Rodeo: The Pros and the Amateurs “If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch,” (qtd. In Wisdom Quotes) America is full of diversity and people with different opinions and thoughts. With such a “melting pot” of people, some were bound to be leaders and some were bound to be followers. Just because someone is a leader, does not mean they are a leader for the right thing. Founding members of Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are groups of people that do not understand the origin of rodeo and its sensitivity to animal welfare issues.
1. After watching the documentary I believe that animals do deserve to have a certain quality of life, because imagine if you were a cow standing in a foot of feces all day long and eating in the same place. I’m pretty sure that you would feel disgusted. Unfortunately, cows can’t talk and express themselves so they have no clue of what’s going on. I certainly do believe that cows should be treated for real food and not focused on overproducing and fixated on money.
Factory Farming: The New Evil to Animals, Human Health and the Environment Morgan Piela Mr. Fanning Day2 Period 4 November 15, 2010 Most of the American public today still thinks of farming in the romantic way, with family owned farms where hardworking people wake up early, plow fields, care for animals and pastures and scrape by with a difficult but honorable livelihood. The exact opposite is occurring on the majority of the farms that exist on American soil. . In recent years, the evils of factory farming have been released to the public, leading many people to realize the effects it has on the animals, the body, and the environment. The treatment of animals on these farms may be the most publicized information about factory farming.
Horse slaughter is a necessary evil, but the ways in which it is carried out are appalling. These inhumane practices must be put to a stop in order for slaughter to remain legal. If you were to go to a meat auction, you would see tiny pens crammed with horses. Some are healthy, though most are extremely malnourished. The sight of all 105 of an animal’s bones poking through its skin is disturbing.
We can not depend on the results of animal testing. Because animals and humans are different, the results of the animal tests might not apply to us. Just because one species reacts to a given drug or chemical in a particular way doesn't necessarily mean another species will respond the same way. Furthermore, animals kept in unnatural conditions, or animals in pain or distress, are not going to give consistent or accurate results anyway. One scholar mentions, “It is a flawed practice that has resulted in the needless suffering and deaths of millions of animals" (Festing 1).
The states need to come up with strict laws that will cut numbers of animal abuse. The animals in the factories are getting treated terribly. “They call their revolution (animal rights), but the changes PETA has won for farmed animals, while numerous, are not victories for animal rights so much as for animal welfare: fewer animals per cage, better-regulated slaughter, less-cramped transport, and the like”(Unknown author). PETA stands up for animal welfare and want to raise awareness so they can pass new laws on how the animals are treated inside
Essay #3: The Rhetoric of Vegetarianism Over years, people have found new technologies in processing foods. They invented machines that are able to produce meats from living animals in savage and sadistic ways. These people do whatever it takes to get the maximum benefit for their business without caring that these animals can actually suffer and feel the pain. To think even further, not only this act of animal abuse leads to a violation of nature law, but we also can see the negative effects by eating animals. Meats are one of the main causes of deathly diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, and others.
Personally, I find it sad the way they are treated now and the slaughtering of so many of them unethical and disturbing. The connection between them and capitalism may be slightly exaggerated. I sort of see where the author was going but ultimately I feel like it went completely against their beliefs and way of life. They did not place a money value on things; they traded, lived off the land, built their own tools, caught their own food and had a sense of connection between all the elements of Earth. They respected the land, used in moderation and prioritized the whole tribe over themselves.
It is clear from the very start that the movie, Food Inc. is a criticism and argument on todays food processing industry, and evident that it is a negative one at that. The movie’s objective is to uncover the curtain that is blinds all of the human race from the process by which the food we eat is grown and slaughtered. While the final product is what we have been accustomed to, the average person knows next to nothing when it comes to how the food was made. Food Inc. goes into great detail using not only the farmers and various people, but more more apparent the pathos used trough the vivid pictures and sounds of the slaughterhouses and various animals who were treated more like a product than a living creature. With the simple fact that food is a necessity to sustain life, clearly this movie applies to all humans, however, the pictures and words that are used appear to be targeted towards a slightly more mature audience.
Drugging animals is too costly. The reason why meat is cheap as it is now is because they don’t pay for drugs to give animals painless deaths, but instead the animals are forced dealing with massive pain to keep the consumers happy. Just like how, “Hutu started killing with guns and grenades. But because they were so expensive, they later turned into machetes, clubs and hands for killing”, leaving anyone a brutal, slow and painful death. This is what animals go through, all day every