The Factory Farming of animals is an effect of the mass production of food. It is an animal welfare issue, an environmental and climate change issue.
STATE OF THE PLANET
The countdown/up clocks on our home page are a powerful way to see that the issues impacting this planet are impacting this planet and us right now. These issues sometimes seem like a play going on somewhere else, out of our sight and our lives. Unless if you are poor. Poorer countries inevitably see the impacts of our actions first. As we rely on a healthy planet for our existence, anything that undermines a healthy planet undermines ourselves. The website below is an excellent resource, you can follow the arrows for further information and references for the numbers created. Hope you can take a look. The World Counts Information Resource and References
With 7.2 billion people on the planet its not surprising we have destroyed the habitat of other species to make way for our homes, our industry, our food etc. Forests, Wetlands, Sea floors, Grasslands etc and the species that live within these ecosystems have been the victims of our expansion in growth and geography..
Climate Change will impact us all. Predictions are for increased severity and occurrence of extreme weather events; rising sea levels; habitat destruction (ie. coral reefs); species extinctions will upset ecological balance further; our food systems will be impacted. The science is in, its real and we best start dealing with it.