is Factory Farming?
farming is the practice of raising animals
for food with the use of intensive confinement structures
equipment for feeding and watering. In this system,
treated as mere commodities, and their basic needs of
social structure, and grooming are denied.
goal of People for Animal Rights is to educate people
impact of factory farming on the animals, the planet,
health. Without the support of consumers who are given
information about the true costs of factory farming, the
would not continue. We encourage consumers to say no to
farms and to support local, organic farmers who care
animals, the planet, and our health.
many are killed?
In 2001, over 9.8 billion animals were killed for
the United States according to USDA’s National
41.6 million cows
118 million pigs
8.9 billion "broiler" chickens
450 million "laying" hens
4.2 million sheep
309 million turkeys
27.7 million ducks
http://veganoutreach.com/whyvegan/animals.html - Why Vegan?
Alleviating the suffering of others
essence of veganism and can be embraced by each of
of any other beliefs we hold and however else we
to lead our lives, we can make a conscious
decision to act
from kindness and compassion rather than habit and
Vegan" Brochure in Portable Document Format (.pdf)
(Cable or DSL recommended)
Closer Look at Farm Animals
is easy for us to criticize the prejudices of our
from which our fathers freed themselves. It is
to distance ourselves from our own views, so that
dispassionately search for prejudices among the
Peter Singer Practical Ethics, 1993
Can I Do?
locally-produced, organic foods! Reduce pollution
by transporting food, decrease the pesticides
water, and help stop the suffering of animals on
more plant-based foods to your diet! It’s better
the animals, the planet, AND your health.
Consume LESS! Reducing the amount of "stuff"
you consume saves precious resources needed to sustain
of life upon which we depend.
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