LES 8 FAITS QUI VOUS INTERPELLENT
Across the world, animal agriculture profits from animal suffering. While we know killing animals for food is unnecessary and cruel, these eight facts will make you literally facepalm.
The animal agriculture industry has a history of polluting natural resources. Recently, it’s even gone so far as writing a bill that, if passed by Congress, would end citizens’ ability to sue the dairy industry for polluting drinking water. The pollutant—nitrates in cow manure—is so dangerous it can kill infants even in small doses.
Just this month, lawmakers in North Carolina overrode the governor’s veto of a bill that limits the amount of money factory farms would have to pay for air and land pollution. This decision prioritizes the interests of animal agriculture while putting North Carolinians at risk. Polluting the environment is common practice throughout the industry, including farms hiding pollution from the EPA, violating clean water laws, leaking manure into Tillamook Bay, and devastating the Great Lakes.