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    cloning and the trials and tribulations of science. The desires behind the cloning of animals is high quality, healthy livestock, and to continue the genetics of many remarkable animals. Many supporters are talking about the possible benefits cloning could have on endangered species. The variability among living organisms, also known as biodiversity, is the safety of the wild and livestock population against the spread of diseases. Cloning is an attempt to keep one set of genes that are desirable by a

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    Effects of livestock on Global Warming Forests are ripped up, summers and winters are warmer, ice caps melt making sea levels rise, and many animals have gone further north to live. All of these occurrences attribute to global warming. There are plenty of factors causing global warming, livestock being one of them. People don’t usually consider that livestock could be an element of global warming. To sustain livestock, you need land, water and food, with food comes excretion; by reducing the amount

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    Livestock is vitally important for food and other activities. In high-school, livestock showing is very popular. Livestock showing teaches many things, including responsibility. Showing is far more than just taking an animal into the show ring, you must prepare. When show season is complete the animals go somewhere, even though people don’t want to think about it. While showing there is a lot of responsibility. Whether it’s showing beef cows, dairy cows, pigs, or even goats certain things must be

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    The livestock farmer is starting to realize that it is in their bottom line best interest to treat their animals humanely. Livestock farming “is breeding animals solely to maximize production of meat, milk and eggs” (Weeks). Historically, the livestock farmer (including egg producers); in the United States and around the world, has treated the animals that they are raising and slaughtering horribly. Over the last thirty years thanks to animal welfare activists, the abysmal treatment of these

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    The Transmission of Diseases from Livestock

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    The Transmission of Diseases from Livestock The signs at the Philadelphia International Airport are bold and make a clear point. The bright, yellow billboards all but shout: "Keep Foot and Mouth Disease out of America." Soon after seeing these signs upon entrance to the airport, travelers are greeted by customs agents who check documentation and bags to insure that the traveler has not been prone to the disease on his journeys. Any traveler exhibiting the warning signs of an individual who carries

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    Transmission of Livestock Diseases to Humans

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    Transmission of Livestock Diseases to Humans For decades now, death and disease have driven the progress of technology. Through the advancements of science, many diseases have been made obsolete and many more are drawing closer and closer to being conquered. However, with all the diseases that we have defeated, more and more keep appearing. And old diseases that we thought we were protected against have made comebacks. An example of this is Foot and Mouth Disease. "Since 1930 the United

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    1.1 INTRODUCTION Livestock can be described as all domesticated animals, especially sheep, goats, cattle and pigs, intentionally reared in an agricultural setting for food, fibre or breeding purposes (Ntshepe, 2011). Livestock systems occupy about 30 percent of the planet’s dry land surface area (Steinfeld et al., 2006a). According to Nouman et al. (2014), livestock has the biggest land-use activity globally, which is expected to double by 2020 with an annual increase of 2.7 percent in meat production

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    United States’ livestock industry is one of the largest components of U.S. agriculture. However, its massive size did not happen quickly. Livestock producers kept revolutionizing their methods to produce meat by making it more economical for the consumer. This allowed for them to hold a larger share in the agriculture market thus making them a large component. Although their revolutionary methods were beneficial for the consumer, they were negative for the livestock. The livestock were subjected

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    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

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    morality. One example, the large-scale use of antibiotics in livestock feeding, has become a staple of the American agriculture industry. Of all the agricultural advancements the industry has made since the days of the horse and plow, none has been as threatening to human health as the use of sub therapeutic levels of antibiotics (Schneider). Antibiotics are useful for sick animals, just as they are useful for sick humans. In the livestock industry, their indiscriminate use on healthy animals, while

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