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Promoting welfare-friendly farming practices

According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, China has 7 billion chickens intended for use as meat, 2 billion hens for eggs, 622 million pigs and 47 million cattle. Brazil has 5 billion hens for eggs, 38 million pigs, and 37 million cattle. Together they produce 66% of the world's meat.

Disturbingly, these animals know misery and torture throughout their lives. They are caged, chained, mutilated, denied their instincts, separated from their families, forced to grow unnaturally and finally slaughtered.

The widespread of factory farming in developing countries is of serious concern and two UK organizations, the Food Animal Initiative and the World Society for the Protection of Animals have launched an initiative that encourages welfare-friendly farming practices.

To read the full article please visit http://www.fwi.co.uk/Articles/2006/09/27/98409/

The appalling numbers of animals raised for food and the immense suffering there are subjected to should be of great concern for everyone. We are called to be compassionate and merciful and raising animals for food is neither. The transition to a plant-based diet could alleviate the suffering of billion of God’s animals, restore the environment and help as live healthier lives.

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