This list of reasons to end factory farming is almost as long as the Pinnochio noses on the faces of corporate CEOs who claim we can’t feed the world without this ugly, unhealthful, environmentally catastrophic system.
This week, journalist Martha Rosenberg writes about one more ugly truth about factory farms, one that probably isn’t even on your radar: African Swine Fever (ASF).
ASF has already killed about one-fourth of the world’s pigs—the ones living in factory farms.
But you’ve probably not even heard about this latest pandemic. That’s because it’s just another inconvenient fact that Big Meat doesn’t want you to know about.
Fortunately, under growing pressure from consumers, organic and regenerative farmers, and animal activists, Congress is waking up to the fact that factory farms, or CAFOs (Confined Animal Feeding Operations) need to go.
Just this week, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced a bill calling for an immediate and permanent moratorium on building or expanding large CAFOs and the closing of all existing large CAFOs by 2040.