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Factory Farm Biogas or Bullshit?

From ALDF Animal Legal Defense Fund
August 2022

Exposing industrial animal agriculture's green-washing of pollution... Factory farms are currently benefiting from numerous government programs, subsidies, and tax incentives that enable them to double down on the environmental harm they unleash.

Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, watch BIOGAS OR BULLSHIT? on Youtube.

pig farm lagoon

The corporate animal agriculture industry is rich and powerful, with skilled marketers, public-relations consultants, and lobbyists working to improve its image and secure even more preferential treatment from the government.

The industry’s latest scheme is an attempt to rebrand its harmful greenhouse gas emissions as a form of “green energy.” The public shouldn’t fall for this flawed scheme, which the industry has termed “biogas” or “renewable natural gas.”

Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, watch BIOGAS OR BULLSHIT? on Youtube.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund is working to expose the danger of paying factory farms for their pollution — while taking regulatory action to stop this harmful practice.

factory farmed Pigs

What’s the Matter with Methane?

Methane is a highly potent greenhouse gas, emitted in vast amounts by the factory farming industry.

To protect the planet and all its inhabitants — humans and animals alike — it’s vital that we reduce our methane emissions. While carbon dioxide accounts for a higher percentage of total greenhouse gas emissions, “[m]ethane is more than 25 times as potent … at trapping heat in the atmosphere,” according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

And because methane has a shorter “shelf life” than carbon dioxide, dramatically lowering our methane emissions would have a nearly immediate positive impact on the environment.



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