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November 8, 2015

Document for discussion produced by Tony Gerrans of the Humane Education Trust and behalf of Compassion inWorld Farming (South Africa) on 10 October 2015


This briefing paper will argue that modern industrial intensive livestock production methods need to be understood as significant producers of anthropogenic climate change emissions. Any efforts to mitigate such emissions need to address the structure of the current food system. In addition, there are pressing public policy issues of food security, ethics, human health and concer...

October 2, 2015

Today is World Day for Farmed Animals. Despite the devoted efforts of activists around the world, it will likely pass again this year with little mainstream public awareness.


Yet modern animal ‘farming’ practices constitute not only one of the world’s most pressing public policy concerns, but also what the Guardian newspaper this week called ‘one of the most pressing ethical issues of our time.’


Since the end of the Second World War, there have been significant changes in the way mankind produces and consumes food. Increasing demand for meat h...

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