The EP has once again failed our future
The European Parliament voted at its plenary session in Strasbourg against linking pollution from factory farming to biodiversity loss and the worsening climate crisis, but also turned a blind eye to the blow to human rights. The European Parliament has once again bowed to pressure from the animal industry lobby. As a result, the factory farms will be allowed to continue their operations, reinforcing an unsustainable food system and striking a blow against human rights, including the right to live in a clean environment.
The animal industry lobby, including Copa Cogeca, convinced decision-makers to exclude cow farming and other large industrial farms from EU emissions regulations. Today’s vote has strengthened the business-as-usual position and is another effective win for the meat and dairy lobby.