faCE Issue 2

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Each faCE Issue will have an overriding theme.

The overriding theme of this Issue is Pollution. The pollution caused by animal agriculture. Few people realize how much pollution is caused by this industry. Far more than any other industry on the planet.

First...  So many positives to bring to your attention.

In faCE LOVE, the feature-length documentary  Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a very important film to see. We interviewed filmmaker Kip Anderson. He and fellow filmmaker Keegan Kuhn are our Recommended People.

The Preston Farm is a great example of a successful sustainable family farm, making a contribution to their community, diversifying their harvests with a reverence for the land, and if you like wine, theirs are not to be missed.

With Legislation we recognize a judge’s recent ruling, a significant step forward in the legal challenge against an Idaho Ag-gag law. 

In faCE LIFT, the easy ways you can get involved include:

A different type of petition, not an online petition, but one you can take to supermarket and grocery store managers as you food shop. This is a way to get actively involved with your community and is a powerful action. This one is calling out Darigold, Inc. and the widespread animal abuse and cruelty at the diary farms supplying its milk.

Watch Tracy Worcester’s engaging three minute video, The Pig Pledge. Eat less meat to improve your health and the environment for all the reasons cited in Study: To Cut Down On Environmental Impact, Eat Less Beef.

And… Celebrate the enactment of California Proposition 2, one of the most important victories for animals and against factory farming EVER.

 

Regarding Pollution:

In the report, As Factory Farms Spread, Government Efforts to Curb Threat From Livestock Waste Bog Down, the Environmental Protection Agency states that "a dairy farm with 2,500 cows – which is large, but not exceptional – can generate as much waste as 411,000 people” - the equivalent of a city the size of Miami.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “Every minute, 7 million pounds of excrement are produced by animals raised for food in the U.S..” In its Risk Assessment Evaluation for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, the Environmental Protection Agency found that 130 times more animal waste than human waste is produced in the U.S. annually.

Check out the video Spy Drones Expose Smithfield Foods Factory Farms to see just how large the lakes of pig sewage are at Smithfield Farms facilities, and what the factory-farmers do with the runoff as the lakes fill. There are over 2,000 of these lake size cesspools in North Carolina alone. We include a map showing the “dead zone” in the Caribbean, an area now spanning 5,840 square miles - an area the size of the state of Connecticut - created by the flow of runoff from factory farms and from the cropland growing the food to feed factory-farmed animals, down the Mississippi River.

The infographic Food Poisoning – Is Factory Farming Making Us Sick? Has information on this as well.

Much more in Farm Animal Compassionate Engagement’s Issue 2.

Take a look.

Welcome to faCE!

I hope you find this, our first Issue, insightful, interesting and engaging. We are excited to have the site up and have been hard at work toward this as one of many goals. This is a big moment for me. I've been aware of factory farming for awhile now and have been participating in different ways to try and impact this horror. Farm Animal Compassionate Engagement will enable an ever increasing number of us to accomplish exponentially more. 

We will show you easy things you can do to become part of the solution, highlight effective successful alternatives other people and businesses are doing right now, and reacquaint you with the incredible beauty, sensitivity and intelligence of these animals (in case that’s even necessary).

We will keep you informed on the health risks to you and those you love and care for, not only by being consumers of the products of an industry so insidiously cruel, inhumane and reprehensible, but also simply by being alive because this massive industry effects not just the health and well being of millions of us, but the health of entire ecosystems and, via disease and climate change, the health of the planet itself.

The greed, villainy and the evil at the core of this industry make it very powerful. So powerful that it’s easy to get discouraged, especially once you’ve gained the courage to make yourself aware of the suffering all of these animals endure throughout the entirety of their lives.

I was in that space for awhile. Tyson Foods, Cargill, Smithfield Foods, Swift and Pilgrims Pride are corporations operating on a Walmart scale. How could I - one individual - in any way effect what they do? But, given an awareness of the living horror factory farming forces upon Billions of animals, how could I turn away? How could I not try? 

So I learned a few things, and talked to some of the many very special people feeling the same way. And the more I learned, the more I realized this...

In an evolving society, the system of factory farming is unsustainable. Morally, ethically, and as a business model. We will show you why. We will show you alternatives to this system. We will show you what must be done to hasten its demise - and why your voice is so important.

An atrocity, a horror of this magnitude cannot stand. Factory farming will end.

That’s why this site is here.

The end of factory farming begins with your awareness, with the spread of the truth. With compassionate engagement.

I will be blogging each Issue focusing on different aspects of factory farming and solutions to this blight. For now, let me just say "Welcome!" I am so glad you are reading this. Please feel free to comment at any time - let us know your questions and concerns, your feelings, your story, what resonates with our presentations and what doesn't. We want this community to be active, for everyone to be heard.

Together, we will make this happen. Believe that. Trust that. Join us.