End factory farming

End factory farming

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Andrea Bollella started this petition to The UK Prime Minister

End factory farming

I would like to join the Viva! campaign and support the end of factory farming once and for all. This is an open request to Mr Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister, in order to put in place plant-based food initiatives to transition our food system. As many environmental activists have already proved, animals are kept in horrific conditions in factory farms and wildlife markets across the world. These circumstances provide a fertile environment for the transmission of viruses between different species. And, are the leading contributor to global heating. Global warming is caused by greenhouse gases and that’s a fact. “Meat and dairy production is responsible for 60 percent of agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions. But, the products provide just 18 percent of calories and 37 percent of protein levels around the world.” (Viva! campaign letter). In light of the current climate we live in, it is paramount that change starts from what we are eating. We must ban unregulated movement of wild animals and limiting human-animal contact. But the obvious solutions… are to end factory farming and transition to plant-based food systems! 
“The time to end the exploitation of animals and protect ourselves against future pandemics and climate breakdown is now.”

Last year, celebrity comedian, actor, and animal rights advocate Ricky Gervais spoke in support of the campaign to end animal farming. Moreover, the star said: “Factory Farming condemns animals to a lifetime of suffering. It’s cruel, inhumane, and doesn’t belong in this century.”

Attitudes to factory farming

Earlier this year, the charity commissioned a 2,000-person poll on attitudes towards factory farming. It found nine in 10 Britons want the government to introduce an immediate ban on intensive farming methods amid concerns over killer viruses.

Moreover, 83 percent of Scots supported the ban. The poll also shows that a staggering one in three participants are aiming to slash their consumption of animal products. Dr. Justine Butler is a Senior Health Researcher at Viva!. In an online statement, she said: “Across the UK we are seeing outbreaks of avian flu in factory farms as well as backyard chickens.  The scientific evidence could not be clearer. Dr. Butler then concluded: “Farming animals intensively increases the chance of mutation, and spread, of dangerous viruses.” The time for change is NOW. 

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