Last Thanksgiving I went to a vegan dinner fundraiser for this farm. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to tour it and take photographs. Fortunately, it was cloudy most of the time, eliminating those harsh shadows and high contrast scenes so detrimental to most photography.
Animals are like people in that some are more shy while others are more social. Consequently, I saw the extroverts on this tour.
Factory farms, like slavery, are inhumane. But not raising animals on factory farms goes well beyond animal cruelty. Raising farm animals takes up more land, water, and feed resources than is returned in process meat. Furthermore, factory farming produces large amounts of carbon dioxide and methane, the latter of which produces twenty to eighty-six times the greenhouse effect of carbon dioxide (why does the greenhouse effect of methane vary?). As I have reported in a recent post, factory farming has a greater impact on climate change than all forms of fossil fuel transportation combined.
You can find more of the animals I photographed at my online gallery.
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