There are about 20,000 factory farms in the U.S. These ‘farms’ confine billions of farmed animals and pollute the environment, and “contribute to significant human health problems, including asthma and heart attacks; endangers animal health; intensifies the effects of climate change; and causes regional haze and “dead zones” in waterways.”
Because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has consistently failed to address this issue, a coalition of environmental, humane and community organizations filed two lawsuits last month against the EPA for failing to address air pollution from factory farms.
Factory farms hurts all of God’s Creation: animals, our health and the environment. What does it take for people, who claim to care about God’s Creation, to realize that what we eat matters? If we don’t take a stand, who will?