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. Wangnet concludes the article with discussing how society chooses to ignore the moral responsibility that we have to protect these animals from suffering.
People say factory farming is good because it’s cheaper and gives people more jobs. But some people don’t know what happens in factory farms. They don’t know that animals are stuck in cages all day. That they are packed into incredibly small areas, often indoors, and fed additives in order to fatten them up (Apecsec.org). Antibiotics are used to make animals grow faster and to keep them alive in the unsanitary conditions (Factory Farming Misery for
At the slaughterhouse, a horse is killed in a way that is easiest and quickest for the slaughterhouse worker, but most agonizing for the horse. Investigations from Mexican and Canadian slaughter plants report that horses are stabbed multiple times in the neck with a puntilla knife to sever their spinal cords, leaving them paralyzed and unable to breathe. The horse is then hoisted, bled out, cut apart, often while still conscious and able to feel everything. Slaughter simply cannot be made
Web. 16 Mar. 2017.) Factory Farms are awful for people and the animals because the animals suffer, they’re treated with antibiotics, and factory farming affects the environment. Animals suffer because of the living conditions they are in. The animal is treated with antibiotics, which is not good for them.
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.
Animal’s Australia is Australia’s leading national animal protection organisation; they have a remarkable record for investigating and exposing any form of animal cruelty. (http://www.animalsaustralia.org/about/) Most cases of animal cruelty within the export industry is being exposed by Animal Australia, standing up for the rights and to ensure that the same level of animal welfare that is occurring in Australia is also being applied by the countries that receive the Australian livestock. Animals Australia has compiled a range of videos filmed by civilians showing Australian cattle being abused by trained workers in “Australian Approved” slaughterhouses. Case 1.
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.
In the early 1900’s, the conditions in the slaughterhouses were ghastly. First of all, the basic surroundings of the workers were horrid. The floors of the killing floors were layered in blood. It smelled bad and was unsanitary. Also, there were blood-curdling screeches of dying animals constantly ringing throughout Union Stockyards ("Slaughterhouse to the World" 5).
“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.
“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.
Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, is an activist who is a big part of the food movement and who has studied under Michael Pollen, author of Omnivores Dilemma. Originally from Seattle, she relocated to Oakland not only for its better climate for farming, but what she wanted most was to have the best of both worlds, to be able to go to bars and shows while being one with nature without feeling isolated. At the beginning she was a squatter, receiving permission from the landowner to start a local garden in the middle of the ‘ghettos’ where crime rates and poverty were a major issue. Carpenter saw an amazing opportunity to use the empty parking lot to produce something for the community and by starting with
Rhetorical Analysis “Down on the factory farm” The last thing that comes to our mind when we order a piece of steak at a restaurant is how that animal we are about to eat was being treated while they were alive. According to author Peter Singer’s article "Down on the factory farm” he questions what happened to your dinner when it was still an animal? He argues about the use and abuse of animals raised for our consumption. In Singer’s article he states personal facts and convincing statistics to raise a legitimate argument.
Throughout the United States, there are “over 7,800 facilities” (United States Department of Agriculture) where animals are held in horrible living conditions and treated unfairly. “Each full grown chicken in a factory farm has as little as six-tenths of a square foot
Even through things might not happen as bad as once was but still it happens today where and how we slaughter the animals are not always done in a sanitary way. In the book The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan also talks about slaughterhouse in the United States in chapter twelve. He mentions how the slaughterhouse that he visited made sure that there killing was clean because the buyer could come and watch them kill the animal. They then discuss that they how most factories don’t have people that allow to see them kill the animals.
First, even a marginally better death is still death. The life we give these animals by breeding them does not give us the right to nonchalantly take it away for our own pleasure. As Ashley Byrne, a PETA campaign specialist, says, “Slaughter can be less cruel, but not humane.” Additionally, in an interview with the General Managers of one of the most progressive slaughterhouses, it is revealed that the owners ‘sometimes get attached to the cattle and occasionally spare one they become close to, keeping it as a pet’