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    Showing livestock has many benefits people don’t realize. Have you ever thought about them? What an individual can gain, learn, and/or experience? Many people often feel showing livestock falls under two categories. One, it is just a waste of thousands of dollars, or two, we get meat from livestock. However, to the people who show, it is so much more than that. Showing livestock is what shapes our youth. They learn a tremendous amount of life lessons as well as a lot about themselves. Once someone

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    According to Davies, there is no definite proof that an increase in bison equals an increase in the livestock infection rates. “No documented cases of wild bison spreading the disease to cattle exist thus far, but those whose livelihoods are directly affected are reluctant to take unnecessary risks. In addition, many ask why bison bulls are frequently killed

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    Essay On Angus Cattle

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    consumer. Angus beef, one of the oldest breeds of beef cattle, has a unique history and it is primarily bred and raised for its tender marbleized meat. The Angus cattle had an interesting way of originating. According to the website “Breeds of Livestock, ” the Angus cattle were originally called Aberdeen Angus. These cattle originally came from Northern Scotland which is often called the city of Angus, and were first found

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    “In fact, if a flank strap is drawn so tight as to be uncomfortable, the horses and bulls will likely cease to buck or not perform to the best of their ability. The best rodeo livestock are those with a natural inclination to buck for the purpose of unseating a rider. (as cited in PRCA, 2015)” Bucking horses are not wild, but they aren’t saddle-broken either. PRCA stock contractors have spent lots of time and money researching,

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    Environmental Ethics, livestock production generates 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, which is more than all transportation emissions (Ilea). Due to the amount of space that are needed to produce animal products for consumption, “70 percent of agricultural land, and 30 percent of the Earth’s land surface is directly or indirectly involved in livestock production” (Ilea). One way animal agriculture has a negative impact on the environment is the ways in which livestock is produced. Many farms

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    around them. The debate on protecting livestock or wolves has been an ongoing issue for a very long time. Why can’t they make an agreement and help each other out to reach what they are both fighting for? Wolves are widely known to be predators of livestock on farms and ranches, which then lead farmers and ranchers to step in and protect their livestock. Many farmers and ranchers end up shooting and killing the wolves before they can even do any harm to the livestock. Ranchers should be able to protect

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    Defending Beef Summary

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    The author of Defending Beef is Nicolette Hahn Niman, who is a writer, cattle rancher and former environmental lawyer. I believe she is a a credible source because of her expertise about the subject and first hand experience with raising grass-fed cattle as well as running a natural meat company. Together with her husband Bill Niman she founded BN Ranch, a natural meat company that offers grass-fed beef, lamb and turkey. She is also a writer whose essays have been published by well established newspapers

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    Veganism

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    It is estimated that over 41 million metric tonnes of CO2 is emitted in just the aforementioned two processes. Aside from this, land must be cleared for the rearing of both, the livestock and the cultivation of the crops necessary for it, which contributes another 2.4 billion tonnes of CO2 to the ever-growing carbon footprint of the meat industry. In the US alone, over 260 million acres of US forests have been razed to make more room

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    Meat Production Effects

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    of water quality worldwide. FAO (2009) mentions that the water quality is tainted through the release of nitrogen, phosphorous, pathogens and other substances which goes into water ways and groundwater mainly from manure production in intensive livestock. Accordingly, poor manure management results in the pollution of surface and ground water. Air quality is also impacted by meat production; meat production contributes to the level of ammonia, which is released from manure and urine, carbon monoxide

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    to other countries”(RSPCA 2015). However, Australia's live animal export trade has been damned because of animal cruelty issues. Livestock has to endure the cruel slaughter because of religious ritual. Although many people support live export trade, there is some evidence that this cruel industry should end. There is a widespread belief that export livestock contributed to the development of the Australian economy. In 2013, Australian cattle, sheep and goat exports were valued at $685

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    Topic: Introduction Attention-getter: From a old Latin story from America, this old farmer went out to check on his goats. Well, all of his goats had two puncture wounds in their necks with all the blood in the goats were sucked dry. Then a few sheep herders were coming up with all their sheep dead as well. Link: After all the goat herders and sheep herders were finding their goats blood dry and dead, they gave this killer a name. The name is “The Chupacabra”. Thesis: I am going to be talking

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    Temple Grandin Analysis

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    went to her aunt 's farm and loved the animals so she went to school and got a Professor in animal science at Colorado university. Temple Grandin influenced livestock industry on animal behavior and welfare through her literary works including, Animal Welfare in Slaughter Plants,livestock handling and transport and Behavioral Principles of Livestock Handling. Temple Grandin’s text Animal Welfare in Slaughter Plants impacted the welfare of animals in slaughter plants. To start the text talks about ways

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    The vicious cycle of meat and dairy production Livestock has been a part of human diet ever since the ancient times. But just since the end of the nineteenth century, the pollution caused by livestock has largely increased. Why did this happen, what is the cause of such a sudden and dramatic change? At the end of the nineteenth century livestock farming grows more rapidly because of the technological development and because of the growing demands. Consequently, with our technological

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    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. Animal cruelty is defined as, “human infliction

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    learn that animals always come first before fun. Both of my parents were raised in agriculture. My mother was born in Syracuse, Kansas. At the age of 3 her family permanently moved to Eureka so her father could help take care of her grandparent 's livestock as their health was declining. She was given responsibilities on the

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    Agriculture has been one of the biggest parts of society and the economy for thousands of years. In fact, it was what allowed the first modern civilizations to be formed. However, as we grow and expand as a race, our old habits can begin to show horrible side-effects. Our environment seems to be suffocating under the enormous pressure of holding not only humans, but our food sources up. Animal agriculture is creating devastating effects on the environment, and in order to combat these threats, we

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    Eating Meat Is Ethical

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    to live a life where they eat meat based on their reference. Although, ultimately people have the decision to choose if they want to include meat in their diets, consuming meat is ethical as long as one is aware of what they eat and where these livestock are coming from. Having awareness of what one eats is important, making one conscious on where it originates and being grateful for the hard work it took in order to produce it. According to “The Pleasures of

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    Maasai Culture Essay

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    cattle) are only occupied by a single family at a time. In traditional Maasai culture, the women make the Inkajijik’s (houses), they supply food and water, milk the cattle, cook and collect firewood. The men take care of security while the boys herd livestock, typically on the days they do not have school. The Massai have undergone major social transformation through the introduction of private ownership from the 60s to the 80s by the British and the government of Kenya. Before private ownership, land

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    In the 80s and 90s, many of the population changed to low-flow shower heads. And as that did save 2,500 gallons per year, giving up beef alone could double that, making it a whopping 5,000 gallons saved per year. Giving up meat would save many livestock from having to live in an abusive environment. In many feedlots, up to 100,000 animals are herded together, allowing them to walk and eat in their own urine and

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    Eric Schlosser agues in “Cheap Food Nation” that the food and livestock industry in the United States is in a state of disarray. He argues that people’s heath is largely effected by the way food is processed and grown. In the article Schlosser uses rhetorical appeals in his writing to express his beliefs. He uses rhetorical appeals to argue that “the driving force behind all these changes has been the desire to make food cheaper and produce it faster” (Schlosser 1).There are four appeals in total

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