Bill Maher Says Factory Farms Are “Just As Despicable” As Wet Markets
US comedian and TV host Bill Maher has told viewers of his show — Real Time With Bill Maher — that US factory farms are “just as despicable” as Chinese wet markets.
“The Lesson We Keep Refusing To Learn”
“That’s the lesson we keep refusing to learn,” he stated, “that you can’t trash the environment, including animals, and not have it come back and kill you.”
The host went on to share figures from the Center for Disease Control, which show that as many as 75 percent of new infectious diseases come from animals.
“America’s factory farming is just as despicable as a wet market and just as problematic for our health” said Maher.
“Factory farms have a lot more lobbyists, but ecological time bombs tick the same.”
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Bill Maher Slams Animal Agriculture
“If you think the market in Wuhan is gross, you should visit one of our giant poultry processing factories” said Maher on his show.
“A Crime Of Animal Abuse”
“But of course you can’t because we have ag-gag laws that make it a crime to report the crime…and it is a crime of animal abuse that goes on in our food industry.”
COVID-19 is believed to have originated from the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, China.
The virus has so far claimed the lives of at least 209,331 people around the globe, with more than three million confirmed cases.
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