Factory farming is broken system where extreme animal abuse is the norm. A lot of animal cruelty happen in factory farming. Animals are confined by the thousands and forced into overcrowded conditions . These conditions cause animals to stress , Lowers their immune system, and allows disease to spread. This threatens both animals and human health. California’s dairy cows are forced to live miserable lives trapped in hugged crowded lots where they can’t even move and are covered in mud and their own feces.They never get to feel the sun on their backs or the grass beneath their feet.They spend months standing into their own feces and urine breathing in toxic fumes from accumulates waste. Cows are given so many drugs so that they can keep on producing gallons after gallons of milk, their udders often become swollen and infected. They forcefully impregnate them and when they have the babies they do not get to even be with …show more content…
What people eats is a huge part of who they are. If Americans want to live longer healthier lives they should start by changing their eating habits, and being more aware and concerned about The way that they treat the animals that are providing us with that food.The food that we are so used to eating and enjoy so much can actually be killing us and it is our own fault. If People chose to ignore these facts they will absolutely be affected in the long run. Although factory farming has a lot of cons it does allow us to have cheeper food production due to technology and economies of scale, factory farms can produce food at less cost than smaller farms, which enables customers to save money on food purchases. It also helps with more efficiency because Large-scale farms have the ability to quickly produce and distribute huge quantities of food to sustain large cities. But cheaper and faster is really not always
What we eat affects not only us, but the animals, and the world. After learning the truth about where and how our meat and food products are prepared and the effects they cause on our bodies, I was shocked and disgusted. As a society, we can make a few small changes that will have a big and healthy impact on the world and how we live. Usually when you think about a cow, you picture a large farm, a red barn and cows eating grass.
Regular industrial farms cram there animals into tight spaces and leave their manure on the ground until it is necessary to clean up which is not disposing it properly causing toxic smells and chemicals
Local sustainable is one of the four food chains Michael Pollan talks about in his book The Omnivore’s Dilemma. The local sustainable food is grown on small farms. Food from farms like these don’t travel long distances like they would in the industrial or industrial organic food chain. These farms also have diverse crops and animals. Local sustainable is the best food chain to feed all of the people in the United States because it doesn’t harm the environment, animals aren’t mistreated, and crops are naturally raised.
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
Rhetorical Analysis “Down on the factory farm” The last thing that comes to our mind when we order a piece of steak at a restaurant is how that animal we are about to eat was being treated while they were alive. According to author Peter Singer’s article "Down on the factory farm” he questions what happened to your dinner when it was still an animal? He argues about the use and abuse of animals raised for our consumption. In Singer’s article he states personal facts and convincing statistics to raise a legitimate argument.
I chose to write about factory farming because I’m with familiar with it. Growing up on a 500-acre farm has given me the chance to scrutinize the importance that they are to our community. Throughout my childhood there was always fresh meat and vegetables on the table. When other families were worrying about the recent recall on the type of meat they had just purchased or the chemicals being sprayed onto their fruits and vegetable, I was left wondering why these other families just didn’t do as we did. Having your own family farm not only saves money that you would spend in the grocery store, but also allows for your family to bond over something that’s not on TV.
Bleak Consequences of Factory Farming In the U.S., four companies control the meat industry; killing 81% of cows, 73% of sheep, 57% of pigs, and produce 50% of the nation’s chickens. (Testimony by Leland Swenson, president of the U.S. National Farmers’ Union, before the House Judiciary Committee, September 12, 2000). Factory farm practices are not humane: not for the environment and certainly not for the animals.
Jensen provides the example of Tyson factory, one of the nation’s largest meat producer and suppliers, to further develop this idea. Tyson has faced much criticism for their treatment of livestock
Another article titled “The Case Against Factory Farming.” by Spencer Case, He makes it clear that “ The H1N1 ``swine flu" virus likely originated in American factory farms. H1N1 is believed to have killed more than 12,000 Americans from 2009 to 2010 and hospitalized over 274,000 in the same period” (Case). This direct part of the article clarify that people in rural communities get infected by the diseases caused by factory farms and the animals within those factory farms, people can get numerous
Little do they know the unsanitary and harmful environments puppy mill bred dogs have to live in for the first period of their lives. The number of puppy mills there is in the United States have increased hugely since their early years, which were after World War II. During their early years, puppy mills only originated to generate income for the struggling farmers. However, just because the puppy mill’s were on a much smaller scale does not mean they were not as cruel as today’s. The first puppy mills were built on a capitalistic mindset.
The difference between a factory farm and a regular family farm is that a factory farm, “also known as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, Confined Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs, factory farms use industrial production techniques to raise thousands of animals in one location” (http://www.preservationnation.org/forum/library/public-articles/factory- farms.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/#.Vf9Wqp3BzGd ). A factory farm has: Beef cattle -500 head on feed (feedlot), Dairy -500 cows, Hogs -1,000 head, Broiler chickens -500,000 sold annually, and Egg laying chickens -100,000 – where as a regular farm would have less head. Many family farms have struggled because of factory farms taking over.
Web. 16 Mar. 2017.) Factory Farms are awful for people and the animals because the animals suffer, they’re treated with antibiotics, and factory farming affects the environment. Animals suffer because of the living conditions they are in. The animal is treated with antibiotics, which is not good for them.
“We risk the creation of resistant strains of bacteria in factory farm animals” (Animal Freedom). Public Health is an important key to living a healthy lifestyle. We must ensure that we keep our environment as clean as can be for the sake of our own health and for the sake of future generations. “People are increasingly suffering from chronic diseases that are connected with eating too much of the wrong sorts of food or from diseases transmitted from animals to humans” (Green Times). Because these animals are held is such close quarters, many diseases spread quickly among them, ending up in the food that we eat.
At one point in your life, have you ever thought to yourself how was the meat on your plate produced, and why is it so cheap? Billions of farm animals are consumed every year in the U.S. at cheap costs and endure in conditions that buyers wouldn’t acknowledge. A large portion of our meats originate from meat industries that produce, abuse, and process meat for the public from farms that abuse animals unless the animal was raised organically. The meats that are produced are a necessity for a us omnivores because we eat meat on a daily basis as a source for protein and fat, unless you are vegetarian, or vegan. Now since it’s a necessity for us living beings, is cruelty in animal agriculture worth the outcome for better for our economy?
However, except for supplying the needs of humanity and making much cheaper food. Factory farming is an unhealthy agricultural practice to both human and the environment. Factory farming contributed to serious pollution problems, the animal treatments are cruel and it has affected the business opportunity of traditional farms and its workers by occupying their markets. Factory Farming is a threat to human health and the environment, therefore the government should take action on it.