Indigenous Herders and Small Farmers Fight Livestock Extinction

Our non-interference with traditional culture approach is supported again by news that at least one indigenous livestock breed becomes extinct each month as a result of overreliance on select breeds imported from the United States and Europe, according to the study, “The State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources,” conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

Project Censored says in it’s “Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009” that the industrial model of livestock production is causing the worldwide destruction of animal diversity. Consequences of the livestock industry’s globalization include the threat to sustainable development and global food security, destruction of the livelihoods of over one billion people worldwide, smallholder bankruptcies and suicides, and the extinction of some of the world’s hardiest breeds of animals. More at the Project Censored website.