An impressive report, “Animal Cruelty is the Price We Pay for Cheap Meat” has just been published in Rolling Stone. It contains graphic images and video and details the brutal lives and deaths our “food” animals on our factory farms have to suffer. The facts in the article are eye-opening:
- 500 million tons of factory-farm animal waste generated each year;
- 35,000 miles of rivers and streams across 22 states reporting polluted waterways caused by farm-animal excretement;
- 9 billion broiler chickens, 113 million pigs, 33 million cows and 250 million turkeys raised and killed for food each year.
And that’s just beginning.
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