" According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations' recent report "Livestock's long shadow - environmental issues and options", global production of meat is projected to more than double from 229x109 kg/year in 1999/2000 to 465x109 kg/year in 2050 (Steinfeld et al. 2006, FAO document). The bulk of growth will occur in developing countries through intensive production systems where economies of scale will cause a steady increase of the size of operations. It is expected that the future growth of livestock output will be based on similar growth rates for feed concentrate use. "
According to the UN Population Fund, the world's population grows each year in no less than 78 million people. Almost all population growth takes place in less developed countries. In fact, 97 out of every 100 new people on the planet are currently born in developing countries. Underdeveloped countries contain about 80%(!!) of the world's population, and when these countries will become developed countries - the consequences can be extremely devastating. The state of nonhuman animals can get worse drastically: in underdeveloped countries the life expectancy will be higher and mortality rates lower, which means each person will have more time to exploit and abuse nonhuman animals. In addition, with industrial development, the amount of exploited nonhuman animals will be greater and also the amount of animal foods. That is to say, we are still far from reaching a climax of this holocaust in terms of exploitation and murder.
Human Population through History
When we take into consideration just some of the parameters:
- There are 7 billion people right now.
- Over the next few decades, this number will rise up to around 9 billion.
- 80% of the population are from undeveloped countries.
- People are inherently selfish and don't want to change.
- The animal holocaust is huge by the numbers of which animals are abused & killed.
- It is world-wide.
- The movement lacks money.
- The movement lacks non-speciesist and committed activists.
- The life expectancy in undeveloped countries will be higher in the future.
- Mortality rates in undeveloped countries will be lower in the future.
We realize something has got to change. The movement cannot continue like this. When we examine the animal rights movement accomplishments through history, we realize they are too little and too late, and we can't wait any longer because every second means horrific exploitation & murder of many innocent animals.
This horrible situation requires more creative and a faster solution than delivering another pamphlet to a pedestrian.
For the sake of the animals, we must start to think and act GLOBALLY and NOT LOCALLY – otherwise, nothing will ever change.