He describes in great detail all the different positions on the line that strips the cows of their dignity. He describes how the “de-animalization” (70) of the cow is concealed from not only the consumer but also from the workers on the production line. Each position has a specific job whether it is “an ear tag recorder” who keeps tracks of every cow by number and color, or the “lower belly ripper,” which Pachirtat described in Appendix A as a position on the line that “uses hand knife hook to open lower half of pattern in hide, picking up where upper belly ripper left off.” (260) Each job on the line is kept hidden from the next and is ultimately hidden from outside
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.
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.
For example, broiler chickens are bred to have larger thighs and breasts, for this reason, the chickens have a hard time standing and sometimes will break their legs. Common diseases for these type of chickens range from heart attacks, respiratory diseases, and cancer. When first brought to the slaughterhouse, cattle are branded with a hot iron and de-horned without anesthetic. In feedlots, cattle are contained in small holding pens forced to live in their own feces, which results in diseases. According to the Last Chance for Animals(LCA), 250 cows are killed every hour at a slaughterhouse.
Can you imagine being impregnated then once you give birth your newborn is taken away so it does not drink your milk that was for them in the first place? Horrific isn't it? Well, that is what the cows go through on the farms. But that is not it. If it is a male cow its throat is slit and is “beef”.
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).
I chose to write about factory farming because I’m with familiar with it. Growing up on a 500-acre farm has given me the chance to scrutinize the importance that they are to our community. Throughout my childhood there was always fresh meat and vegetables on the table. When other families were worrying about the recent recall on the type of meat they had just purchased or the chemicals being sprayed onto their fruits and vegetable, I was left wondering why these other families just didn’t do as we did. Having your own family farm not only saves money that you would spend in the grocery store, but also allows for your family to bond over something that’s not on TV.
In many ways, Farm City is a political book that touches areas that the city population didn’t know existed. When we imagine a farm we think large vast area with perfect sunny weather and huge sum of produce. What we learn from this book is that we can be a farmer with just planting a pot of vegetation by the windowsill or keeping a pet rabbit with intent to kill it and consume it. I spontaneously went to the flee market one Sunday and came across some rabbits. I currently am raising a bunny in my apartment that I adore and although I might not kill it myself, I heard rabbit’s meat is delicious.
Outline Slaughterhouses Thesis- slaughterhouses should close down across America, because stuns don't always take the pain away from death, and not all slaughterhouses follow USDA rules correctly. Slaughterhouses should close down, because stuns don’t always work effectively. One method of stunning is by using electric bolts Stunning can be “skull penetrating”, meaning stunning the brain directly.
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
“In 2016, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimated that Americans ate an average of 54.3 pounds of beef, 92.1 pounds of chicken, and 50.4 pounds of pork, per person, per year” (Vegetarianism). Food production counts for only one of the many injustices animals face daily. Although they have been proven emotionally intelligent, mankind views these entities as subservient and continue to harm them. People around the world have created organizations that work to ameliorate the treatment of animals. As the animal rights movement nobly fights to improve the conditions of these living creatures, daily human activities and the moral values of some prolong the acceptance of animal equality.
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. An animal’s life is at equal values to a human and deserve the same rights as
Persuasive Writing- Dairy, Dairy Quite Contrary Picture the idyllic scene, you know the one I mean: grinning cows grazing on a grassy expanse of land, prancing about and mooing to their heart 's content. What about the scene in which a mother sets down two cold, healthy glasses of milk for her children to drink and they proceed to consume the delicious refreshment in mere seconds, leaving nothing but an adorable, frothy moustache above their top lip. Unbeknownst to this mother, and the 93% of Great Britain who drink cow’s milk, she has just handed her children a glass teeming with hormones, steroids, pesticides, and antibiotics. The dairy industry has spent copious amounts of money over many decades supporting the idea that milk is essential