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. This is how it is for most to all of the animals. Factory farming is inhumane to any animal. This essay will address what factory farms do to the animals and what they do with all of the manure. My claim is factory farming is inhumane to any animals that are being farmed.
The environment is being polluted because of all the manure. First, the idea of what factory farming is going to be addressed. What really is a factory farm? Factory farming is an operation where over 99% of farm animals are raised, so that we can eat meat. Factory farms consist of 500 head of beef cattle, 500 dairy cows, 1,000 hogs (pigs), and 100,000 egg laying chickens.
This is in more than one way that they are harming they cause air pollution: “ the fossil fuels used in energy, transportation, and synthetic pesticides/fertilizers emits 90 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year. On a lesser note, factory farming also releases harmful compounds like hydrogen sulfide and ammonia that can cause immediate negative health effects in humans”(5 Ways Factory Farming is Killing the Environment by Kate last name N/A). If the factory farming keeps going and keeps damaging our environment it could cause some really big issues because it will cause more depletion of the ozone layer. Another way that the factory farms are causing harm to our environment is by water pollution: “Industrial agriculture sucks up 70 percent of the world’s fresh water supplies. To follow up that staggering number, the EPA estimates that 75 percent of all water-quality problems in America’s rivers and streams.
Every year over 10 billion animals suffer and are slaughtered in factory. These animals are crammed into cages and suffer through their whole life never knowing another world. They live on the hard stone and wire floors until the day they are taken to be slaughtered in an inhumane way. Most people read things about factory farming and for a few minutes want to make a change. However, no one really does.
A factory farm can be better understood if you think of it as a family farm on steroids. They are all over the world injecting your food with chemicals and abusing animals. Nothing is done with the customer in mind; things are only done to generate an income. Profit is their main priority and your –and the animals, well being is left on the back burner. Theses types of farms keep the truth from the public, which is that animals are treated poorly, diseases spread like wildfire and animals are injected with
Companies seem to avoid paying attention to the sanitation of their facilities and tend to neglect their workers health issue possibilities. “The presence of fecal matter from slaughtered animals, which can contaminate meat with high levels of bacteria such as E. coli.”(“Food Processing & Slaughterhouses” 1). In recent years, the production and form that meat has been processed have been more noted and concerning to the public view. Today the public eye is taking in more concern in the processes in which their meats. “1 in 6 Americans become sick with foodborne illnesses due to the horrendous sanitary conditions”(‘Food Processing & Slaughterhouses” 1).
Animals shouldn’t have to suffer, living in the plant factory is unfair and brutal. All animals have feelings, they have a right to kind treatment, and a right to live in this world. The meat packing industry disregards animal’s emotions and their rights all together by the malicious treatment of animals. The way animals are being treated is highly unfair. Being slaughtered for their body parts and suffering just to be used for protein or an asset to humans is unbearable.
It matters how animals are treated before being slaughtered; they are living things with conscience and pain receptors. Animals experience fear, shock, stress and despair; they deserve a dignified death (Foer, 2009). Factory farming impacts on the environment and affects all humans. It is an earthly problem, and affects every life on earth. It can be argued that water, air and land pollution only affect a group of people, but it affects all humans using these natural resources (Foer, 2009).
Waste from animal agricultural industry mainly the manure are very hard to utilised because the amount of manure is too much to handle since the amount of animal itself is quite high. Larger animal produces more manure. Therefore, the amount