Exploring the Impacts of Animal Agriculture on Wolf Recovery

There is probably no activity that does more damage to our public lands and wildlife than livestock production. From the destruction of riparian areas, pollution of water, killing of predators, social displacement of native ungulates, and more, nothing has a greater negative ecological impact than animal agriculture.

The Wolf Conservation Center and Catskill Animal Sanctuary offered a virtual program on March 27, 2021 at 1 pm EDT for an in-depth discussion as to how the livestock industry negatively impacts wolf recovery and the environment. Attendees learned about the history of wolf and livestock interactions in the United States, the current challenges facing wolf recovery, and how they can better support animal welfare and the environment with their personal choices. Viewers also enjoyed live footage of the WCC’s gray wolves and CAS’ rescued farmed animals in order to visualize the animals directly impacted by the production of grazing sheep and cows.

About the Catskill Animal Sanctuary

Catskill Animal Sanctuary is a 150-acre refuge in New York’s Hudson Valley for 11 species of farmed animals rescued from cruelty, neglect and abandonment. Over the years, thousands have come to this place of profound peace. They continue to come — sometimes one needy soul, sometimes a flock of 100 or more at a time. It is our privilege to help each and every rescued animal understand what love feels like.

If we’ve learned anything from them, it’s the life-altering truth that, in the ways that matter, we are all the same. Animals are as individual as us, want their lives as much as we want ours, and experience the same emotions as we do. Pain, suffering and fear feel no different to a pig than they do a human being.

Image Credit: Catskill Animal Sanctuary
Image Credit: Catskill Animal Sanctuary
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