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.
“The more exposure people have to the realities of factory farming, the more we will see people rejecting it. It's already happening”(Jonathan Safran Foer). Factory farming has been going on since the 1900’s. Factory Farming is the production of livestock in large quantities for uses such as food supplies. Factory Farming is damaging to the animals, our bodies, and the environment.
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’” (Runkle, 2017, p.107).
The animal farm then starts to fail. The farm fails because of the pigs not being fair to the other animals, plus the animals being too dumb to realize it. The other animals made mistakes, by not speaking up when they thought something was wrong. Animal Farm starts to fail because pigs start to make power grabs that screws the “perfect life” vision the animals have. These reasons, including many more, are why Animal Farm fails.
The living conditions are just completely unsanitary. Since the pigs can not move around they end up having to lay or stand in all the feces. It is just an awful place to live in, and unhealthy for them. This dirty and harmful environment also causes pigs to go almost insane. Staying in a super tight cage, crammed and covered in poop causes pigs to go crazy, and try and escape the cages.
The dangers of Factory Farming in America Traditionally farm cows and chickens roam around the wild free to eat whatever they wanted and have unlimited space. But now in the need for more food for the fastly increasing population. Factory farms have taken over the lives and wellbeing of these animals. Now “Broiler Chickens” and farm cows are confined to little spaces and are being fed food that doesn't fit their diet. The way broiler chickens and farm cows are raised is cruel, unhealthy for the animals, and unhealthy for human consumption.
There are markets available that have accessories for cows, chickens etc. Animals have a right to kind treatment and equal rights. There are other ways to give animals respect, factory farming is not the only solution to produce a large amount of meat. If people cared about animal welfare they would visit small farms and local butchers or raise meat themselves. In the olden days, people raised animals and had cheese, milk, and meat.
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
The three most common ways to raise poultry are in cages, cage-free aviaries and enriched colonies. The benefits and down-sides to these systems are commonly misunderstood. The most common and efficient system of raising poultry is in cages. The benefits to cages are that the eggs are the cheapest to produce which in turn makes them cheaper to buy. They also had the least instances of aggression.
Just think about the number of animals that were in the wilderness years ago and view the number today. It is remarkable to see how our society is reacting to the issue. How our priorities are food and shelter animals need to know to basic skills for living I the wilderness, which zoos are not allowing them to learn. Do you want to part of a society which will let this issue slide into the wrong hands overtime? Or be dealt with for the benefit of the