“Pollution in the womb is now linked to low birth weight, disruption of the baby’s lung and brain development, and a series of debilitating and fatal diseases in later life. …
Three times as many deaths are caused by pollution as by Aids, malaria and tuberculosis combined.” https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/24/end-civilisation-take-different-path
Fortunately pollution does not yet directly affect political decision-makers.
“While the rapid deaths and other symptoms shown in the mostly female bison that died at Fort Belknap were suggestive of anthrax, it was premature to sound an alarm … The reservation’s bison manager was out sick on Thursday and could not be reached for comment.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/07/10/us-usa-montana-bison-idUKKCN0PK04K20150710)
These circumstances are in no way connected.
“It is not in a farmer’s interest to have high farm mortality as it clearly impacts on the farms’ profitability.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/29/animal-rights-group-sounds-alarm-over-40m-farm-deaths)
The commodification of creatures always guarantees welfare, just like the Gulag.