Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter speaking at TEDxManhattan, March 2015.
Get the Facts
- Most animals raised for food in the United States are raised on factory farms.
- For years, investigations have revealed conditions on some factory farms that result in extreme animal suffering.
- The total number of livestock on the largest factory farms rose by 20 percent between 2002 and 2012.
- These factory-farmed livestock produced 369 million tons of manure in 2012, about 13 times as much as the sewage produced by the entire U.S. population. This 13.8 billion cubic feet of manure is enough to fill the Dallas Cowboys stadium 133 times.
Why You Should Care
- You can end up with meat loaded with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
- Many communities have to deal with tainted water and severe air pollution caused by nearby farms.
- Animals on factory farms live in unnatural, inhumane, and unhealthy conditions.
You, your family, and the planet deserve better than factory farms.