Pros And Cons Of Factory Farming In Frankenstein

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Clipped beaks, growth hormones, and tail docking; Factory Farming is rising over traditional farming in America’s agriculture industry and it is really taking its toll on the animal population. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, she explores the potential horrors of technological growth and the consequences of unnatural modifications to living, or in this case, nonliving organisms. Many monsters today are not the same stereotype of old horror movies and books, but perhaps they may be wearing white lab coats and instead of creating a monster, they create new hormones and chemicals to increase an animal’s growth so they will produce more of whatever product they are being exploited for. This may not sound like a big deal at first, but the consequences…show more content…
One blatant example is the outright abusive and unnatural modifications to farm animals in factory farming. When it comes to the pros and cons of factory farming, according to a non-profit organization called Farm Sanctuary, the cons definitely outweigh the pros. Food production in the United States today is dominated by factory farms, and their treatment of animals has been downright abusive. The usual farm consists of small, hugely overpopulated living spaces for the animals, and they are considered commodities to get more money rather than a living animal. Almost all of the animals undergo extreme amounts of mutilation at the hands of the farm workers and they usually cause chronic and/or extreme amounts of pain to the animals because they are usually done without any form of pain relief for the animals. All of this abuse towards the animals is all so the farmers can maximize the output of the products they get from the animals, and the animals’ bodies cannot support the overgrowth and they usually form painful, debilitating deformities from it. The areas in and around these large farms are generally extremely polluted from the extreme…show more content…
One example of one of the companies is Perdue Farms. The company likes to make sure they have reliable producers. “Producers, in turn, are responsible for providing housing that meets Perdue 's standards for poultry welfare and biosecurity, and for caring for the birds on a daily basis” (perduefarms.com), which means Perdue makes sure that all of the farms meet their standards to provide their product in a cost-effective, environmentally-friendly manner. In turn for the proper care of the chickens, the company provides the farmers with the resources they may need to properly prepare their product. This includes the equipment, the food for the animals, and then all of the scientific experts and lab technicians that are working with veterinarians and poultry welfare officers to research what will help the company to grow their product
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