overview of factory farming
Chances are the majority of the food you consume is a product of the factory farm system. And whether you are a meat-eater or vegetarian, factory farming affects all of our lives in a variety of ways. While the treatment that these animals endure is inhumane in the deepest sense of the word, factory farming is not exclusively an animal welfare issue. It also has significant social, health and environmental effects.
An overview of how cows are treated for the production of dairy, veal and beef.
An overview of how chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys are treated for the production of poultry.
An overview of the treatment of pigs for the production of pork.
The underwater version of factory farming is called aquaculture, and it refers to farms on which fish are confined to pens and harvested.
An overview of the treatment farm animals endure during the process of being brought to slaughter.
Food labels explained
There are a great variety of labels on animal products. Our overview will help you learn which ones matter when you're shopping, and which ones are meaningless.
RECOMMENDED BOOKS & MOVIES
These books, movies, and websites offer more information on food production.