The scoop In the world of factory farming, public health risks are completely ignored.
Could applying “social distancing” rules to animals really help us all live healthier and safer lives?
Why it matters Most animals (both wild or domestic) carry some type of virus. It’s easy enough to learn from the recent outbreak and stay away from wildlife. But what about domesticated animals in factory farms? Farm animals carry many diseases.
As the world population increases, so does the demand for meat products. More meat = more crowded spaces in factory farms.
Bottom line Removing factory farming, or significantly improving its operations, is a contributing factor in preventing another public health disaster.Dig deeper → 5 min