The USDA accounts that ninety-seven percent of the ten billion animals tortured and killed each year are farm animals. The cruelties of modern factory farming are extremely severe, with animals being crammed by the thousands into filthy, windowless sheds, and confined into cages in which they can hardly turn around or lie down. Although some may claim that this utilizes less land to produce a unit of meat, eggs, or milk than natur... ... middle of paper ... ...nds, and tranquil barnyard scenes are merely vague memories of the past. The overwhelming majority of the livestock spend their lives in confinement, and we, as humans, are consuming the food that is packed with chemicals; in the very end, the environment is suffering irreparable damage also. As our resources dwindle in quantity, it surely makes way for an opportunity to shift our values.
The American farming industry poses several moral issues about animal rights which possess no easy solution, however new alternatives appear to have answers for this growing dilemma. America focuses heavily on its livestock and crops earning us a major role in global trade as a farming nation. Unfortunately this has led to some poor choices in treatment of our animals. Many farmers who believe in animal rights say that it started back when farmers only tended to fewer animals, “Ownership of farm animals became concentrated in fewer hands, and flocks and herds grew larger. As a result, the individuality of animals was lost to their owners and they began receding from most people's everyday life” (Namit 29).
Factory farming has changed drastically over past 6 decades. We often believe that our food comes from a peaceful, happy farm, but in reality farm animals are put through misery on a daily basis. Regardless of whether it is an independent farm or contracted farm, livestock is mistreated and then harvested for meat or dairy production. The way production animals are treated on factory farms should change for the safety of the animals and the people who consume them. 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.
Humans need to stop thinking about themselves as a superior species to other animals. They have to start thinking about how we can stop the cruelty that they inflict upon animals day after day in experiment after experiment. Tom Regan, a well-known animal rights activist, wrote, "the fundamental wrong is the system that allows us to view animals as our resources, here for us- to be eaten, or surgically manipulated, or exploited for sport or money" (Regan 14). Nothing could be more true than this fact; man considers itself such a superior species that all others were put on earth for his convenience. It is this type of thinking that has gotten humans to the place where we are today.
They do not realized that their idea of these farms are idealistic. Animal rights activist try to shine light on these issues. The show films taken by undercover factory farm workers. These films consist of undercover footage taken on factory farms revealing horrific secrets of abuse that is inflicted of these animal... ... middle of paper ... ...(Cothran). “You are being speciesist” is something that is not said very often, but it is infact very true about people in American society.
Sadly, the people in charge of regulating these companies practices, like the USDA, make the regulations very flexible and choose to keep quiet about what goes on behind the closed doors of these factory farms. About 56 billion animals are rasied and slaughtered for food each year; Cows, pigs, and chickens make up the vast majority of animals that are killed for the meat industry world wide. The factory farms that produce the majority of the meat we consume makes life a living hell for the animals raised there. These farms are unsanitary, there is very little if any medical attention available for the sick or wounded, and hardly any of the animals ever ge... ... middle of paper ... ... never going to change. People have always depended on animals, and in today's society it would be impossible to get away from that now.
They should not be fed the bare minimum. They should not be kept from water. Skinning animals alive should not even be considered as an option. All animals, whether they are wild, pets, or simply born to die, should live happy and healthy lives. The fur farming business will always be extremely controversial, but so will all animal profiting industries.
It stated that no human should consume any animal flesh and products and that the society wanted to stop man’s dependence on animals. The Vegan Society also wants to enlighten people on how slaughterhouses and dairy farms are incredibly inhumane (Stepanaik 4-5). Our body design is a factual representation of why human beings are not supposed to be meat eaters. When comparing humans to other carnivores the differences are extremely Knopp-Sargoni 2 noticeable. Most people do not enjoy killing animals with their bare hands and ripping apart its raw flesh and eating it straight away.
26 Apr. 2016.) Animals getting treated with brutal procedures like this is what makes factory farms successful and people who are not ignorant to the factory farming industry realize the issue and they trey and make a change. One of the more personal reasons I do not support factory farming is the fact that it has such a huge negative impact on the environment. The Green Garage says “Because of extreme overcrowding conditions, the land that surrounds factory farms could not handle the large amount of waste produced by animals.” ("List of Top 19 Factory Farming Pros and Cons."
99% of all meat, milk, and eggs produced in America come from factory farms. Most Americans are oblivious to how their food got from the farm to their plate. This makes it easy for the factory farming industry to get away with unimaginably cruel and unethical practices. Modern farms blatantly cause inhumane and unimaginable suffering to the animals confined within them, are insufficient at feeding the population, and have a devastating effect on the environment. Animals face incomprehensible horrors on factory farms.