Most chickens never see the light of day before they get slaughtered. Most of these animals are bred to grow unnaturally fast and large for maximizing their meat, eggs, and milk production for the food industry. Their bodies cannot support this growth, which results in debilitating and painful conditions and deformities. These companies falsely advertise their products with their animals in beautiful pastures when really these animals are in overcrowded cages and raised in extreme confinement. We can judge the heart ... ... middle of paper ... ...ealthy was not a standard because we ate an grew only what we needed.
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These four countries are Tyson, Cargill, JBS, and National Beef (Ostlind). Meat in the supermarket or meat for a fast food hamburger most likely comes from one of those four. Tyson has the largest amount of U.S market share with 25 percent, while Cargill has the largest daily slaughter capacity of 29,000 animals (Ostlind). With such large numbers it is no surprise that 30 percent of the world's land is used for husbandry and that this industry produces 18 percent of all greenhouse gases (Grose 1). These companies also have lobbyists in D.C and old employees in many different branches of the government.
Animals face incomprehensible horrors on factory farms. Neverending engagement between corporations and the financial need to keep pumping out sales revenue and product prompts factory farmers to favor quantity and convenience over natural order and ethical values. Today's "biotechnological progress", induces abnormal and out right unnatural growth rate and production associated with animals’ bodies, as well as milk and egg production. Even still, animals are compressed into cages, pens, and feeding lots that continue to decrease in size as demands raise. Animals often have such little room that they can’t spread their wings or turn around.
Animals were once raised in a more humane and sanitary manner, but in the modern age of factory farming, animal cruelty has become common with large farm complexes. In reality these animals are housed in conditions worse than sweat shops. Under these conditions the animals are more prone to contracting illnesses due to the high amounts of bacterial growth. Furthermore, animals are fed sub-standardized feed such as genetically modified corn, which is low in nutrition, and does not contain the animal’s natural and essential dietary needs. In the United States alone, nearly  billion farm animals are consumed annually, and the vast majority of them are abused in ways that would cause you to go to jail for....
These animals live a life of abuse, but we sit back and say it’s okay because we will eventually eat them. “Antibiotics are used to make animals grow faster and to keep them alive in the unsanitary conditions. Research shows that factory farms widespread use of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic-resistant bacteria that threatens human health” (Factory Farming). These animals aren’t treated with proper care and we act as if they are machines. Chickens for example, become so big and distorted that their legs can longer support them.
The cheap production of meat and grains for the fast food industry cause harm to the environment, humans, and animals. The fast food that is consumed is not only bad for the health of people but also for the environment. The fast food industry’s extensive advertising through television, radio, newspapers, billboards, and sponsoring reach all people in a strategy to convince consumers that their food is healthy and available to everyone. Fast food menu’s are based on meat which comes from slaughtered animals that are bred solely for the fast food industry. These animals provide unhealthy, calorie filled, and chemically conditioned contents.
(N. Fiala) This is a huge saving in just the production in meat. There is a down side to cultured meat. If they were to go with in vitro meat the farmer that raise the cows for the conventional meat would lose their jobs. This would cost the government to pay for them until they find a new job. Also, if you think that the prices for the lab equipment is high and the supplies need for synthetic meat, but the prices for livestock are almost as high.
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Green meadows where the animals graze in peace for the few short years of their lives have been replaced by “fresh produce factories”. Animals not being treated with any respect or humanity, instead seen only as profitable meat products. Cows sheep and pigs don’t just suffer at the slaughterhouse but throughout their lives. Feedlots, the place they are sent to fatten up before being killed are full of harmful bacteria and are extremely crowded. What the animals are fed is also very harmful.