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FACT:

75% of new and emerging infectious diseases are Zoonotic (come from animals)

"If you actually want to create global pandemics, then build factory farms."

IN THE NEWS

A professor of evolutionary genetics states centuries of intensive breeding have made livestock a “mixing vessel” for the evolution of pathogens that can jump from animals to humans.

From habitat degradation to squalid animal treatment, our part in allowing “zoonotic” diseases like COVID-19 to leap into humans is becoming ever clearer.

Both farmed and caged wild animals create the perfect breeding ground for zoonotic diseases. Extraordinarily high population densities, prolonged heightened stress levels, poor sanitation, and unnatural diets create a veritable speed-dating event for viruses to rendezvous with a weakened human host and transcend the species barrier.

"If you actually want to create global pandemics, then build factory farms."

Dr. Michael Greger, Physician and public health Speaker