On November 18, a new campaign was launched to petition the federal government to reform food policies and reduce the damaging consequences of factory farming. Started as a result of the National Conference to End Factory Farming that took place in October, the petition demands increased measures to control farming waste disposal, elimination of inhumane treatment of animals, increased plant-based nutrition education, and reducing the excessive use of antibiotics in animal agriculture, among other aims. More than 1,000 people have already signed the petition, but it needs a total of 25,000 supporters by December 28 in order to reach the Obama administration.
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