With the need for more animal pastures, and grazing land deforestation is occurring globally. To keep a factory farm running the use of fossil fuels to run machinery, and heat barns during the winter months causes even more pollution to the environment. This magazine provides an ample amount of information to prove that factory farming is damaging the environments in many ways, and regulations need to be put in place. "Pew Commission Says Industrial Scale Farm Animal Production Poses." "Unacceptable" Risks to Public Health, Environment.
Every year over 56 billion farmed animals are killed by humans. This shocking statistic is the result of the factory farming system that has plagued the world, America especially. Factory farming is a system that began in the early 1900’s that is focused on farming animals in large numbers in a very small amount of time. The animals in these factory farms are often forced into confined spaces and inhumane conditions. Pigs are kept in small cages called gestation crates where they are unable to move or grow.
The source looks at how factory farmed produce is of a lower quality, but also claims that society is making a fatal error in the way that people are consuming way too much animal protein, and actually need more plant in their diets. If factory farming of animals was educed and the money and energy needed for it was put into plant based agriculture, there would be far few starving people in this
Factory farms are one of the biggest producers of pollutants in the world. They are one of the biggest problems of the 21st century but everyone is happy to turn a blind eye as long as they aren’t judged for stuffing their face with meat and washing it down with milk meant for a baby calf. We need to cut down on our devouring of animal products before it devours Earth. The cruel and disgusting conditions that animals have to face every day shouldn’t be allowed. In a nationwide survey of America 94% of people, a staggering majority agree that animals which are raised to be used as food should be free
There are many reasons; one of the main reasons is that it’s inexpensive “with the use of factory farms, the prices of foods have drastically dropped.”(“Green Garage,”2015) The main effect for this decrease is that foods are being processed and produced at a faster rate by employing quicker, more efficient processes. Factory farming also has livestock products such as feed or livestock care to be kept down to a
Some believe that antibiotics should be used in food animals because it treats illnesses and promotes growth, while others believe antibiotics should not be used because the resistant strains could end up affecting humans through their meat. There are benefits from antibiotics in the livestock industry if used correctly. Farmers believe they directly benefit from using antibiotics in their feed for their livestock. A key reason that farmers benefit from the antibiotics is, “Animals receiving antibiotics in their feed gain 4% to 5% more body weight than animals that do not receive antibiotics” (Eye, 2016). With the antibiotics increasing the weight gain of the animals that means, the market animal will weigh more than normal and will be growing faster.
Worldwide, there are over 50 million animals raised in these fur farms every year. This doesn’t include the number of rabbits skinned alive, which adds up to approximately a 120 million animals slaughtered for the sole purpose of fur production yearly. c. Who is Affected: According to the Washington State Department of Ecology, waste from fur farms is poisoning our waterways due to the huge amount of ammonia released into the atmosphere. Also, producing a fur coat takes 15 times more energy than does producing a faux-fur coat or any other clothing
COMMODITY: ANIMALS IN FACTORIES Animals should have the right to live a normal life as much as humans do. “When animal factories developed in the early 1970s” (Mason and Singer, 1990) people started to benefit more from the animals. Everyday we eat fresh meat, buy fur clothes but we are ignoring the fact of how these products are produced and coming in our hands, and what millions of animals are going through in these factories. The animals are stuffed inside cages and put in a violent and polluted environment. The truth behind these factories should be exposed, because people should know that it is getting out of control and it is affecting and damaging our environment and human health daily in a bad way.
Our industrial food system focuses on what’s called monocropping, which means farmers plant the same crops on the same land year after year. Monocropping means less biodiversity in the field, which if used alot is bad for yields. 3. Urban Farming: Farmers need to grow food in more places. With more than half of the world population now living in urban areas, it is a good idea to start growing food where lots of people are
An interesting statement in this article is, “... factory farming has wrought economic problems, public health concerns, inhumane conditions for billions of animals, and a huge carbon debt on the world’s agricultural system.” This means that factory farming doesn’t only affect wildlife, it affects us too. In short, I liked this article because it effectively described the different ways that factory farming can be