meat
LESS
Monday!
Buy
Certified Humane
products!
Spread the
WORD
!
Get the App!
Beef:
-
Applegate
-Organic Prairie
-Niman Ranch -
Whole Foods Brands
Chicken and Turkey:
-
Applegate
-Bell and Evans
-
Murray's
-Organic Prairie
-
Whole Foods Brands
Pork:
-
Applegate
-Niman Ranch
-Organic Prairie -Vermont Smoke and Cure
-
Whole Foods Brands
Lamb:
-Niman Ranch -
Whole Foods Brands


BRANDS TO SUPPORT
BRANDS TO AVOID
Where it is REALLY coming from...
bRANDS WITH PLANS TO iMPROVE
NOT
SUSTAINABLE
BATTERY CAGES
THE REAL PROBLEM...
ABUSIVE PRACTICES
A New
"language"
that Reinforces
unethical treatment
"Thumping"
"Downer"
"Debeaking"
"Disbudding"
Gestation Crates
You
ARE
what you
EAT
YOU
EAT what
THEY
EAT
HORMONES
MANURE
GARBAGE
ANTIBIOTICS
CHICKEN FEATHERES
BUBBLE GUM
RESTAURANT WASTE
CHEMICALS
POULTRY
BY PRODUCT
Directly affects
YOU
Resources:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/28/burger-facts-trivia_n_3654636.html
http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_circulars/CR-612.pdf
http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/factory-farming/pigs/pork-industry/
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