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Meatonomics: How the Rigged Economics of Meat and Dairy Make You Consume Too Much-and How to Eat Better, Live Longer, and Spend Smarter – David Robinson Simon, 2013

Few consumers are aware of the economic forces behind the production of meat, fish, eggs, and dairy. Yet omnivore and herbivore alike, the forces of meatonomics affect us in many ways. Most importantly, we've lost the ability to decide for ourselves what - and how much - to eat. Those decisions are made for us by animal food producers who control our buying choices with artificially-low prices, misleading messaging, and heavy control over legislation and regulation. Learn how and why they do it and how you can respond. Written in a clear and accessible style, "Meatonomics" provides vital insight into how the economics of animal food production influence our spending, eating, health, prosperity, and longevity "Meatonomics" is the first book to add up the huge "externalized" costs that the animal food system imposes on taxpayers, animals and the environment, and it finds these costs total about $414 billion yearly. With yearly retail sales of around $250 billion, that means that for every $1 of product they sell, meat and dairy producers impose almost $2 in hidden costs on the rest of us. But if producers were forced to internalize these costs, a $4 Big Mac would cost about $11.

Can Animal Foods be Produced Sustainably?

Comment: The broader issue is one of necessity, compassion, and wisdom. We have a moral duty not to inflict suffering and death on animals. As Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (1828–1910) so succinctly put it: “A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.” It’s equally unjust. Animal liberation is our liberation.  

Read more: Social Ecology: Sustainable Agriculture BC

June 2014 Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, a new feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today, and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. It could just do to the meat and dairy industries what "Blackfish" is doing to SeaWorld.

June 17, 2018 New Documentary ‘Eating Animals’ Looks at Impact of Farm and Factory Raised Animals, an adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's book. 

Christopher Quinn, Director of the new film, "Eating Animals", examines the environmental, economic and public health consequences of factory farming. Topics include animal rights, pollution and the use of antibiotics and hormones.

Moving Animals: Photographing the undeniable suffering of animals on factory farms https://sentientmedia.org/moving-animals-photographing-the-undeniable-suffering-on-factory-farms/

More: We Animals Media: a global media agency dedicated to making visible the lives of animals trapped in the human world.

Comment: Animal farming is a moral atrocity! This horrible suffering occurs, one has to remind oneself, primarily because we enjoy the taste of meat; and because our appetites are financially profitable. Help end the cruelty - speak out; go plant-based.

"Now I can look at you in peace; I don't eat you anymore."  Franz Kafka

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End Factory Farming - World Animal Protection

It's a message that can no longer be ignored: killing animals is killing the planet !!

Meat production is a key driver of global wildlife extinctions and the climate crisis.