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Factory farming will kill us

Wiki image - Humane Society USA

Wiki image – Humane Society USA

On his website today, Catholic peer David Alton writes: “A timely reminder about the dangers of industrialised slaughter of animals – its also downright cruel. If we are downright cruel to every other species, it’s little wonder that we end up being cruel to our own.

John Lewis-Stempel is right to warn, in this interesting article from Unherd, that factory farms are ticking time-bombs of zoonotic disease – those which leap from animals to humans – and petri-dishes of bacterial infections.

The massive use of antibiotics to enable industrialised slaughter of animals is also compromising human health. But, beyond that, its downright cruel – and if we are cruel to every other species it’s little wonder that we end up being cruel to our own.

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Tags: Battery Farming, Factory Farming, Free-Range, Catholic Concern for Animals, David Alton, John Lewis-Stempel, Farmers, Rural

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