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    Staggering drone footage of factory farming operations in the USA:

    I posted the above footage almost three years ago. Many of the CAFOs featured would likely have been part of Smithfield's supply chain.

    What most will not be aware of is that last year Smithfield was acquired by Chinese investment capital giant Shuanghei International.

    This brings up many concerns for US citizens because now these Smithfield CAFOs which have been polluting their surrounding areas on a literally industrial scale are technically Chinese operations.

    It also brings into question Donald Trump's hard line against China when he is forcing Smithfield workers back to work.

    Of course at the core of this problem is global soy production which is the only viable feed for this scale of livestock production. As I'm sure most are now aware, vast areas of the Amazonian rain forest have and continue to be destroyed to make way for more soy production.

    The following documentary goes into great detail about the Shuanghui / Smithfield takeover as well as the industrial scale soy production being employed in South America and the attempts to expand that production into Africa where the indiginous people barely have enough food to feed themselves as it is, let alone have their land ear-marked for mono-crops to be exported to feed animals in other countries.

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    Joe Rogan recently had Jon Stewart on The Joe Rogan Experience. Now as it turns out, Jon and his wife are vegan, to the degree that they even run an animal sanctury, which inevitably led to veganism coming up in coversation. As one would expect, Joe was defending his own personal view (factory farms bad, hunting good).
    Some of his pro-hunting arguments might have even seemed plausible were it not for the likes of Ed, stepping in once again to bring clarity to this hotly debated topic.

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    In the following video Earthling Ed and Mic the Vegan discuss the zoonotic nature of covid19:


    To highlight the issue, here's a video of the Wuhan wet market (viewer discretion required in all videos below):


    China is by no means alone in this regard. India also has similar markets:


    As does Indonesia:


    Thailand ..... and every other Asian country for that matter:


    If these aren't breeding grounds for a zoonotic virus, I don't now what is.
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    Exposé of Britain's duck industry using hidden cameras:

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    There is a common misconception that vegans are the reason for all the soy production in South America. I know because it is a subject I have come up against on more than one occasion and it is incredibly frustrating to have to rebutt it with the facts of the matter.

    Fortunately, in the wake of a recent propaganda piece masquerading as a scientific study, Earthling Ed has decided to push back on this now very tedius trope.

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    In the following video, Mic the Vegan explores the scenario of a vegan world over a timeline of the next 100 years and how such a world would result in dramatic positive transformations.

    This includes the reduction in ocean deadzones due to current animal waste run-off.

    He also goes into detail regarding the rewilding of habitat previously dedicated to livestock which would in turn sequester problematic greenhouse gases.

    Zoonotic illnesses such as bird flu and covid 19 are also mentioned as well as the projected reduction in species extinction in such a scenario.

    Mic also mentions the current rate of Amazon deforestation and how 80% of it is due to livestock, either directly for grazing or indirectly for growing feed and how this would be dramatically reduced in a vegan world.

    Another interesting factor is how the financial strain on the world's healthcare systems would be reduced if everyone transitioned to a vegan diet.

    Also mentioned is the recovery of what are currently severely depleted marine populations.

    Mic cites peer-reviewed studies illustrating the dramatic changes that would occur under such circumstances.

    Watch the video and if you haven't already made the transition, please consider doing so. It won't be legislation that solves the environmental crisis but rather our personal decisions.....collectively.

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    if my previous post was a carrot, this is a stick:

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    You don't need to be vegan. Being vegetarian is enough.

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    Quote .....the dairy industry IS the beef and veal industry and the egg industry IS the poultry industry.....
    Calling out "ethical" vegetarians for the havoc they wreak in the name of compassion:

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    Are we going to use our forks for violence?

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