A Rhetorical Analysis Of Factory Farming By Matthew Scully

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To begin, when talking about animals it can be a very sensitive subject mainly because the way animals are treated on farms, and how no one feels the need to question these actions. This is because many people feel this issue doesn’t concern them. In this essay Matthew Scully discusses the issue on how animals are treated and how they should be given more respect, and attention. Matthew Scully argues that animals in these factory farms are wrongfully treated, he uses biblical references and addresses the morals of humans to get conservatives to act on this matter. This essay targets conservatives whose job is to preserve and uphold the value of society. Scully is encouraging conservatives to get up and do something about how unfair animals …show more content…

With no laws to stop it, moral concern surrendered entirely to economic calculation, leaving no limit to the punishments that factory farmers could inflict to keep costs down and profits up.” (Scully, 159). Factory Farming in itself is a way get more profit and lower cost but also put animals in unclean places and with machines that emits lots of chemicals in the air which harms both animals and the environment. One can infer that if these farms have no rules to how the animals should be treated, then how is the food processed, is the meat even cleaned properly? Referring back to the quote Scully says that there are no regulations therefore people in charge of running the farms can do as they please to maximize profit and cut down …show more content…

Scully writes: “Conservatives are supposed to revere tradition. Factory farming has no traditions, no rules, no codes of honor, no little decencies to spare for a fellow creature. The whole thing is an abandonment of rural values and a betrayal of honorable animal husbandry—to say nothing of veterinary medicine, with its sworn oath to “protect animal health” and to “relieve animal suffering.” (Scully, 161) As stated in the previous paragraph factory farming has no rules and no regulations thus giving the people in charge of these farms to have free realm over whatever they want to do. They based the treatment of animals on the ability to make a profit. That being said the role of a conservative is to aide in upholding the morals of humans and all that one may come in contact with, with that being said they have the ability to make a law or aide in some type of regulation that can help make it easy for animals to be treated better in these factory farms. As one reads the quote, he later mentions the oath in which a veterinarian or anyone who has a love for animals, to aide him in his fight for animal’s rights, Scully being a vegetarian is passionate on fighting on this issue but as one reads one can see he begins to get frustrated at the fact that people who say they have a love for animals are not as outraged as he is but, sit back and do

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