What's Wrong With Factory Farming

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It’s a Saturday morning, the sun is rising from the East just beyond the open field and scratched pine trees. You look down and see a plate filled with steaming scrambled eggs and buttered toast. A common breakfast meal that’s simple and delicious, but have you ever wondered where your chicken products come from? Or even what’s in your chicken?
Each egg carton, or meat production someone purchases come from a different location and business. There are factors to be considered when purchasing such products, like is it labeled? Free range? Organic or caged-farmed chickens? Each manufacturer has different requirements and policies they have to follow for the product and welfare of the chickens. There are many pro’s and con’s to the treatment
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Regrettably, in a caged environment, chickens are more likely to suffer from poor bone strength due to lack of exercise, feather loss, increased levels of fear and stress, disease and causes leg disorders (Shields and Greger). These are effects we would never want to happen to our household pets, and we do everything we can to ensure their safety. So morally what happens to chickens is wrong, and Jonathan Anomaly points out three problems in his journal, What 's Wrong With Factory Farming? why caging is an issue, which are: “the spread of pathogenic viruses, the diffusion of antibiotic-resistant bacteria into our shared microbial environment and the immense cruelty suffered by animals in confined conditions.” It is true that agriculture has provided a constant resource of protein to individuals, but the way factories are going about it is unhealthy to the chickens and the people purchasing the product…show more content…
The problem with that is, “our increasing use (and misuse) of antibiotics fuels the evolution and dispersion of antibiotic-resistant bacteria” stated by Jonathan Anomaly. This isn’t an unknown fact, public health experts have been warning factories about the dangers of using large quantities of antibiotics, especially the misuse of it, for many years, and how it creates an ideal environment for bacteria to evolve and spread resistance to antibiotics. Antibiotic resistant bacteria does not stop at livestock; it can spread to human hosts in a variety of ways. Employees on the farm factories can get it from the animals and pass it onto other people, some bacteria can survive in meat even after being cooked and effect those who eat it, also animal waste is used to fertilize crops which can contain bacteria and now can affect those who work with crops or consume them, and finally bacteria can transfer to other animals and streams around the factory (Anomaly). This is an issue that should be prevented from the beginning, instead they don’t take a step towards better treatment. These farmers spiral towards cruelty and poor environment for their flocks, a group of

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