News digest 01.07.16

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Second American patient found with superbug resistant to antibiotics of last resort
A second American patient has been infected with a superbug that is highly resistant to antibiotics of last resort, scientists announced.

China’s new dietary guidelines could lead to a 50% drop in meat consumption
In recent years, more and more information has been surfacing about the tremendous toll industrial agriculture and factory farming has taken on the environment. In fact, the number one cause of carbon emissions comes from animal agriculture itself, and this is the biggest contributor to the drastic decline in the Earth’s rainforests.

Brexit through the eyes of farm animals
Factory farming and the cruelty that it entails is not restricted to any one continent, country, or culture. It is a global predicament, being both the biggest cause of animal cruelty and a major driver of environmental harm.

5 Big Meat Companies Produce A Combined 162 Million Tons Of Manure Each Year
The consolidation of animal agriculture has allowed American agribusiness to produce huge amounts of cheap meat at an astonishing rate. But that access to cheap meat comes at a cost: millions of tons of manure and toxic pollutants, which can threaten some of America’s most important waterways

Big Ag Destroys Family Farms and Quality Food
In North Dakota, a 1932 state law banning non-family corporations from owning farmland or operating farms has been challenged by Big Ag lobbyists, calling the law discriminatory and unconstitutional.

Wayne Pacelle Is on a Mission to Improve the Lives of Billions of Animals Around the World—and He’s Succeeding
Over the past year, we have witnessed several major victories in the animal protection movement, from Ringling Brothers ending its use of circus elephants to SeaWorld putting a stop to its orca breeding program to Walmart announcing it will sell only cage-free eggs by 2025. At the forefront of the movement is Wayne Pacelle, the president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization.

BOOK – The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals
From the leader of the nation’s most powerful animal-protection organization comes a frontline account of how conscience and creativity are driving a revolution in American business that is changing forever how we treat animals and create wealth. Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the United States reveals how entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 CEOs, world-class scientists, philanthropists, and a new class of political leaders are driving the burgeoning, unstoppable growth of the “humane economy.”