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How Factory Farming Harms People, Planet and Animals

Why the UK and Why Now

The world is a boat we share, We sail in it together. We must make sure a hole does not appear in the part we can control and encourage other countries to do the same.

Looking at all the data, evidence, analysis gathered in this knowledge base we have these conclusions. We’ve provided links within it to point you to some of the best examples for the case we make.

The UK Government is failing to protect UK public

Based on our findings we believe the Government is failing to protect human health, the planet and the welfare of sentient animals.
The Government’s approach is reactive as it ignores science, international specialists, even its own advisors and the precautionary principle.
Existing pathways and plans are inadequate in terms of recognising and addressing root causes.
The issues linked to factory farming are clear, the plans to deal with them are not.
It is unconscionable to continue with practices that are provably promoting a pandemic whilst people are dying from the current one?
We demand action from the UK government that prevents future pandemics, the climate crisis, environmental damage, pollution and antibiotic resistance as once thresholds are past - cures will be impossible.

For the sake of animals, people and the planet urgent and decisive action is required

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Pandemics Antibiotic resistance Climate Crisis Pollution Environmental damage
Reactive measure
Monitor Vaccinate Control Set targets Rely on untested technology
Root Cause Proactive solution
SCRAP factory farming

The solution

The UK Government must urgently phase out animal factory farming by 2025 and support farmers in their transition to a sustainable food system that protects animals, people, and the planet
With an immediate cessation of planning applications for animal factory farms, to ensure no new factory farms, or extensions including facilities located within three miles of an existing factory farm and under common ownership or control) to existing ones, are built.
The cessation of subsidies/ bailouts for animal factory farms
Significant governmental support for farmers to transition to sustainable farming practices that protect animals, people, and the planet
Ensuring that any reduction in UK production is not replaced with imported farmed animals or animal products

A public Health Ethics Case for Mitigating Zoonotic Disease - an expert opinion

“So, if one accepts that governments are permitted to try to benefit the populace as a whole by improving public health, then there’s a prima facie justification for governments to enact policy that infringes on the liberty of producers in order to reduce the risk of future zoonotic pandemics. Appealing to overall benefit, then, would seem to support an especially broad variety of policy measures aimed at eliminating this risk. Subsidizing the production and commercialization of foods that involve less risk of zoonotic disease and Taxing producers would both appear to yield an overall benefit by creating incentives not to impose risk and disincentives to impose risk and disincentives to impose risk, respectively. But there is no special reason to stop at these measures. Indeed, overall benefit seems to provide a prima facie case for a permission on the part of governments to institute an outright ban on intensive animal agriculture.”
🔗 Source: A Public Health Ethics Case for Mitigating Zoonotic Disease Risk in Food Production.
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