Factory Farming Water Pollution

Factory Farming and Water Pollution. Who is the WORST Offender?

When it comes to the pollution of our nation’s waterways, some companies are bad, and some companies are much, much worse. Factory farming has been linked to water pollution for decades, and the problem is only getting worse. The concentration of animals in factory farming facilities is not only horrifically inhumane, it leads to a MASSIVE amount of feces, the runoff of which often ends up in our waterways. In the United States, factory farmed animals currently produce 3 to 20 times the waste of the country’s entire human population. Large factory farms often produce more waste than some U.S. cities, with a farm operation of 800,000 pigs producing over 1.6 million tons of waste annually. The difference between human waste and animal waste? Legally, human must be treated. But animal waste? Currently, zero treatment plants exist to treat animal waste. Read more about Factory Farming and Water Pollution. Who is the WORST Offender?