HOW WIDELY IS IT USED?
• 99% of all marketed farms in the United States practice High Density Animal Farming.
• 74% of all poultry farms
•50% of all pork farms
•43% of all beef farms
• 78% of all egg farms
• This practice is widely popular because it can feed more people at the lowest costs possible.
• Intensive Animal Farming usage rocketed after WWII due to the population boom.
• As of 2005, worldwide, this practice makes up 40% of all meat production.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
High Density Animal Farming is important today because it is one of the most effective ways to keep up with food demand. It keeps people fed while doing so at the lowest price possible. (Not humane or morally acceptable though!)
Waste products from High Density Animal Farming emit methane, and manure is then spread as fertilizer. By doing this, nitrous oxide is emitted and causes pollution.
- Over 10% of dairy farms have well over 700 cattle.
-Based on studies on factory farms, these variables were evident:
(a) premature death rate (b) fair or poor health (c) physically unhealthy days per month for adults (d) annual number of unhealthy air quality days due to fine particulate matter