Animal welfare is not the only issue raised by factory farming, it causes damage to the environment and our health too.
“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”
Concentrating large numbers of animals in factory farms contributes to environmental degradation from the need to grow feed, pollution from manure waste, and overuse of limited resources.
High stocking density also requires increased use of antibiotics and pesticides to stop the spread of disease and infestation caused by these crowded living conditions.
Farming animals is the number one cause of climate change, contributing more greenhouse gases than all of the world's transport combined. The best thing you can do for the environment is to Eat Kind.
New Zealand is proud of its clean, green image. But our waterways, land and reputation are under threat from factory farming. Any kind of farming can cause environmental damage, but factory farming especially has a negative impact on the natural environment.
Eating a plant-based diet is the most important thing you can do to help animals. It's a simple switch, but it makes a big difference. You'll feel great knowing that you are putting your values into action. Challenge yourself to give it a try. We bet you’ll find it tastier and easier than you ever imagined!
As a charity, SAFE is reliant on the support of caring people like you to carry out our valuable work. Every dollar goes towards providing education, undertaking research and campaigning for the benefit of all animals.