I know a lot of people don 't know how to farm nor do they want to. But a lot of people forget on caring about where and how they got their produce as long as it is on the market for them to feed themselves or their families. What they don 't know is more and more these days the animals are living in horrible factories their whole lives. Which means they aren 't being treated wrong. They are neglected with the proper food and are being drugged with medications like steroids. They are abused physically, emotionally, and mentally not even knowing there is another side to life. Though they can 't tell you a picture is worth a thousand words. But natural farming is a free and peaceful way of giving to nature naturally when it gives back to you.
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Is the practice of traditional factory farming at the costs it entails to the environment and our only recourses really worth it? Is it even ethical for us humans to use up to 40% of the only energy there is in the world. If all our energy in the food we eat relates and flows back to the natural farm fields is it worth it to take the rich sun energy for ourselves and rob it from the land. Or is there a possibility for alternatives that benefit and balance all aspects of nutrition for all animals that live off energy. In the excerpt “The Oil we Eat” Richard Manning explains what is really at stake.
So God Made a Farmer Based on this advertisement, the farmer is someone who can do all of these things and still manage to take care of his or her family while catering the nation with food and livestock. Dodge uses this advertisement to confederate the “mighty farmer,” who people rely on, with their mighty Dodge Ram, which is reliable for heavy farming obligations (So God Made a Farmer, 2013). The advertisement uses certain photographs, some that actually feature a Dodge Ram truck being used on the farm, to depict the daily life of a farmer. These photographs give us the effect that the Dodge Ram is created to be strong enough to “clear trees and heave bails”, and still provide a gentle enough ride to transport animals (So God Made a Farmer, 2013).
Farm owners need to stop
Berry says, “Consumers that think they are distanced from agriculture because they can easily buy food, making them ignorant of cruel conditions it went through to get on the shelf”. That statement is to scare his audience because Berry says people are what they eat and tells how animals are abused in brutal as well as intolerable ways. His reasoning for this statement was because people are so use to just going into stores and picking up foods and have no idea where it’s from or how did it get there. This frustrates the farmer because to him everyone are just passive consumers. The industry is controlling the human’s minds and the industry have them blindsided to eating for just
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.
These new ways of farming are causing major destruction to both consumers and animals, and are also changing the food market. Agricultural industries are not telling anyone the truth about how the food is made. The different methods of farming in National Food corporations are creating health risks for consumers. E.coli is a contagious infection that the food industries can prevent and yet it is still harming consumers.
Did you know that in factory farms, the majority of chickens, turkeys, and ducks have their beaks removed to prevent cannibalism? What about that egg-laying hens are sometimes starved up to 14 days, exposed to different light patterns, and not given water to shock their bodies into molting? Many people live their lives not knowing of the cruelties that occur in a factory farm. Last year I had an older friend that worked at a factory farm specifically for pigs. One day when I was visiting him, I asked how he liked his job that he had recently gotten hired on to.
Michael Pollan’s alternative to Factory farming has given a huge insight into a better ethics on food. In “The Animals: Practicing Complexity” Michael Pollan writes about a polyface farm and how it works. The goal of a polyface farm is to emotionally, economically, and environmentally enhance agriculture. Everything on a polyface farm has the potential to be helpful to something else on the farm. Pollan states “The chicken feed not only feeds the broilers but, transformed into chicken crap, feeds the grass that feeds the cows that, as I was about to see, feeds the pigs and the laying hens” (Pollan 345).
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.
Animal rights and livestock farming Many of us, nowadays, eat and enjoy eating meat but many would agree that this is actually not an ethical action. Michael Pollan, in his persuasive style article “An Animal's Place" published in The New Work Times Magazine, on November 10, 2002 intends to persuade his audience that humans should respect animals and as long as they are treated well in farms and give them a more peaceful life and death it will be fine to eat them. According to Pollan, in today's huge industrial farms, cruel and unbearable things happen that are against animals rights. There is a high possibility that in the future these actions will stop as already some protest for animal rights have begun, because animals have feelings and farms take advantage of them thinking that they are mere machines, making them suffer. The solution to this conflict according to the author who supports friendly farms that respect and give a fun and secure life for animals.
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. ”(Page 97) In this case, George Orwell is using the phrase “more equal” to show how leaders twist words in order to manipulate the population. Animal Farm, by George Orwell, is a classic satire on the Russian Revolution. Satire is a way to use humor, irony, or over exaggeration to expose or criticize people’s ideas, especially in politics.
“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.
Agriculture is the modification of Earth’s surface through the cultivation of plants and animals through the cultivation of plants and animals to obtain economic gain. It was also a key development for the rise of the domestication of animals. Although, its origins cannot be documented for certainty because agriculture began before recorded history, scholars believe that it was started in Southwest Asia. Also, agriculture entails selective breeding of animals with combinations of inherited characteristics that benefits humans. Around the world, agriculture’s steps are the same, but the type of animals that were raised or cultivated differently.