Overview

Did you know that factory farming has polluted over 35,000 miles of rivers in the US?

Industrial animal agriculture is one of the leading causes of greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution. Factory farms also emit noxious odors and airborne particulates, which cause health problems in agricultural workers, residents in neighboring areas, and in farm animals.

Learn more about factory farming pollution from the Food Empowerment Project

Did you know that approximately 9 billion animals are killed for food every year in the U.S.?

Factory farming is by far the largest source of animal suffering and abuse in the country. The average American eats 21,000 animals in his/her lifetime, and 99% of those animals spend their entire lives in intensive confinement.

Learn more about animal treatment practices by watching our presentation

Did you know that slaughterhouse workers typically are not unionized and don’t have health insurance?

While many people talk about how cruel factory farming is for animals, few people realize that it is also a huge source of labor injustice in the United States. Factory farm workers face among the most dangerous working conditions in the country, unfair labor management practices, and chronic health problems.

Learn more about worker conditions from the Food Empowerment Project

Did you know that the American Public Health Association called for a moratorium on factory farms?

In addition to posing severe health threats to workers and members of communities surrounding factory farms, the rampant use of antibiotics has resulted in the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Learn more about public health repercussions from the Natural Resources Defense Council

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