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Intensive Farming

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.”

Albert Einstein

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.

Uncover the Facts

Environmental Effects of Factory Farming

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.

Effects of Factory Farming on Human Health

Factory farming doesn't just hurt animals; it can also be harmful to human health.

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  • 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.
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Take action to combat the climate emergency, contribute towards a kinder Aotearoa for animals, and follow in the footsteps of plant-powered athletes – what better way to kick off the new year?!

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