Factory Farms – a breeding ground for disease, the pandemic threat of animal agriculture
Scientists have been warning us for years that the next pandemic could come from a factory farm. We’ve already seen BSE, bovine TB, avian influenza (bird flu), swine flu, Campylobacter, Salmonella, antibiotic-resistant superbugs and more coming from factory farms. The next serious outbreak of an infectious disease leading to a pandemic may be caused by a bird or swine flu virus. It may be an antibiotic resistant superbug or some other previously unseen infectious disease. This report explains why it is vital to end this abuse of animals and move towards a plant-based food system. It’s a case of ending factory farming before it ends us!
Dr. Justine Butler
Viva!’s fight is a fight for life – for animals and ourselves. Through effective campaigning, we take the brutal reality of intensive farming to the people who can effect the most change: consumers. Our wide-ranging campaigns promote veganism as the best way to save animals from suffering, protect the environment, improve health and help those in developing countries.
We have cleared most shelves of so-called ‘exotic meats’; our campaign against factory farming of pigs, turkeys and ducks saw deaths dive; we are closer than ever to a foie-gras free Britain and meat and dairy consumption are down in the UK thanks to Viva! and you. Viva! is a registered charity (1037486).