AUSTRALIA SHOULD BAN LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS INTRODUCTION Year after year, Australians have been shocked by the images of the live export trade. However, despite this, the cruelty continues. Australia continues to export millions of livestock from our shores every year, condemning them to a painful and prolonged death. It was only last October that the “bloodbath” involving Australian sheep exported to the Middle East for the annual ‘Festival of Sacrifice’ , renewed calls for Australia to steer away from the live export trade after thousands were butchered on local streets.
Where as, many people and organizations say that banning live exports provides a better trade in Australia. Live export can be replaced with the cold meat industry as Australia has many animal welfare problems. Boxed and chilled meat is an alternative method which can bring number of advantages to the economy and society than live export in Australia. Also, the Australian government cannot protect the animal from cruelty because they are not able to circulate a welfare policy in the other countries. In the end, the Australian chilled meat export is becoming more and more popular in the world, even in Muslim countries.
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
Valerie Wangnet's article introduces factory farming from the viewpoint of the livestock. She first tells an awful story of dairy cows bellowing all night long because their newborn calves had been removed for slaughter. This created an issue with nearby neighbors of the farm to which police released a statement claim that the cows were not in any distress. Wangnet chastises society for valuing the lives of some animals over that of others. She continues to compare the ways in which pets are treated compared to farm animals, and then lists the many cruelties that are inflicted upon farm animals.
“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.
Slap, whip, abuse. This is what comes to mind when people think of when it comes to livestock. This assumption is misleading and inaccurate because this is only showing the bad side to what actually goes on. The livestock industry is viewed as immoral and inhumane but in reality, we do so much more good than bad but the truth is being kept away. In the industry we care for the livestock, we provide for whatever they need, and simply, it’s a lifestyle.
However, scientists have done a scientific study that states, Almost all animals in the animal kingdom have a conscious and this isn’t new. “ Cows who don’t die on the way to the slaughter from exposure or traffic accidents are shot in the head with a captive-bolt gun and hung up by one leg then have their throats cut before finally being skinned and gutted. Some cows remain fully conscious throughout the entire process. ”(So when will you cow meet its End?) I strongly believe that all animals have right which are being violated every day and every single second by factory farms, Animals should have the rights to equal consideration of their interest and prevent unjust suffering.
The meat-packing industries carelessness towards their workers are physically endangering them daily. “Men who used knives on the sped-up assembly lines frequently lost fingers. Men who hauled 100-pound hunks of meat crippled their backs” (Constitutional Rights Foundation). The repetitive endangerment of these businesses’ workers highlight the industry’s unnatural greed and lack of empathy. The damages that are inflicted on their workers can be critical, life-changing or even lethal.
The SPCA stands for society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, their goal is to just animals all over the United States. They do many things to help all kinds of animals but the biggest thing that they do is rescue them from cruel owners or terrible living conditions. This organization is a government funded program that is expanding more and more every year. It is the largest humane society in the world and are now starting to go international into more countries like Brazil. They deal with any kind of animal that they may encounter including exotic animals. If they do not have the veterinarian training or facilities to provide for these animals than they have the power to call someone that does have these tools to take special care
The fast food industry abuses the fact of animals not having the same right as humans. Factory farming mistreat many animals such as calves by taking them away from their mothers and leaving them all alone. According to “9 Fact About Factory Farming That Will Break Your Heart” from Huffpost states, “ The calves are also kept in near or total darkness and suffered from forced anemia, for no reason other than to keep their flesh pale and attractive.” This shows that workers didn’t care about calves by leaving them suffering in darkness and not being feed well which forced them to have anemia. If workers at factoring farming cared about these animals they wouldn’t treat them like this. They abuse the animals by kicking them , leave them alone,
Imagine a day in the life of a common farm animal. Far from the peaceful grazing life one would envision, the livestock of today endure horrific conditions - from suffering painful diseases to being separated from their mothers at too young of an age. Not only are these conditions harmful to the animals, the food produced by them is unnecessary to humanity’s well-being and can even be damaging to society’s overall health. Since the definition of ethics is having well-founded standards of right and wrong, this process of producing meat for our consumption is unethical.
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? Looking through an economical viewpoint, animal abuse in the meat production is beneficial for consumers that buy meats from the market, farmers that produce the meat due to job creations, and trading with other countries. Without abusing farm animals in the process of producing meats, the economy for the meat production will be slowed down due to the delay of organically raising farm animals such as pigs, cows, chicken, etc...
But this isn’t what actually goes on. The following information is located in the “Vegucated” video on Youtube. Most cows we consume come from factories that place cows in a really confined space and feed them slaughterhouse remains, chicken coop waste, candy, corn, soy and plastic pallets. This isn’t just only cows, other animals such as pigs and chickens are treated the same or even worse. Mother pigs are placed in a cage in which they can
Animal Cruelty Have you ever wondered how much atrocious animal treatments are occurring around the world? The average number of animal abuse cases reported in the media each year is 1,920 according to a study conducted this year by Statistic Brain Research Institute. Moreover, a lot of animals struggle around the globe because they are often beaten, neglected and hunted, which forces them to fight for survival. Helpless animals continue to be exploited by humans and are still constantly being robbed of their lives. Thus, animal cruelty is the killing, exploiting and neglecting the needs of animals that are causing extinction and nonessential suffering.