President Obama: End factory farming!
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President Obama: End factory farming!

    1. Wendy Matthews, Farm Sanctuary
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      Wendy Matthews, Farm Sanctuary

Factory farming is destroying our environment, our communities, animal welfare, and even our health – at an alarming rate. It is critical that we bring an end to factory farming, to restore a more viable food system and preserve our world.

Factory farms have driven small farms out of business and represent the majority of our food system today. The industry has cleared vast areas of forest and rainforest, producing 18% of all greenhouse gas emissions from animal agriculture alone, wasting food and water resources, and polluting our air and water. On factory farms, animals are also induced to grow bigger, to grow faster, and to produce more than their systems can support, while they are subjected to confinement and painful mutilations. Factory farming practices spread diseases, such as mad cow, swine flu, and various food poisonings, including e-coli and salmonella. Extensive antibiotic use by factory farms creates drug resistant bacteria, which puts human health at risk.

For these reasons, the first National Conference to End Factory Farming brought together individuals and organizations representing the animal protection, health and environmental movements to confront factory farming’s common threats. We seek reform, through consumer education, the Farm Bill and local, state and federal policy change. Together, we urge:

Food policy and nutrition education that reduces consumption of animal products and increases consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole plant foods – minimizing factory farming’s impact and promoting health.
Sustainable agriculture practices that lessen resource use, pollution and land degradation.
Elimination of non-therapeutic antibiotics in animal agriculture.
Eradication of intensive animal confinement, de-toeing, de-beaking, and tail docking.
• Improved regulation of waste disposal affecting rural communities.

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Recent signatures


    1. Thank you for supporting the End Factory Farming petition!

      We blew away our original goal of 25,000 signatures, sending a resounding message to the Obama Administration that citizens are fed up with factory farming! To learn more about the destructive impact of factory farming, check in the coming weeks to watch the proceedings of the National Conference to End Factory Farming!

    2. Reached 30,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Gerri Michalska WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 1 year ago

      Stop the dire, utter cruelty to these poor creatures of God.

      We must live lives of compassion for all of God's creatures.

      • about 2 years ago

      We would have a much better country if our country didn't support animal abuse -- especially since we claim to be 'under God'.


      God's Creatures Ministry

    • Tina Volpe PARKS, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      Nothing could be better for our world, or children than to end this horrific mess we created. This is as bad, if not worse than slavery and has been compared to the holocaust... and our planet, rivers, oceans and everything else that our children and their children will have to deal with will be impossible without a complete turn around - or they will definitely cease to exist.

    • Cecilia Ellis CONVERSE, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      I sign today because I hope to one day live in a world that treats ALL living beings with respect and compassion. Putting an end to factory farming is a large step in the right direction.

    • Clayton Johnston CARMICHAEL, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      This barbaric practice has to be stopped, we need family farms not more greed. It can be done these animals have suffered enough they have a life too, imagine if it was your child.


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