Pros Of Factory Farming

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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. He explained to me that he only cleaned the stalls of the pigs and refused to do anything the other workers were asked to do. When I asked him why, he told me of all the horrible things …show more content…

What are the alternatives? There are very few alternatives to factory farming; however, finding them would be beneficial to us. One of the hardest to accomplish would be altogether removing factory farms and returning them to family farms as it was before. This would be a much healthier and beneficial route to fix the problem. The next is In-Vitro meat which is cultured meat. In this case meat would be grown in cultures instead of in animals. So far the biggest success is a pig muscle cell that has been grown into a single, thin piece of bologna. If progress continues, though, we could potentially grow enough to feed the world. The problem is, no one wants to fund it for two reasons. First of all, they do not feel the need to make the switch to cultured meat. This is probably because they are not aware of the cruelties that occur in factory farming or the expense it costs to run them. Secondly, no one really enjoys the taste of fake meat. Attempts have been made to rush the progress of In-Vitro meat, the biggest being from PETA. “In the hope of speeding the process along, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has offered $1 million to the first scientist who can produce affordable chicken nuggets that can pass a blind taste-test (Scientists offered $1 million

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