Industrialized animal agriculture production practices and systems not only jeopardize the welfare of farm animals and the environment, but also negatively impact public health, independent family farmers, and quality of life in rural communities. The tolls exacted on rural communities necessitate dramatic and immediate changes in animal agriculture.
The Humane Society of the United States, "An HSUS Report: The Impact of Industrialized Animal Agriculture on Rural Communities" (2008). ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH. 7.