John Lewis-Stempel is right to warn, in this interesting article from Unherd, that factory farms are ticking time-bombs of zoonotic disease — those which leap from animals to humans — and petri-dishes of bacterial infections. The massive use of antibiotics to enable industrialised slaughter of animals is also compromising human health. But, beyond that, its downtight cruel – and if we are cruel to every other species it’s little wonder that we end up being cruel to our own.
He is right that “It is not just humans who need to socially distance; we need to give the animals some space, and outdoors. The consequences if we don’t act soon could be truly catastrophic.”
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