In 2017 the United States raised over 9.63 billion land-based animals. This number includes cows, veal (baby cows), cows for their milk, chickens, chickens for their eggs, turkeys, goats and sheep (both for their meat and their wool). There are also aquatic species (both wild and cultivated) as well as bees for honey. This massive industrial raising of animals for food and fiber requires a complex system of workers. Not all jobs are equal in their exploitation of the specific animal species. In order to fully assess which jobs are most exploitative, we have created a classification system.
Have you ever thought, “If only I were President of the United States”? Imagine all the possibilities, the changes that could be made. To end suffering as much as humanely possible. To see liberation and equality for all. How about bringing these thoughts to fruition? The Humane Party is holding for the first time in its existence a Presidential Primary for the 2020 Presidential election.
The Humane Party’s Economic Transition Team (ETT) has completed its report comparing vegan-organic agriculture and animal-based agriculture on an acre per acre basis. Using past Humane Party reports as well as USDA, FAO and animal agriculture industry data, we have compiled a series of tables analyzing the needs of the over 9.624 billion land animals that were raised in the United States in 2017 and have reached significant conclusions.
The “State of Food and Agriculture Report 2014” of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization shows that, “Families run nine out of every ten farms (worldwide) or 500 million farms. Additional analysis shows that family farms occupy a large share of the world’s agricultural land and produce about 80% of the world’s food.” Could small-scale farms be the answer to feeding an ever-growing population? To further that discussion, the Economic Transition Team of the Humane Party has completed its report analyzing the productivity of vegan-organic farming.
As a human people we were once a community. Life was difficult, with few resources. So, people banded together for the common good—for themselves and for those in their immediate vicinity. After World War II, intentional communities were created as one answer to the dis-connection, or de-evolution of our human society. But do they take the intention far enough?
The Humane Party’s Economic Transition Team has completed its report on live animal trade in the United States. The purpose of this report is to put together for the first time in one place the vast United States live animal trade industry data. It is meant to highlight the number of animals from all species who are both exported from and imported to the United States. The report also seeks to document the more than $3.5 billion U.S. industry that is the live animal export and import trade and to draw attention to the countries in which this trade is occurring.
What are our federal and state lands? They are those pristine places where the deer and antelope play. Songs of yesteryear enshrined in what are known as our National and State Parks, Forests, Refuges and Monuments. Whether here in The United States or in any other country around the world, these areas are refuge.
Are plants simply mindless automatons, going through the motions of sprouting, growing, flowering, fruiting, re-seeding and dying? Is this a basic process, requiring no thought of temperature, soil moisture, humidity, nutrients, pollinisation and reproduction? Does it all just occur, coincidentally or, if the processes are somehow deliberate, is it simply nature being nature?
It seems like every day the normal changes. Last year was hotter than the previous one, which was the hottest year on record. Storms have reached greater intensity than the year before. In some places spring comes sooner with trees budding in January and in others the snow rests until late May, only to see record temperatures in June bypassing spring altogether. No matter where any of us lives, all of us can claim that the weather is freaky and abnormal. But why? Maybe greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere are the reason.
Could the soybean be the best possible food for us? It may very well be. A pound of boiled soybeans delivers 82.67g of protein, 463 mg of calcium and over 23 mg of iron, along with many other essential vitamins and minerals. It may also be the most efficient source of protein that can be produced for us to consume anywhere in the world.
The report of the Humane Party’s Economic Transition Team, “Animal based Agriculture vs. Plant-based Agriculture: A Multi Product Comparison,” has been named one of the most important research articles of 2017 by Faunalytics. The 27-page report analyzes products of animals and plants from the perspectives of land use, yield, income, expenses, and profitability.
Back in 1992, The Union for Concerned Scientists and more than 1,700 more independent scientists called on humankind to curtail environmental destruction. Today in 2017, world scientists have released a second warning notice, stating that most environmental challenges “are getting far worse.” Thankfully there is hope. There is the Humane Party, and within the Humane party there is the Economic Transition Team that is diligently working on bringing these issues to light and on creating effective change. Join the Humane Party to help us accomplish our mission.
The Humane Party’s Economic Transition Team has completed its report analyzing the manure generated from animals. The purpose of the document is to understand the daily generation of animal manure due to animal agriculture and its implications. Recommended rates of manure application to farmlands are taken into account along with each state’s total land and farming-allocated land to evaluate whether the amount of manure generated per state is insufficient, sufficient, or excessive to meet the fertilization needs of each state.
In the November 13, 2017 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Robin R. White and Mary Beth Hall attempt to establish why a hypothetical vegan world is not possible. Their findings do show a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions, but they argue that a diet without animals or any kind of supplementation would be nutritionally deficient. Our mission at the Humane Party and specifically in the Economic Transition Team is to create a United States agriculture and economy 100% free of animal exploitation.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is a phrase that is relatively new to our lexicon. Only since 1994 have GMOs been approved for use in the United States. But what are GMOs, who grows them, where do they exist, and why should we say No? This is what we will explore in this article.