The environment is substantially harmed by the building of new factory farms. Ammonia, contained in the manure of animals, contaminates the soil. This causes acid rain, which leads to the death of forests.
Water is polluted and permanently damaged.
Enormous amounts of food and water are wasted in raising non-human animals. To produce 1kg of chicken meat, on average 10kg of grain and/or genetically modified soy and more than 1,500 liters of water is required. Rainforests are cleared for the cultivation of soy. CO2 is emitted speeding up climate change. Numerous animal and plant species are exterminated as well. Even more CO2 is produced by the trucks needed to transport animal feed and the non-human animals.
Non-human animals are viewed and treated merely as a resource. For example, in zoos and circuses, as pets, for fur, leather, meat, eggs and dairy, animal testing, etc. All their needs, feelings and desires are denied them. They do not have the freedom to be in charge of their own lives.
This operation was carried out in order to directly save lives, as all previous discussions and arguments had failed.
We are aware of the psychological pressure and the financial loss that will burden the property owners. However, this is not in proportion to what chickens would have to suffer there. All attempts to rebuild the factory farm, to make profit at the expense of individuals, will be stopped! As long as non-human animals are subjected to the domination of humans, all animal exploitation enterprises will be the target of similar actions. This action shows how animal abuse can be confronted directly.
We would like to take this opportunity to point out that we reject comparisons of the situation of non-human animals today and the victims of Nazism. Causes and effects of different forms of domination are complex and differ on many points. These should not be rated against each other but all confronted and fought against. The fight against oppression is a part of the fight against speciesism, capitalism, racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, etc.
We encourage everyone to fight, in their own way, for the liberation of all individuals from all forms of tyranny.