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Battery Beef: Welcome to the Feedlot

News Icon 21/11/2014

“The feedlot is the most inefficient system that exists.” This is what a local agronomist told me about the feedlot systems in Argentina.

When most people think of Argentinian beef, we think high quality, high welfare. What I discovered when I visited an Argentinian beef feedlot, showed just how misrepresentative that can be.

Cows were crowded together, some were walking through mud and excrement up to their stomachs. A local resident shared his experience, which was one of flies and rats – that were attracted to the pungent smells coming from these feedlots.

The environmental damage is as yet, unknown. The water pollution alone will be huge but hadn’t been quantified at the time of my visit.

Animals are suffering. The environment is suffering. And local people are suffering. Watch my latest short film to find out more and to see that ‘battery beef’ exists in Argentina as well as higher welfare farming.

For your copy of ‘Farmageddon: The true cost of cheap meat’, click here.


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