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May 21, 2020 - The Guardian

It's time to dismantle factory farms and get used to eating less meat

It's time to dismantle factory farms and get used to eating less meat
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We should envision a more resilient and sustainable food system, one that doesn’t commodify sentient life.

Slaughterhouses are a breeding ground for disease and hotspots for coronavirus, and dozens closed after thousands of workers became ill. President Trump ordered these operations open, and shielded them from legal liability for exposing disempowered workers to intolerable risks. At the same time, the government is spending $200m per month to support the meat and dairy industries, while agribusiness lobbies for more stimulus money to return to killing as normal.

Industrial animal agriculture harms people, animals and the earth, and it should not receive government bailouts. It should be dismantled and replaced. To put it bluntly: it’s time to get used to eating less, or no, meat.

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