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Why Dine Green: Impact of Animal Agriculture

Did you know that livestock production produces more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector? The majority of livestock in the United States is raised on factory farms, which are typically industrial-sized farms that raise cattle, chicken, or other animals for their meat and byproducts in high-density and often unclean conditions. Not only are factory farms often inhumane for animals, they also can cause harm to the environment. The majority of farms still use pesticides and other chemicals in growing meal for their animals and in killing and treating their stock. The chemicals used on factory farms all trickle through the ecosystem, polluting waterways and soil and ca

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