We have teamed up with Humane Being who are bringing a judicial review on factory farming based on human rights law.
The dangers of factory farming affect us all:
Pandemic-Risk: Three in four emerging diseases in
people come from animals. Unhygienic factory farms
are the perfect breeding ground for these diseases.
Scientists predict the next pandemic will be an Avian
Flu 100x more deadly than Covid-19. Between
November 2020 and March 2021 there were over
25 outbreaks of Avian Flu in UK farms.
Antibiotic Resistance: The widespread use of antibiotics
on factory farms, to prevent and treat diseases arising
as a result of the close confinement of large numbers of
animals in unnatural, unhygienic environments, is
driving the growth of bacteria resistant to our
medicines; an issue that the World Health Organisation
tells us will kill 10 million people each year by 2050
The Climate Crisis: Factory farms are responsible for significant levels of greenhouse
gas emissions that contribute to climate change and devastate our already
Soya grown in Brazil is imported to feed UK factory farmed animals, contributing
to deforestation and the loss of biodiversity