Slap, whip, abuse. This is what comes to mind when people think of when it comes to livestock. This assumption is misleading and inaccurate because this is only showing the bad side to what actually goes on. The livestock industry is viewed as immoral and inhumane but in reality, we do so much more good than bad but the truth is being kept away. In the industry we care for the livestock, we provide for whatever they need, and simply, it’s a lifestyle.
Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals is a book about persuasion. Foer seeks to convince his readers to take any step in reducing what he believes is the injustice of harming animals. To achieve this, Foer employs many persuasion techniques and often changes his approach when he targets specific groups. His strategies include establishing himself as an ethical authority and appealing to his readers’ emotions, morals, and reason.
The article discusses how the culture views these animals as “machine,” fed and breed for human consumption. Factory farms serve a purpose of providing mass-production and consumption for the food industry (Leder, 2012). There is evidence of overcrowding and animal alterations that often led to stress and other abnormal behaviors.
Do animals need a “Bill of rights”? The Bill of Rights is a collective names for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, guaranteeing such rights as the freedoms of speech, assembly, and worship.guaranteeing such rights as the freedoms of speech, assembly, and worship. In my opinion, animals should not have a Bill of Rights.
The Animal Bill of Rights is a petition sponsored by the Animal Legal Defense Fund that protects animals from unnecessary suffering caused by humans. The Bill of Rights provides basic rights to laboratory animals, farm animals, companion animals and wildlife. It enumerates the right for animals to be free from cruel and unnecessary experiments. The bill proposes animals should be in an environment which satisfies their basic physical and psychological needs. By signing the Bill of Rights, we agree that animals, like all sentient beings, are entitled to basic legal rights in our society. I agree with the idea of creating a Bill of Rights for animals because humans share similar characteristics with animals, thus we have a moral obligation to
Animal Rights Organizations have been battling the use of animals in our cultures through the court systems. “In 2013 the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) filed petitions in 3 trial courts in the state of New York demanding that common law writs of habeas corpus be issued on behalf of four captive chimpanzees.” (Wise par. ) The petitions asked that the courts recognize that chimpanzees are legal persons who possess the fundamental legal right to bodily liberty. All three petitions were denied, they moved the cases to the New York state appellate courts. Two of the petitions were rejected on differing grounds. The third petition was thrown out for lack of the right to appeal.
In the articles “An Animal’s Place,” by Michael Pollan, and “The Omnivore 's Delusion: Against The Agri-intellectuals,” by Blake Hurst. The authors express their opinions about industrial farming, the ethics behind factory farming, and the processes used in the farming industry. While Pollan and Hurst’s opinions may differ, they share a common interest- to educate consumer on the origin and treatment of their food .In “An Animal’s Place,” Michael Pollan discusses many ethical issues that are faced within the industrial farming industry. First, Pollan implies that we are on the rise of an ‘animal liberation’ movement.
In one of his most controversial articles, Jeremy Rifkin sheds light on a unraveling case of animal exploitation in the food industry. It comes to no surprise that there would be an uproar of protests at slaughterhouses, farms and corporate offices, yet these large industry stay unaffected as the public has truth of what they are hiding. Groups like Animal Liberation Front, Animal Justice Project, and the Humane Society have all the same agenda; none are opposed to humans hunting for food in the wild, there problem is with animals thinking that they just live on this Earth to just be bred and slaughtered. No matter how many humans we overpopulate, we will always must always share this one and only Earth with these animals.
Valerie Wangnet's article introduces factory farming from the viewpoint of the livestock. She first tells an awful story of dairy cows bellowing all night long because their newborn calves had been removed for slaughter. This created an issue with nearby neighbors of the farm to which police released a statement claim that the cows were not in any distress. Wangnet chastises society for valuing the lives of some animals over that of others. She continues to compare the ways in which pets are treated compared to farm animals, and then lists the many cruelties that are inflicted upon farm animals.
As recent market trends show (8), customers are ready and willing to pay more for these demands. Pittman introduced this idea effectively, and I believe he argues well that reform is the best approach. However, I think he could have bolstered his argument by showing why it was in everyone’s best interest and offering the idea of certification programs (9) as an option as well. Overall, I fully agree that we need laws and enforcement preventing abuse of animals that have no control over the situation they were born into.
In the Constitution of the United States of America there are a set of rights for citizens called the bill of rights but should animals be able to have their own bill of rights? The Bill of Rights are rights given to citizens of the United states of America. Animal Bill of Rights are rights for animals who can not speak for themselves. Only some animals should be given some rights.
Should animals really have their own bill of rights? Are animals really that much of human like that they should have their own bill of rights? There is a slippery slope to those questions most people think twice on what they say because there are pros and cons to giving animals rights. Animals can not even speak to say what they want or what they do not want. Animal bill of rights is basically protection of cruelty and not treating animals wrong.
Many of us can have different opinions on what animal rights mean and what it is. We can have two sides on it, one is where we should stop the cruelty and stop many factories from brutalizing the animals they have, and another side where we could just don’t do anything and leave them be and accept the fact that we eat them. I know if someone can stop any industries it’s us because we have the mindset to do it and accomplish it, carpe diem. Lastly, we should have animal rights with some limitations and taking some things under
“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.