Environment & sustainability
Subtitle: That nourishes our health, the environment and animal welfare.
4 page manifesto, 2014
8 page briefing notes to manifesto, 2014
Factory farming dominates much of EU agriculture and is spreading to the developing world. Industrially produced meat is resource-inefficient, damages the environment and harms our health. And it’s responsible for great animal suffering. Compassion in World Farming’s new Manifesto sets out policies aimed at introducing a new agricultural model with high standards of animal welfare that provides nutritious food and works in harmony with the environment.
Compassion believes there is a risk that the European Commission’s forthcoming Communication on sustainable food may focus primarily on reducing food waste (which is of course vital) without giving sufficient attention to the benefits of moving away from industrial livestock production. This Impact Assessment assesses the environmental and health consequences of a Communication that fails to encourage a move to more resource-efficient and sustainable forms of animal husbandry and healthier diets (16 pages)
20 page briefing document, 2012
4 page briefing document, 2012
Compassion and WSPA’s 12-page briefing on the new study by Professor Hoekstra, 2012
The technical report by Professor Hoekstra, 2012
Subtitle: "How we can feed the world without trashing it?"
20 page summary
5 page question and answer document
Subtitle: "Feeding and fuelling the world sustainably, fairly and humanely– a scoping study"
134 page report published November 2009
Subtitle: "Sustainable Solutions for Animals, People and the Planet"
79 page report from 2009.
Outlines the environmental and economic factors that will impact global animal production this century, including climate change, the availability of natural resources and the rapidly growing world population. The report also presents evidence of the benefits of more extensive, humane livestock farming and responsible meat consumption to the environment and climate change mitigation.
16 page summary published October 2009
8 page report from 2008.
Discusses the criteria necessary for global agriculture to be sustainable.
56 page report from 2008.
Referenced report presenting the scientific evidence showing the impact of high-income countries' unsustainable over-production and over-consumption of animal products on the environment, on the welfare of farm animals, and on human health. Suggests the positive solution of a planned and well-managed reduction in meat and dairy consumption in high-income countries. Executive Summary available below.
8 page referenced summary from 2008.
Translated in 2008
Chinese translation of Global warning: summary.
6 page report from 2007.
This publication offers constructive solutions to the threats to animals, people and the planet caused by intensive farming.
Translated in 2008
Chinese translation of Impact of livestock farming: solutions for animals, people and the planet.
80 page report from 2004.
Comprehensive referenced report on the unsustainability of our increasing meat consumption and current intensive animal farming methods for human health and the economy, the environment and farmed animals. Video also available.
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4 page summary from 2004.
Translated in 2007.
Spanish translation of the Global Benefits of Eating Less Meat.
Translated in 2004.
Portugese translation of the Global Benefits of Eating Less Meat.
6 page report from 2003.
Colour illustrated, clear summary of main welfare problems of laying hens, broiler chickens, pigs and dairy cows in intensive farming systems, plus problems of live transport, slaughter, environment and human welfare.
56 page report from 2002.
Illustrated report shows how the spread of factory farming to developing countries disrupts traditional farming and social systems, causes environmental and human diet-related health problems, and has a negative effect on food security. Includes examples and quotations from international development organisations and projects, and some statistical tables and recommendations for humane and sustainable animal farming.
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12 page summary from 2002.
Spanish translation of the Detrimental Impacts if Industrial Animal Agriculture summary, from 2002.
French translation of the Detrimental Impacts if Industrial Animal Agriculture summary, from 2002.
17 page report from 2000.
53 page report from 1999.
Describes how concentrating large numbers of animals in factory farms is a major contribution to global environmental degradation, through the need to grow feed (often by intensive methods using excessive fertiliser and pesticides), pollution of water, soil and air by agrochemicals and manure waste, and use of limited resources (water, energy).
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