Animal Welfare: Slaughterhouses In The United States

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“To satisfy the public's ever-growing appetite for meat, slaughterhouses in the United States killed ten billion animals last year. That's 27,397,260 animals every day, 1,141,553 every hour, 19,026 every minute” (Jones). Many animals are being placed in slaughter houses each year to meet this high demand. Farm animal welfare refers to the state, living condition, and treatment, animals are but under in farms. Cruel animal welfare has spread throughout the world killing millions of animals in inhumane ways. Farmers do not care about the living conditions for the animals; they are just trying to reach the demand to produce enough meat to make money. Animals in these slaughter houses are going to be slaughtered for consumption; they should live…show more content…
For example, Miyun Park, the vice president for farm animal welfare at the Humane Society, explains, “Today, economic growth and development around the world are leading to a rise in the demand for animal products. According to the World Bank, increased global demand caused total meat production in the developing world to almost triple between 1980 and 2002- from 45 million to 134 million tons” (Park). With only an abrupt time to adapt to the demand, farmers don’t have time to improve their farms. Also, they need more animals to slaughter. So, the farms are usually overcrowded and unsanitary because the farmers are not thinking about what's best for the animals; they only think about the production speed and if they are slaughtering enough animals to pacify the demand. Also, in the article, "The Globalization of Animal Welfare”, it explains that, “the average person in an industrialized country still consumes far more animal products each year: 181 pounds of meat, 459 pounds of dairy, and 29 pounds of eggs, as compared with 68 pounds of meat, 110 pounds of dairy, and 18 pounds of eggs for each person in the developing world” (Park). An abundance of animals have to be slaughtered because people are “dependent” on meat. Farmers are not doing there job to their full potential. Farmers only care about quantity, if they are producing enough, rather than quality, if the…show more content…
For example, in the article “Farm Animal Welfare”, it describes that “Farms that are not properly maintained can be breeding grounds for Salmonella, E’ coli and other pathogens that can be passed to humans through meat, dairy and eggs, as well as through person-to-person contact” (“Farm Animal Welfare”). The unsanitariness of the farms can cause diseases harmful to humans. Farmers do not properly keep their farms clean, and this leads to humans being plagued with unhealthy health defects. So not only are the animals suffering, it is hurting the human population as well. Also, Dena Jones the director of the Animals Welfare Institute informed that,“Congress directed the USDA to spend $5 million to hire additional humane inspectors” (Jones). People have to pay to have this issue inspected. If all farms were clean and sympathetic this money would not have to be spent, and it could be spent on more crucial issues in the world. To decrease these ruthless effects on the animals and humans, a law could be put in place to restrict the amount of meat a person can buy/consume. Then, overall less animals will die, and farmers can maintain a sanitary farm decreasing human

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