Billions of chickens, pigs and cows are suffering right now in factory farms, confined for life without fresh air or sunlight and with little room to move. But YOU can do something about it.
And you won’t just be supporting animals. Did you know that animal-friendly farming has an important role to play in protecting farmers’ livelihoods, human health and our precious natural resources?
We need our governments to recognise this today. Factory farming is failing us in many ways: causing pollution and loss of biodiversity; threatening human health and adversely impacting communities around the world. These by-products of the growing industrial farming industry are a very high price for animals and people to pay for our food.
In Kenya, Mrs Bitok knows the cost of the factory system. Once an intensive dairy farmer – keeping animals in sheds year round – she too suffered when her cows were sick, lame and unable to breed. Now with a far healthier pasture-grazing herd that enjoy a natural diet, sunshine and freedom of movement, Mrs Bitok is making enough money to support her family and is even generating biogas for cooking from the cows’ manure.
She has been supported by a local cooperative and the Kenyan government to make the change, a change that is benefitting all. We need ALL governments to see this.
Over 75,000 people have supported the Pawprint to date. But to get the UN to put humane and sustainable farming onto the agenda at this summer’s influential Earth Summit in Rio, we need more.
It’s simple: animal-friendly farming is better for animals, people and the planet. Please sign.