This disease happens to cows when they are fed a dead Sheep mixed with straw, and human can get this disease if they eat a cow that used to have mad cow disease. the last disease is salmonella, which is one of the most dangerous disease that can infect both humans and animals and it’s caused by animal waste. According to Geer (2014) “over one million cases of salmonella deaths happened in the US alone.” Moreover, Millions of animals in factories around the world are treated cruelly and abused to death. Animals in factories are often trapped and stuffed in small and tiny cages without lights that stops them from lying down, sleeping or
Mr. Sinclair’s book provided more distressing news of the terrible practices in this industry taught to the workers so that more meat can be distributed for profit. “He wrote that workers would process dead, injured, and diseased animals after regular hours when no meat inspectors were around” (“Upton Sinclair’s”). Meatpacking industries provides more meat for their customers purely for profit. This causes the industry to be influenced to sell its meat, no matter the condition it is in. Packaged meat put in revolting conditions were brought to light, thanks to “The Jungle” and the customers of these businesses were
The topic of factory processed meats is a very controversial topic. Is eating meat wrong? No, I have never thought eating meat was wrong; I just now think that we need to be more informed on where the meat we are consuming is coming from. It is our responsibility to be aware of what companies are treating their animals in a morally correct way and which companies are not so that we are knowledgeable when we go shopping at the grocery
Chickens in these situations spend the clear majority of their lives confined in metal cages (Sorenson, 2010, p.42). “Barley able to move, they cannot exercise, and constant egg production drains calcium; osteoporosis is widespread” (Sorenson, 2010, p.42). Weakened, crowded, and overworked, hens are considered done egg production at the age of six weeks: after this, they are brutally killed through a variety of methods including bulldozing, electrocution and beating (Sorenson, 2010, p.44). Chickens raised for meat, called broiler chickens, are genetically modified to be unnaturally enormous in size, as well as having a dramatically shortened lifespan to about 7 weeks (Sorenson, 2010, p. 45). Another aspect of brutality towards chickens is males: since they do not produce eggs and are not used for meat, roosters are brutally killed largely via suffocation: “thrown into plastic bags and crushed or suffocated” (Mason & Finelli, 2014, p.107).
Nancy Cohen states that common food safety is overlooked in cooking shows. A lot of the issues she raises mainly involve hygienic practices not performed by the chefs in the shows. She states, “Bare-hand contact contributes to 35% of foodborne outbreaks from restaurants; thus, avoiding bare-hand contact, washing hands, and using gloves are critical steps in preventing foodborne illness” (Cohen). Washing hands is a huge concern to keep bacteria from infecting the food; however, in the show none of the chefs wash their hands before making the food. In the show, the chefs marinated the steaks with their bare-hands.
When people tried to kill the pests in the farmlands, they used the insecticide. Furthermore, insecticide would not only kill those pests but also kill the ones which would help farmers to dig and fertilize the farmlands. Due to the fact that the use of DDT caused the problem of all the animals in the surrounding, it led the consequence that the DDT could flow over the farmlands, which can indirectly kill those puppies, birds, or even fishes. As I joined a volunteering job during this summer to help those organic farmers, I heard them talking about the pesticide. They said that they did not use the pesticide in the crops they cultivated but the other farmland nearby used the DDT.
After he realized how cruel he had been to the animals. He became a vegetarian, he went a long time without eating meat. However, it didn’t last long, he went back to eating meat when he realized how delicious it was. Jonathan went back and forth between eating meat and being a
Animals are forced to live in crowded, dirty cages. The failure of the farmers to clean animal waste can transfer a lot of bacteria to the meat that they sell, and this can lead to a lot of health problems for the consumer. In order to avoid supporting cruel and unhealthy practices like these, many members of our society choose to become
Lungworms Lungworms are a parasite that infects your lungs and important blood vessels in your body. Cases of lungworms are seen in cattle. There's no explanation to how these animals get the disease, but there was a hot spot in southern New England that was common for cattle to catch lungworms. The only explanations are the moving of animals throughout the country and encounters with wildlife that is not urban.
However, animal activists shouldn’t be the only people concerned about this issue. Any carnivorous human taking part in the consumption of these slaughterhouse animals may want to know more about it as well. Animal activists, while presumably solely concerned with the comfort and well being of the animal, have provided a window into the world of slaughterhouses, and have, inadvertently or not, revealed a truth: The inhumane treatment and virtual torturous living environment of animals in slaughterhouses not only hurts the animal, but the humans who eat them as well. While the green fields and pretty red barns on the
Until people are ready to eliminate all forms of animal cruelty-- this includes animals that you would eat. Cows, chickens, ducks, turkeys, and goats. All of these animals are routinely subject to worse fates then those of research animals. Crammed in cages, given hormones to make certain body parts abnormally and painfully large, all before being slaughtered. This is a part of our culture and our society.
Food Inc., a documentary directed by Robert Kenner, shows you the real truth behind what Americans assume is healthy about their food. It comes to show how the food industry can be very inhumane. They treat the farmers awful, fill the animals with chemicals that makes them grow twice their size, and the workers work in poor conditions. Capitalism can be seen throughout this documentary taken to the extreme. Along with capitalism, abuse is also one of the key aspects shown throughout the film.
The Food Inc. addresses the corruptions of the food industry and how it affects the Agri-Business system, in more negative ways than positive. The need to product a cheaper product in a quick and efficient way- in attempts to make a large profit- trumped the basic health needs of society, which relates to the way factories worked in the Gilded Age. During the Gilded Age, the owners of the factories would put their product and/money before the treatment of the workers and this is seen in the film, but on a wider scale. Thus, it is valid to state that today’s Agri-Business system seems like a return to the ways of the Gilded Age. Based on the film, the new food era shares similar themes to the Gilded Age including the employment of immigrants,
“Today in the United States, by the simple acts of feeding ourselves, we are unwittingly participating in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings.” Jeremy Seifert certainly knows how to get viewers’ attention, as exemplified by the film blurb describing his 2013 documentary, GMO OMG. The frightening depiction of the food industry is one of many efforts to expose consumers of the twenty-first century to the powerful organizations that profit from national ignorance and lack of critical inquiry and involvement. Seifert effectively harnesses the elements of rhetoric throughout his phenomenal argument against remaining complacent about the food industry’s act of withholding of information about genetically modified organisms from