Industrial Animal Agriculture: An Environmental Justice Perspective

In Brianne Donaldson & Christopher Carter (eds.), The Future of Meat Without Animals. Lanham, USA: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 155-175 (2016)
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In this chapter, I adopt the lens of environmental justice to shed light on the human, animal and environmental dimensions that create tension within industrial animal agriculture, or "factory farming". Interpreting the agricultural crisis as a cluster of environmental justice issues underscores the interconnected nature of the myriad inequities that are created and exacerbated within this system. In addition, the current trajectory of factory farming illustrates the need for approaches that include more-than-human communities within the paradigm of environmental justice, while also not losing sight of the ongoing human injustices that launched the movement, and which are also perpetuated through agriculture.



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