A UK study has found that traditional farming methods are not only better for the farm animals themselves, but are also crucial for the survival of many threatened bird species. The traditional–or “arable”–farms create ideal conditions for birds such as bustards, ibises, cranes, and vultures to build a habitat and breed in. Arable farms also plentiful sources of food and shelter for these threatened birds.
Traditional arable farms are not only helping the animals, but the farmers as well. Industrial farms are steadily taking the place of these smaller farms, but by protecting biodiversity, farmers may be able to prevent themselves from being forced off their land. Power is in the hands of the consumer, especially in this case. Pledge to save many threatened birds from facing extinction and keep traditional farms alive by supporting them over industrial farms. At the same time, let UK Prime Minister David Cameron know that arable farms need the government’s support by signing this petition.