Factory farmed animals have no federal legal protection from horrifying abuses that would otherwise be illegal if they were practiced on dogs or cats: neglect, mutilations, crippling, transport through all weather extremes, and inhumane slaughter. Nevertheless, farmed animals are no less sensitive or capable of feeling pain than dogs or cats, which we cherish as companions. Animals, like humans, are healthiest when they eat certain foods; “Cows, have stomachs that are designed to digest grass. Pigs can digest grass, corn, grains, soy and other plants. Chickens and turkeys can eat plants as well as bugs and worms found on the pasture.”
Animal cruelty has been an unfortunate phenomenon for quite some time. The presence of serial killers among our societies have also been an unfortunate existence as well. Through current studies, researchers have been able to find the connection between serial killers or other violent offenders and it’s correlation to animal cruelty. In the past, the MacDonald triad was viewed as the most reliable avenue for determining who would become a violent offender. Today, more relevant and supported theories have been created.
“In 2016, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimated that Americans ate an average of 54.3 pounds of beef, 92.1 pounds of chicken, and 50.4 pounds of pork, per person, per year” (Vegetarianism). Food production counts for only one of the many injustices animals face daily. Although they have been proven emotionally intelligent, mankind views these entities as subservient and continue to harm them. People around the world have created organizations that work to ameliorate the treatment of animals. As the animal rights movement nobly fights to improve the conditions of these living creatures, daily human activities and the moral values of some prolong the acceptance of animal equality.
Chickens are commonly regarded as the world’s most abused animal. Due to widespread consumption, around 8.6 billion chickens are slaughtered annually, which translates to roughly 300 chickens per second (Runkle, 2017, p.17). Factory farming is the method in which chickens are slaughtered for mass processing. For decades, chicken has been the protein of choice for many families, due to clever advertising. For example, in a 1929 presidential campaign, the Republican candidate promised “‘a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage’”
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?
Tyson is largest meat industry supplier in the world. Even so, the company’s treatment of animals are no less cruel than a typical animal factory. In the recent years, many farms have converted themselves to factory setting to accommodate inflating orders and sustaining larger profits. This result in a fast pace and harsh environment for animals, where their health is less important than money. Undercover animal activist groups has uncovered Tyson branch factory inhumane abusement of pigs.
What does it mean to be humane? According to Dictionary Reference, it states that humane means, “characterized by tenderness, compassion, and sympathy for people and animals, especially for the suffering or distressed,” (Dictionary Reference). In factory farms and slaughterhouses there is a severe problem taking control of America. Cruel, inhumane treatment towards animals while being raised and being murdered causes extreme suffering and health problems that can even be passed along to human consumers. All species of animals forcefully tortured to be sold to human buyers encounter similar conflicts when being imprisoned in their factories.
unable to move. In close captivity, it is a feeding ground for disease and other illness that can contaminate other animals and consumers. Those individuals who are exposed to this environment are at risk of dangerous bacteria such as E. Coli. Factory farming is a method where animals are kept in an unnatural environment to stimulate more meat and egg production. Per Journal of Animal Ethics written by Drew Leder, Leder introduces the topic of animal cruelty found in factory farms.
The clan would be happy and fed and warm and more babies could be made on such occasions. This gave the hunters unbelievable feelings of satisfaction over the chargrilled aromas and released huge amounts of dopamine and serotonin into the system although they probably hadn’t got a name for that bit just yet. High calories equaled happiness and satisfaction.
What do you think factory farming is? Do you think it’s inhumane? Factory farming is how we get our food, there are cows, chickens, pigs, turkeys, etc. The farmers inject the animals with antibiotics to make them grow bigger. The animals grow so big they can’t hold their weight, the females have to get pregnant so the farmers can make more money for the animals, they get locked up in cages and do not have fresh air or sunlight.
When people eat meat, have they ever stopped to consider what it is that they are eating? Or what type of life the animal they're eating went through? The article, “An Animal’s Place,” by Michael Pollan, explains the moral issue of whether or not it's correct to consume meat. Blake Hurst’s “The Omnivore's Delusion: Against the Agri-intellectuals” presents himself against critics who naysay industrial farming and criticize the ways animals are treated there. After close examination of both articles, the reader will be able to determine what type of farming is more logical.