The animals grow so big they can’t hold their weight, the females have to get pregnant so the farmers can make more money for the animals, they get locked up in cages and do not have fresh air or sunlight. This is how it is for most to all of the animals. Factory farming is inhumane to any animal. This essay will address what factory farms do to the animals and what they do with all of the manure. My claim is factory farming is inhumane to any animals that are being farmed.
What is described appeals to the readers emotions, especially when they realize they will eventually eat this meat. This helps convey the tone of disapproval because it is so gross. Furthermore, the author appeals to pathos when discussing workplace safety in slaughterhouses. He stated, “Meatpacking is now the most dangerous job in the United States. The injury rate in a slaughterhouse is about three times higher than the rate in a typical American factory.” The author uses pathos by shocking the reader with a unfathomable statistic on injuries in the workplace.
2017.) Factory Farms are awful for people and the animals because the animals suffer, they’re treated with antibiotics, and factory farming affects the environment. Animals suffer because of the living conditions they are in. The animal is treated with antibiotics, which is not good for them. The environment is being polluted because of all the manure.
This is in more than one way that they are harming they cause air pollution: “ the fossil fuels used in energy, transportation, and synthetic pesticides/fertilizers emits 90 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year. On a lesser note, factory farming also releases harmful compounds like hydrogen sulfide and ammonia that can cause immediate negative health effects in humans”(5 Ways Factory Farming is Killing the Environment by Kate last name N/A). If the factory farming keeps going and keeps damaging our environment it could cause some really big issues because it will cause more depletion of the ozone layer. Another way that the factory farms are causing harm to our environment is by water pollution: “Industrial agriculture sucks up 70 percent of the world’s fresh water supplies. To follow up that staggering number, the EPA estimates that 75 percent of all water-quality problems in America’s rivers and streams.
The dangers of Factory Farming in America Traditionally farm cows and chickens roam around the wild free to eat whatever they wanted and have unlimited space. But now in the need for more food for the fastly increasing population. Factory farms have taken over the lives and wellbeing of these animals. Now “Broiler Chickens” and farm cows are confined to little spaces and are being fed food that doesn't fit their diet. The way broiler chickens and farm cows are raised is cruel, unhealthy for the animals, and unhealthy for human consumption.
Upton Sinclair wrote a book from the early 1900’s called The Jungle. The book is centered around a family who immigrated to America. The family goes through a lot of hardships and troubles during the industrialization era. Life back then was hard for the average person. Most people did not have much money to buy food and necessities, and many lived in rural areas, mostly immigrants.
Most American horses going to slaughter arrive at the slaughterhouse via livestock auctions where they are purchased by kill buyers working for the slaughter plants. After a horse is bought by a kill buyer, they are shipped to a slaughterhouse in Mexico or Canada. Currently, there are no horse slaughterhouses in the U.S., but the cruel and predatory industry continues to court states. Workers cram as many horses as possible into trucks. According to Valerie Pringle, Equine Protection Specialist for The Humane Society of the United States (n.d) “They mix stallions in with pregnant mares, foals, and older horses, often leading to fights and injuries.” At the slaughterhouse, a horse is killed in a way that is easiest and quickest for the slaughterhouse worker, but most agonizing for the horse.
In early 1900, specifically, 1906, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair was written. This novel told the story of a Lithuanian immigrant who worked in a filthy Chicago meatpacking plant. It exposed the meatpacking industry by stating their vile practices not only towards their meat but their workers as well. This was a result of the combination of many immigrants in the United States to pursue a better life, and the fact that many big industries were looking for ways to maximize their profit. The Jungle exposed the way workers were treated in the meatpacking industry.
People of America were utterly disgusted by the uncleanliness of the production of the food they ate. “I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach” (“Muckrakers” 121). America felt betrayed and were confused by the lack of empathy or care given by major meatpacking companies. Public outcry over the contamination of their food was not fully supported by the person that incited it because he intended for the attention to go towards the terrible conditions that the workers in production industries go through. Their customers sought to seek regulation of the meatpacking industry due to the contamination of their food.
He shares the horrible conditions of the animals in the factories: including the tight enclosures where animals break their bones trying to move and the antibiotics given to the animals to keep them alive in the brutal factories where they would usually parish fairly quick(Scully