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.
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How society created a system in nature where animals and farming actually ruin the land, the same land that was once so cherished by our ancestors, completely stupefies me. When America moved from the locally-owned farms to the gigantic food manufacturers of today, it also moved away from the idea of the sustainability of earth by not preserving the land. Since this movement skyrocketed our economy and allowed for growth in several sectors of life, people gave no second thought to the changes being made. How have we as a society gone so long without even considering the impact of such an enormous revision within our agricultural system? Through industrialized farming, we allow our land to be demolished. However, some farmers know an alternative way of farming. Some farmers use the alternative method of organic farming, a natural agriculture solution. Although there are various factors involved in organic farming, weighing the benefits and costs of this type of farming—on both large and small scale levels—permi...
Factory farming is strictly a business the people who organize it have the interest only in maximizing product and profit. Factory farms pack animals into spaces so tight they can barely move with no access to outdoors, forced to spend their lives in cages, on factory floors, no light or room to engage in natural behaviors causing them to live what little of a life they have with severe entail and physical distress. Animals are abused daily and nothing is being done to spread awareness or put an end to it. Factory animals are treated to have the purpose in life to be a thing, not a conscious being; they are bred confined, drugged, abused, fed, just to lay more eggs, north more offspring and die with more meat on their bones merely for the pleasure of a high income. In this paper I will present he alternative position on the topic of whether animals should be kept in factory farms for human consumption or not, in the perspective of animal welfare and animal rights components, and food security
When we mention about farm, most of us have this image of a vast green pasture where farmers spend most of their time herding livestock but that idyllic picture is just a thing from the past. Since the 1930s in America, small farms started to wither away, made way to bigger and highly mechanized factory farms. It all traced back to McDonalds and the booming of fast food restaurants (Food, Inc 2008). Fast food restaurants had become successful because they could produce tasty food with cheaper cost. Their franchises eventually made them a multi-million-dollars industry. Big business required big suppliers. Small rural farms cannot meet the demand for supply and they quickly fade away. Farmers were being replaced by corporations in controlling of the food market.
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Throughout most people’s lives, one hardly considers how the food they are eating arrives on their plate. This phenomenon can be attributed to the old adage, out of sight out of mind. However, if one decides to uncover the truth behind the meat we eat they will discover an unsettling reality. Meat that the western world eats largely arrives via factory farming, a method of farming that produces massive quantities of livestock by any means available. In this essay, I will discuss the pervasive and perverse nature of society turning a blind eye to factory farming and things akin to it, such as mass incarceration, that do not appease one’s own world view.
Every year, an average American will consume approximately one hundred-twenty six pounds of meat. This meat can be traced back to factory farms where they are stored and tortured to turn into a product for the appetite of humans. The terrible treatment these animals are forced to endure is the outcome of the greed and want for a faster production of their product. The factory farming industry strives to maximize output while minimizing costs, but always comes at the animals’ expense.
Through the book “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer one of the main arguments which Foer explicates is how those whom eat meat are involving themselves in horrendous crimes committed against animals. He explains the way factory farming is and how cruel it has become to the animals that are forced to partake in this process. However, he also explains how people want farming to be humane yet they do not what to pay higher prices for the differences of quality they receive and for the difference of treatment that these animals receive. Factory farming’s mindset is to reduce production cost to the absolute minimum, ignoring or externalizing the closest as environmental degradation, human disease, or animal suffering. This is what they go by which is also the main reason why factory farming is considered to be so inhumane and brutal. Although personally I consume meat , I think that people whom really care about being humane towards animals should not hesitate and complain about the prices since they are getting what they want, a more humane farming or
It seems like the entire world is in more in demand for meat right now than when factory farming first started.Just in the U.S. alone ,over nine billion animals are being raised and slaughtered for human consumption every day (farm sanctuary).If that doesn't seem to shock you read this: just last year 10,509 of cattle were killed, 2,834,600 chickens were eliminated ,the number of hogs went up to 37,235 and the number of turkeys dead is 78,823 (humane society).It doesn't seem like a big deal but it in fact is: many of these animals are mistreated and live in unsanitary conditions some of which include cows ,pigs ,and chickens.
Have you ever wondered where your juicy delicious steak comes from, or what type of farms the animals you're eating live on? If you answered yes to either one of these questions, then you are one of the millions of people who demand answers to the questions about this industry. Michael Pollan in his article "An Animal's Place", defends how animals should be treated, and he then explains continuous problems with the industry. Another author, Blake Hurst, in his article "The Omnivore's Delusion: Against the Agri-Intellectuals", defends industrial farming against the critics, and why this style of farming is the only way to feed the world. By reading both articles, the reader can now be aware of an outsiders point of view, what's actually happening
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