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Raising Livestock Increases Hunger World-Wide

This article explains very clearly why raising cattle is not the answer to solve the problem of hunger around the world. The people of the Horn of Africa raise cattle and other livestock they cannot feed and water, and cannot even afford to slaughter. Mainly, livestock are their currency.

Heifer International is one of the many organizations that push the raising of livestock in poor and underdeveloped regions, such as the Horn of Africa. On the other hand, agricultural economists warn that this approach is unsustainable because the “land area suitable for agriculture, length of crop growing seasons, and yield potential-particularly along the margins of semi-arid and arid areas-are all expected to decrease."

To read the full article please visit EDITORIAL: Animal husbandry and the Horn of Africa famine:
http://www.animalpeoplenews.org/anp/2011/10/18/editorial-animal-husbandry-the-horn-of-africa-famine/

Farmed animals raised for food use up much of the agricultural land, grain and water making animal agriculture unsustainable. As the world population increases it is evident that unless humanity transitions to a plant-based diet, the generations to come will experience even more hardship than what the world experiences now.

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