Factory farming must end if the world is to tackle climate change and meet United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
For millennia, farming has worked in harmony with nature. However, one human lifetime ago, things changed dramatically: farming became dominated by industrial agriculture.
When I look back over three decades of progress on the way we treat animals, it has been heartening to see how attitudes and understanding have evolved to insist on better treatment.
Whilst the emergence of Covid-19 has been linked to eating wildlife, it shows strong parallels with other viruses which have emerged from a different route – industrial farming
Marco Springmann and colleagues warn that we must shift to more plant-based ‘flexitarian’ diets if we are to reduce the food system’s projected greenhouse-gas emissions and meet the targets of the 2015 Paris Agreement
Man has an almost insatiable appetite to destroy the planet in his quest for cheap meat. As well as pushing wildlife to extinction through the destruction of habitats, rising meat production is accelerating climate change. - The Times