Industrial farm owners no longer care about the welfare of animals, rather choosing to focus only on how fast and how many are being produced. For example, 8.5 billion chickens are killed every year for their meat, and another 300 million are used in egg production. Many of these chickens suffer from severe physical disabilities due to genetic manipulation and are strategically bred to lay eggs in high volume or to have the “maximum” amount of breast meat. Chickens are also forced into small, indoor spaces by the thousands where they’re deprived of light and fresh air. Many of them are debeaked to prevent them from attacking each other out of fear and panic.
coli, mad cow disease and salmonella. Most factories do not care about the quality of meat they produce and that’s why many people around the world are infected by E. coli, and this disease comes from a polluted meat and can cause acute kidney failure. Every year thousands of people die in the US from E. coli which made the scientist do a research and in the article “Modern diseases on the rise of factory farming) it’s mentioned that “the scientist tested over one thousand meats from different factories and they were shocked that 60 percent of this meat is polluted and can cause E. coli” (Geer,2014). The second disease is the mad cow disease and both humans and cows are infected by this disease. 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.
Statistics show that “In the United States, more than 8.54 billion chickens are slaughtered every year. The annual total for fish is 6 billion; for pigs, 100 million; and for cattle, the figure is 42 million” (Taylor 31). In addition to the startling amount of animals that are killed every year, “Only female chicks can lay eggs and have the body type to be used for meat. With no market demand for male chicks, they are usually killed by grinding, gassing, crushing, or suffocation” (Taylor 34). This is hardly the strongest evidence that meat processing and handling is an extremely flawed system.
“ Let us face it: our lives are miserable, laborious, and short. We are born, we are given just so much food as will keep the breath in our bodies, and those of us who are capable of it are forced to work to the last atom of our strength;” later the old pig adds, “and the very instant that our usefulness has come to an end we are slaughtered with hideous cruelty. No animal in England knows the meaning of happiness or leisure after he is a year old”(7). Thus, displaying the belief of Old Major and the animals of how all beasts are forced to work to their very death as soon as they are born and are rewarded with even more work and pain. Although the animals are frustrated by the amount of labor they go through on a daily basis, it is the trivial compensation they earn that takes the dark fantasies of seizing complete control into realities of war and revolt.
The documentary filmmakers interviewed several farmers who raise chickens for Tyson Food. Interestingly, most of the farmers were directed by Tyson to deny any footage of the barns containing the chickens. One farmer did not uphold Tyson’s request and allowed the filmmakers to film the living conditions of the chickens. After seeing the conditions that these animals are raised in, it is understandable why Tyson did not want any footage to be released. The barns contained thousands of chickens crammed together in dirty, contaminated barns.
Many exotic pets die within the first two weeks of being acquired, because of lack of knowledge and proper care, or because they came from breeders who produce massive amounts of animals with minimal care, just wanting to get a sale. Another advantage is for society. Good pet owners can provide knowledge to others about these animals such as pet spiders; beyond this people having exotics and caring for them properly, leads to more tolerance of differences on all levels. If you own a dog and care for it properly and I own a llama and care for it properly and we understand this about each other then we have found common ground. Important Considerations before Getting an Exotic Pet Before you get ANY pet, Exotic or otherwise.
In my opinion as well as Yolanda Guse, a local reporter, think that McDonald’s is only delaying their move to stop using battery cages, and this is just to make more money as they don't have to care for the chickens as much as they would need to if they were free range chickens. The battery cage chickens that escape are left to walk around on the ground covered in other chickens waste, and breath in the harmful gasses that are related from the waste that often cause respiratory diseases that 80% of the time leads to death . these chickens have no chance to live in these conditions but some manage to survive the torture just to encounter even more
This fact shows that even though the drugs have been developed and tested successfully on animals, they are not 100 percent safe. So the argument for animal tests dissolves. Furthermore, apparently the USA wastes more than 16 billion US dollars annually on animal testing. 16 billion dollars! If they invested this money on other projects such as welfare, this would save a lot of people without torturing
Pigs, people know them as a mammal that is always rolling around in mud and being lazy. But what some people do not know is that a lot of female pigs suffer in gestation crates for their whole lives inside factory farms. Gestation crates are very tight crates that are used for female pigs to be impregnated in. In America, gestation crates should not be allowed to use in factory farming because the crates are too small, they spend too much time in the cages, and female pigs are forced to be impregnated in the crate. For those reasons, gestation crates should not be allowed to use in factory farming.
Millions more lose their lives from disease, starvation, moving vehicles and abuse. Animals are used by greedy breeders who breed them in cramped conditions until their bodies give out. So much of this is caused by overpopulation due to irresponsible pet owners who allow their pets to run free and do not spay or neuter them. Overpopulation is such a big problem and nobody has the time or the resources anymore to handle all of it at once. If people simply spayed and neutered their pets, this could be very preventable Some people think that spaying and neutering isn’t “natural”.