Each and every movement and organization promoting SUSTAINABLE ANIMAL AGRICULTURE needs to pause their public message for a few days and discover the truth and the urgency of it, behind what they are promoting. Time is of the essence in unraveling these vital facts and adopt real sustainable methods to feed our selves.
Some believe it is
but what's the TRUTH?
Following the growing trend of "sustainable" animal agriculture, the time has come for the sustainable animal farming MYTH to come to light and for all people and organizations promoting such myth, to be called on to taking a deeper look at what exactly it is that they inadvertently promote, at such a huge cost on our planetary ecosystems
the links contained within this page will open up everyone's eyes and offer real sustainable solutions, before they continue to spread the myth of sustainable animal farming, at any scale
PROBLEMS (past) and SOLUTIONS (present and future) on this same page
A way of living, which if adopted by the great majority of human beings, would allow for the continuance of a healthy ecosystem capable of supporting diverse forms of plant and animal life, and clean water and air.
The Death of the Myth of Humane Farming
“Supporting alternatives to the industrial production of animal products serves the ultimate interest of industrial producers. The decision to eat animal products sourced from small, local, and sustainable farms might seem like a fundamental rejection of big business as usual. It is, however, an implicit but powerful confirmation of the single most critical behavior necessary to the perpetuation of factory farming: eating animals. So long as consumers continue to eat meat, eggs, and dairy — even if they are sourced from small farms practicing the highest welfare and safety standards — they’re providing, however implicitly, an endorsement of the products that big agriculture will always be able to produce more efficiently and cheaply. And thus dominate.” (9)
“Humane” Farming is Not Environmentally Sustainable
In spite of the intensive confinement model that presently dominates Western and, increasingly, global farming of animals for food, livestock now use 30 per cent of the earth’s entire land surface. If we humanely pastured all 100 million cows in the United States on grass, cattle would require (using the conservative estimate of 10 acres per cow) almost half the country’s land–and this excludes the land we would need in order to raise all of the pigs, chickens, sheep and goats free range. (2)
In addition to land, there is the issue of greenhouse gases. First, it is an unavoidable fact of ruminant digestion that methane is released into the atmosphere, trapping heat with alarming efficiency. Secondly, livestock make manure that produces nitrous oxide, an even more efficient heat trapper. U.S. livestock generate a billion tons of manure per year, contributing a whopping 65 percent of the planet’s total human-caused nitrous oxide emissions. (3) So if we sent all those cruelly confined cows out to pasture? It is estimated that pasture-raised cows produce 4 times more greenhouse gases than cows raised in confinement. This is because cows subsisting on grass, as nature intended, grow much slower than cows fed on grain. Therefore it takes them significantly longer to reach slaughter weight. The longer it takes cows to grow, the more methane and nitrous-oxide they are emitting. (4) Free-range chickens also have a 20 percent greater impact on global warming than conventionally confined chickens. (5)
DEBUNKING our FOOD MYTHS
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