Factory Farming Facts & FAQs

The Truth About Factory Farming

Ocean Plastic and Fishing Nets

46% of all plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch comes from fishing gear.

Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest

Between 2000 and 2013, approximately 63% of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon was due to cattle and feed crops.

Animal Agriculture Emissions

15.4% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from animal agriculture, comparable to all transportation (cars, trucks, trains, planes) combined.

Land Use, Calories, and Protein

Globally, animal agriculture uses about 77% of the world's farmland, but only produces 18% of our calories.

Number of Animals Killed

10 billion animals are slaughtered each year in the US. 99% of them are raised on factory farms.

10 Facts About Factory Farming

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