Blueberry and Soybean Farms Taking Over Meat Production on Prince Edward Island

While raising animals—especially pigs—for meat used to be a significant source of income on Prince Edward Island, the number of farmers and their profits have been steadily dropping.

According to CBC News, animal agriculture made up 37 percent of total cash receipts on Prince Edward Island in 2000, fell to 30 percent in 2016, and is expected to continue to decline. In 2002, there were about 400 pork producers on the island. By 2010, this number had plunged to fewer than 40.

But don’t worry about farmers on the island: Profits are skyrocketing, in part because blueberry and soybean farming has boomed!

This is yet another sign of the times. More and more people are eating less meat or ditching it altogether in favor of plant-based foods. In fact, over the past decade, U.S. meat consumption has declined by 10 percent.

Pigs, cows, chickens, and other farmed animals suffer horribly. These innocent beings face unimaginable cruelties: extreme confinement; brutal mutilations; and bloody, violent deaths. There’s no way around it: Animal agriculture is incredibly cruel.

See for yourself:

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