Factory Farming and its atrocious effects

Talk on the effects of Factory Farming to one’s health and my story with not consuming animal products.

When i think of a farm i think of a happy place a place a place i would sing songs about growing up, until recently when i found that farms are not what i thought they were in fact probably not what anyone really though they were

animals in farms that go to your supermarket and eventually end up in your tummy are tortured and endure horrible living conditions.

It’s not farming, it’s factory farming. The animal becomes a thing, a product of a factory.

Consuming animal products pays a huge price to the world we live on. Factory farming not only causes the destruction of our green forests which have increased global warming emissions by half!  These “farms”  pollute the water we drink and air we breathe causing death like health problems to many.

And  As painful as that is, it’s also important that we understand what eating foods from these farms does to us and our families. Meat can make us depressed and sick, it also increases the risk of cancer

Are we even supposed to be eating or drinking something that is from another LIVING being?

My dad had terrible eating habits he was overweight, and suffered from insomnia. But he decided to make the change and not  consume ANY animal products at all.  Only A month and a half later he’s is sleeping well and Motivated. All this was from making a single change: not consuming meat.

I even noticed it with myself.  

After I learned about factory farming. decided to go animal free and made a petition to ban factory farming which got 55,000 signatures. Within a month I was feeling happier and even noticed I felt more confident.   
Luckily, this is something we have control over. What we put in our mouths. WE can be the change. All it takes is a little research and willingness to try  something new.
Next time you’re at the grocery store lookout for the meat and dairy free alternatives. You’ll save a ton of money.  And there are petitions you can sign to help ban factory farming and steps you can take to get your friends and family on board!

When we take action by not consuming animal products we are not only helping  animals and the planet, we’re also healing ourselves and our loved ones. I hope you’ll join me.

Written by:

Lily Larsen. Age 16.

Posted by Lily Larsen

I am a 17-year-old​ activist/arts advocate and have been participating in marches, protests and petitions since I was 5 years old. I serve on Mayor Garcetti's Youth Council for South LA. And have generated a petition to ban factory farming in California with over 55,000 signatures. I organize community events and get teens like me connected with social justice issues and activism all over LA.

2 thoughts on “Factory Farming and its atrocious effects”

  1. Good for you Lily. What a fabulous young woman you’ve turned out to be. I am a vegetarian! I am willing to pay the extra money it cost to get eggs locally for my neighbors chickens and Milk from companies that grass graze their cattle
    Keep up the good work

  2. Lily, I am so proud of you for speaking out on this important issue. You are doing an awesome job as an activist. Keep up the great work!

    love of love,
    Dee Dee

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