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Mapping America’s Factory Farms

Written by PETA | November 30, 2010

I’m such a map geek that I study the road atlas for fun. But I was equal parts intrigued and disturbed by the latest map that I laid eyes on: Food & Water Watch’s Factory Farm Map. This interactive online map shows which areas of the U.S. have the most animal factories, and it also allows you to filter the results by the types of animals who are raised and killed for their flesh, milk, or eggs.

Wherever they are, factory farms lead to animal suffering, environmental destruction, and a lower quality of life for everyone. We can help keep factory farms out of our communities by showing our friends and families the many benefits of going vegan and why everyone would be vegetarian if slaughterhouses had glass walls.

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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  • Anna says:

    i would love to see this map compared to a map of the poorest areas in america too-thanks!

  • Elizabeth says:

    Thank you. That is a very handy resource. It’s really depressing to see how the number of animals slaughtered has increased over the last decade.

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