Raising Of Production Animals In The Village Of West Lafayette

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Are agricultural practices a large part of any small, rural community? These practices are an extremely important part of any community, especially a small rural community where most people live on a farm and the other part of the population live in the small village. Since these acts are such an important part of the day to day lives of everyone why should the people can participate in these acts be limited? These acts should not be limited in who can participate in them. Growing and raising food can have many benefits. These benefits should not be taken away from the people who live in the Village of West Lafayette. Accommodations should be made for citizens of the community who live in the village and are unable to perform these practices …show more content…

The consumer will be aware of what if any medications are given, how often the animal may be dewormed or treated for specific diseases, and if the animal has any past medical history and what may have been used to treat the condition. Large farm production animals like cattle for example should not be allowed to be kept in the Village of West Lafayette. The animals would not have enough room to thrive and enjoy themselves as they would in a large field and with more space. Genetically modified products are what most consumers will purchase in a store in the United States “In the United States, sales of non-GM products are generally limited to relatively small niche markets” (Lusk, Roosen, and Fox 2003). The meat that is purchased in grocery stores more than likely comes from a genetically modified organism. These organisms are fed grains that may contain genetically modified corn or other plant matter the animals eat. The use of genetically modified products did seem to concern the United states until around 2001 (Lusk et al., 2003). Although people may seem concerned with the consumption of GM products many are willing to do little about it. People who live in a small rural town may want to participate in this change, and in turn feed themselves healthier non-GM products. These people may have the desire to raise their own crops or raise a …show more content…

Responsibility is an important act for all children to know and understand. Having a garden they can help care for or animals they can help take care of can be very rewarding to them when the end result they have longed for is finally met. Caring for products like this teaches children what goes into the food they consume and each step in the process along the way. Szecsi, Barbero, Campo, and Toledo (2012) state that “if children are taught to be nice to and respect animals, they are more likely to treat people with respect and kindness as well” (p. 125). This shows that children caring for animals will also benefit them in their development further down the road with their attitudes towards people and with their everyday lives. Some children in this nation have never seen a cow in person, they have only seen one in pictures or on television. If a child has the opportunity to be able to observe the different kinds of animals that they consume as food to live they should be able to. Children should have the opportunity to understand and learn what is put into the food they consume and how long the process is if they have resources available to them to do this. Teaching responsibility to children through the products they consume and come in contact with every day is a great to teach them two different things as once. There are few reasons these animals would be a bad idea to

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