Research done on animals has caused medical leaps in discovering information about medicine, biology, and psychology. Testing on animals can inform people on the effects of environmental dangers such as pollution or radiation. The animals that are tested on usually have similar inner anatomy as humans but are different in some aspects, which can vary the results of testing. This makes the results useless and the animal then dies for nothing(animal rights). Many people may think the food they eat are killed humanely. For some animals this is the case, but not all meat distributers follow the rules of the Department of Agriculture. More importantly, birds do not apply to the law that states animals must not be able to feel pain when being killed. They can be paralyzed and drowned while still conscious(Cruel Slaughterhouse
Today we read an article about factory farming of CAFOs. This is where we get most of the meat we eat. Like cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys etc. I’m going to show you what happens in order for you to get your steak dinner, or your tasty bacon in the morning.
“Food Inc.” is a documentary which uncovered the truth about food industries in America. Contrary to the images they are showing to the public, animals like cows and chickens are no longer raised on the field but in unsanitary and infectious houses. Cows are forced to eat corns instead of grass, which caused them E. coli, and instead of abandoning this new technology companies just use more chemicals to erase virus out of meat. Farmers and workers are forced to work underpaid and not allowed to talk about the companies’ policies. Slaughterhouses are getting bigger and bigger, thus it is easier for virus and bacteria to pass from one animal to the other through the hand of the workers. FDA and other government agencies do not address the issues because many of the heads of these agencies and other Congress members have ties with food companies. Therefore, the government subsidies unhealthy food while leaves vegetable’s price go off the roof, making it impossible for poor families to eat healthily. Moreover, it is illegal in some states to criticize food corporations, as Oprah Winfrey was sued for criticizing
There are many varying opinions on the use of farrowing crates in the practice of raising swine. A farrowing crate is a penning system, which has an area for the sow and an area for her piglets. While the use of these crates can be controversial, I believe they are necessary for the safety of piglets. These crates are to reduce the number of deaths in piglets caused by crushing. A sow is much heavier than her tiny piglets, and many times by mistake she will crush her young. Even with the use of these crates 52% of piglet deaths are still caused by crushing. The opposing side typically argues about how sows are treated as “machines” who are bred litter after litter and that these crates are torture for them. Many don’t realize that without the
Hamburgers are some of the most, if not the most, American food that a person could get their taste buds on. Although hamburgers remain popular, the meat in such foods have their share of controversies since the labels, “organic” and “conventional,” were placed upon them. The harsh reality is that conventional farming methods of meat is gruesome and somewhat macabre; the animals are packed into a high density farms where they are constantly being pressured into confined spaces that are grossly unsanitary. For this reason, organic farming is becoming popular with their humane practices of raising farm animals. In effect, this raises the question: is the abuse in the industrialized, now called conventional, meat industry worth the final product?
The Great Outdoors. A place where one can get many of life’s necessities. Some of life’s necessities are provided through hunting and fishing of different types, such as fly fishing and deer or bear hunting. That does not seem inhumane. Well, some think it is and these actions do not sit well with them. Some may choose to go to a grocery store and pay for the things that are processed, rather than going and getting the freshest, free version of the same thing, in their own backyard. In cases like these, those who choose this method are not keeping any animals alive by doing so. They have to be killed first to get to the grocery store anyways. Even with that being said, many would see killing an animal to use as food as the cruelest thing a
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.
For example, Miyun Park, the vice president for farm animal welfare at the Humane Society, explains, “Today, economic growth and development around the world are leading to a rise in the demand for animal products. According to the World Bank, increased global demand caused total meat production in the developing world to almost triple between 1980 and 2002- from 45 million to 134 million tons” (Park). With only an abrupt time to adapt to the demand, farmers don’t have time to improve their farms. Also, they need more animals to slaughter. So, the farms are usually overcrowded and unsanitary because the farmers are not thinking about what's best for the animals; they only think about the production speed and if they are slaughtering enough animals to pacify the demand. Also, in the article, "The Globalization of Animal Welfare”, it explains that, “the average person in an industrialized country still consumes far more animal products each year: 181 pounds of meat, 459 pounds of dairy, and 29 pounds of eggs, as compared with 68 pounds of meat, 110 pounds of dairy, and 18 pounds of eggs for each person in the developing world” (Park). An abundance of animals have to be slaughtered because people are “dependent” on meat. Farmers are not doing there job to their full potential. Farmers only care about quantity, if they are producing enough, rather than quality, if the
Almost always, the successful use of propaganda can be led to the manipulation of weaker subjects, of which empowers whoever utilizes it. The use of these persuasive techniques allows Squealer to change the ways of Animal Farm. The mood set by Squealer is very mischievous as he brainwashes his peers during his charming speeches. Squealer modifies his techniques to the point that best suits his audience. The excellent utilization of persuasive techniques in propaganda, as depicted in Animal Farm by George Orwell, only empowers to whoever uses it.
Imagine walking through a building that is crammed from wall to wall with thousands of chickens, making so much noise because of how little room they have to move around. “Corpses that have been in the cages for so long that their bodies have become mummified” (Humane Society of the United States). Walking on a floor that is caked with so many flies. Seeing the unsanitary location where the food you serve your family is coming from. You have just walked through a factory farm.
“Males who are not selected for breeding are castrated and called “steers”. To castrate the males, a knife is used to cut the scrotum and the testicles are removed. In the process, the “steer” loses a significant amount of blood. The pain is excruciating, considering that the tissues contain numerous nerves and blood vessels, and anesthetics are considered an unnecessary expense.” Breeding is supposed to be a natural occurrence but now, breeders can take one bull (male) and impregnate thousands of other cows. “Cattle” spend the first 6-8 months of their lives grazing. While this grazing period does satisfy some instinctual needs, “cattle” face many hazards in unnatural confinement. Restricted within a particular area, the “cattle” often have no refuge from extreme weather. Many die as a result of intense heat, hypothermia and seasonal floods. In 2009, approximately 91,000 “cattle” in North Dakota died due to flooding and extreme winter weather.”(MSPCK) The breeders and farmers are trying to put lots of cows in a little space. cows need room to rome and graze. the food that farmers are feeding the animals now a days are corn. cow naturally eat grass and corn isn’t even in there region, corn is hard on a cow's digestive system. At feedlots, cattle are crowded by the thousands into dusty, manure-laden holding pens. The air is thick with harmful bacteria subjecting the cattle to
Worldwide the number of beef cattle being slaughtered who were contaminated with strains of E. Coli ranged from 2.1 to 70.1% (Clark). Diseases that can infect humans have been manifesting within the beef cattle industry for decade resulting in thousands of deaths for humans. Two of more common infections include E. Coli and Mad Cow Disease both of which are consequences of how cattle are raised and treatment in factory farms. Because of the lack of procedures being followed and standards being upheld, meat becomes contaminated, and humans consume the meat which leads to many deaths with the food industry to blame.
Have you ever wondered how much atrocious animal treatments are occurring around the world? The average number of animal abuse cases reported in the media each year is 1,920 according to a study conducted this year by Statistic Brain Research Institute. Moreover, a lot of animals struggle around the globe because they are often beaten, neglected and hunted, which forces them to fight for survival. Helpless animals continue to be exploited by humans and are still constantly being robbed of their lives. Thus, animal cruelty is the killing, exploiting and neglecting the needs of animals that are causing extinction and nonessential suffering.
Imagine a day in the life of a common farm animal. Far from the peaceful grazing life one would envision, the livestock of today endure horrific conditions - from suffering painful diseases to being separated from their mothers at too young of an age. Not only are these conditions harmful to the animals, the food produced by them is unnecessary to humanity’s well-being and can even be damaging to society’s overall health. Since the definition of ethics is having well-founded standards of right and wrong, this process of producing meat for our consumption is unethical.
At one point in your life, have you ever thought to yourself how was the meat on your plate produced, and why is it so cheap? Billions of farm animals are consumed every year in the U.S. at cheap costs and endure in conditions that buyers wouldn’t acknowledge. A large portion of our meats originate from meat industries that produce, abuse, and process meat for the public from farms that abuse animals unless the animal was raised organically. The meats that are produced are a necessity for a us omnivores because we eat meat on a daily basis as a source for protein and fat, unless you are vegetarian, or vegan. Now since it’s a necessity for us living beings, is cruelty in animal agriculture worth the outcome for better for our economy? Looking through an economical viewpoint, animal abuse in the meat production is beneficial for consumers that buy meats from the market, farmers that produce the meat due to job creations, and trading with other countries. Without abusing farm animals in the process of producing meats, the economy for the meat production will be slowed down due to the delay of organically raising farm animals such as pigs, cows, chicken, etc...