Incubators of New Strains of Viruses



“Factory farms that are ever-more intensive, ever-larger have proven to be incubators of new strains of viruses that have found ways to exploit the tremendous opportunity that 7 billion humans being represent. SARS, MERS, Marburg, Ebola, HIV-AIDS, swine flu, bird flu—three-quarters of newly emerging infectious diseases erupt through our broken relationship with nature and our brutality to farmed creatures. And the pace of their emergencies is accelerating.”  Carl Safina


Look around you.  You might be shocked at just how many factory farms you see.