USDA has repeatedly purchased meat from companies that have been involved in major bacterial outbreaks. A handful of children have been sickened because of this. To make matters even worse, the USDA buys the cheapest meat it can get, leaving the meat highly susceptible to having harmful diseases and pieces of bones. Even fast-food restaurants have higher meat standards than the National School Lunch Program ((NSLP)USDA provides the meat for the NSLP). Lastly, chapter nine notifies people that kitchen sinks aren’t as clean as they may think.
The meat industry is one of the largest industries in the world, however, it is one of the leading cause of millions of illnesses and deaths every year. Because inspecting meat for foodborne pathogens is a costly, timely and difficult task, meat companies are willing to barely meet the government 's standards in order to save money. This behavior is unacceptable because millions of people are getting sick every year from tainted meats. The longer the country continues its ignorance about the meat industry, the worse the conditions are going to become. The only way to improve conditions is to have transparency within the industries.
A cow has two main purposes for food companies: milk and beef. Many beef cows live on ranches with very poor living conditions. They do not get necessary access to a veterinarian, they are fed poorly, and changing weather can lead to dehydration and freezing to death. When the cows are ready to be slaughtered, they are transported to a feeding lot where they are fed growth-promoting hormones that are infused in their food. Before they are slaughtered, they take a mechanical blow to the head and knocked unconscious.
Worldwide the number of beef cattle being slaughtered who were contaminated with strains of E. Coli ranged from 2.1 to 70.1% (Clark). Diseases that can infect humans have been manifesting within the beef cattle industry for decade resulting in thousands of deaths for humans. Two of more common infections include E. Coli and Mad Cow Disease both of which are consequences of how cattle are raised and treatment in factory farms. Because of the lack of procedures being followed and standards being upheld, meat becomes contaminated, and humans consume the meat which leads to many deaths with the food industry to blame. E. Coli is a disease that colonizes in the gastrointestinal tract of cows.
And are constantly being demoralize and raped for a product. According to the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), which is the federal group that supervises the uses of animals in America stated "When used in this act, the term "animal" ... excludes farm animals, such as, but not limited to, livestock and poultry used or intended for use as food ..." Meaning that the animals that we are eating are not even being recognized as animals under the law they are consider to be less. Which is why the slaughtering of animals has been the longest going holocaust. Every year in America we murder ten billion land animals and eighteen billion marine animals. Yet, for some reason this is something people are still turning a blind eye too.
The method of how these animals are killed and handled are not the most humane way but it’s for our own survival. If we don’t kill animals we won’t be able to get necessary vitamins and nutrients that aren’t as plenty as they are found in vitamins (authoritynutrition.com). If everyone was a vegetarian or vegan we would surely not survive, in fact, people would start dying within the next couple of years (authoritynutrition.com). Another side to all this controversy is that because chickens are so overpopulated, people find no harm in killing over 9 billion each day. But if you think about the way they are killed, it still is very
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,
It is important because it connects to the audience. It connects to audience because it discusses how the production of meat leads to countless problems. The problems affect the audience because it causes many of them to pay more money and die younger. This is because the majority of people in America are overweight. Since most people are overweight in the United States, they tend to pay a lot more money for their health than healthy people do.
Zoos can’t provide the amount of space that a animal have in the wild. Meaning if the space does not suit the animal it will stress out causing the zookeeper to have to kill the animal. “ That means tigers and lions have around 18,000 times less space in the zoo then in the wild”.Zoos are becoming more dangerous for animals. 3,000 to 5,000 stressed animals are killed each year in zoos. Do you believe that over 400 animals are killed a month, 13 a day,1 every 2 hour all killed in zoos.
For how long will we let innocent animals be tortured by harsh chemicals? Right now there are about 100 million animals around the world that are being tested on in a laboratory. Animal testing is a serious issue that needs to be stopped. Animals are having harsh chemicals from household products being tested on them, and it causes an enormous amount of pain and suffering to these poor animals. This pain needs to end, and only we can end it.