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Overpopulation and industrial farming - city dweller tells of battery chicken factory night raid


Paul McCartney famously said ‘if slaughterhouses had glass walls everyone would be vegetarian.’ Although I visited a factory farm and not an abattoir (more of a hard labour camp for chickens) and I was already a committed vegan before visiting, the experience certainly cemented my position on animal rights.

Animal Justice Party: Less hooves = more food

Media Release: Less hooves = more food

Senate candidates from the Animal Justice Party (AJP) will take their ‘less hooves equals more food’ initiative to Canberra this week, to promote a sustainable approach to global food security issues.

The party wants Australia to realise its potential as a food bowl for the world in a sustainable, ethical manner by decreasing animal agriculture and increasing plant-based food production.

The Animal Justice Party – a party with a difference


They have no policies on economic growth, education, economic reform, taxes, workers, health, jobs, senior Australians, immigration, asylum seekers, Aboriginal affairs, globalisation or Australian businesses. Their clients are the animals we share our society with. They are the farm animals, wildlife, pets and working animals.

Policy coming soon on the environment, and one needed on population.

New wave of Superbugs - a "catastrophic" threat


(Ultra-resistant mutant bacteria--more frightening than sci-fi movies from the 1980s. Film still: The Fly)
Antibiotics are the wonder drugs of modern medicine. They've allowed doctors to save and extend life by killing infection and enabling ground breaking surgery.
England's chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, says that antibiotic-resistant bacteria posed a ''catastrophic threat'' to human health, and likened it to the dangers of terrorism.
Factory farms are artificially accelerating the evolution of superbugs, and are bringing us closer to the day when antibiotics won't work.

Human population growth squeezing out the Earth's non-humans


There are many anthropogenic impacts of human population growth on Australian society, and planet.
Shallow policy-making based on economic health at the detriment of the majority of the people of Australia is about pandering to the the "needs" of big businesses and those who benefit from growth.
The impacts are not only on people, but on animals. “Sustainability” is often referred to as being about ensuring comfortable human survival, and not other species.

Is Smithfield Foods, World’s largest pork packer and hog producer, linked to Swine Flu outbreak?

Swine flu linked to "factory" farming in pigs and poultry. Influenza in pigs is closely related to pig density. Residents in Mexico believe that the farms, operated by Granjas Carroll, polluted the atmosphere and local water bodies, which in turn led to the disease outbreak.

See also: The Worst Way of Farming in the New York Times of 31 May 08, Swine-flu outbreak linked to Smithfield Factory Farms in the Health Freedom Alliance blog of 25 Apr 09.

The unspeakable cruelty inflicted upon pigs by factory farming

Pigs are intelligent animals that have strong bonds with each other. They endure miserable lives to make pork and bacon products cheaper.

See also: www.savebabe.com, Secrets of the pork industry revealed.

What you can do: Help pay for a radio advertising campaign against this cruelty by visiting www.animalsaustralia.org/lucy_speaks.

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