Farm Sanctuary

Speak out against taxpayer subsidies for factory farms

Dear friend of farm animals,

Sign the petition to help stop handouts to big polluters

You and I know that factory farms are places of immense suffering, where literally billions of animals spend their lives in unimaginably cruel and inhumane conditions.

But did you also know that factory farming is one of the primary sources of climate change pollution and that you are paying for it?

It’s true! The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gives billions of dollars in taxpayer money—YOUR money—to the nation’s largest industrialized farming conglomerates every year.

If you agree that it’s time to stop letting big polluters feed at the taxpayer trough, then I urge you to sign Farm Sanctuary’s petition to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue demanding an immediate end to public subsidies for factory farms.

Over nine billion animals are raised and slaughtered for human consumption in the United States every year. And while the nation’s biggest factory farming corporations rake in billions of dollars in profits, the rest of us are paying a heavy price.

Farm animals emit staggering volumes of toxic air pollutants like carbon dioxide and ammonia. They also produce enormous amounts of methane. Methane is such a potent greenhouse gas that livestock production is more damaging to the planet than the entire transportation sector!

It’s clear we cannot afford to keep subsidizing this destructive industry. You can help us send that message by adding your name to Farm Sanctuary’s petition to the USDA.

Climate change is just one of the many ways massive animal farming operations are hurting our communities and our environment. Industrialized agriculture also sucks up 70 percent of the world’s fresh water supplies and is one of the leading causes of deforestation.

Plus, animals kept on factory farms generate more than one million tons of manure per day, which is stored in huge, open-air lagoons that have repeatedly leaked or overflowed. And when it comes time to clean up these messes, you and I are forced to foot the bill.
 
We shouldn’t be paying factory farms to torture animals, pollute our air and water, and destroy our climate!

Farm Sanctuary is urging the USDA to stop bankrolling this environmental devastation. But we need more concerned people like you to speak out on this issue! Please sign our petition and do your part to end factory farm subsidies!

Thank you for taking action for a healthier, more sustainable future for all living things.

Yours for farm animals,

Gene Baur
President and Co-Founder

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