What they’re farming are not animals, but are farming grass. Food is more nutritious in its fresh and whole form, but most supermarkets sell food that is processed. You get what you pay for, cheap food has a negative effect on your health. They want to change the way the food industry works and give the opportunity to provide everyone fresh food and not only for those who can afford it. They are
The factories are very dangerous places to work and most workers, hired specifically by the companies are undocumented citizens. These people feel that because they don’t have the proper papers for work, they don’t have proper rights, so they complain less about unsatisfactory working conditions. By supporting these huge companies we are not only harming the animals rights but we are allowing these companies to treat their employees with the same lack of respect as they have for the animals. I would now like to go on and explore an alternative meat processing industry, the organic one. People nowadays know that eating organic is usually better, not only does it taste better, but it is more beneficial for the environment, our health, and ethically.
There was very little ventilation, almost no windows to let light in, only two big fans to ventilate the house, and the chickens could barely move due to the lack of available space because so many where crammed in there. I will never forget the farmer telling the camera that is not unusual for the chicken to not be able to walk more than a couple of feet, because their muscles cannot support the weight of their upper bodies due to the fact that they have growth hormones in their feed so they would develop faster. Unfortunately with the costs of having and operating a farm, farmers like the one interviewed and many others, no matter how much they disagree with the methods they cannot stop receiving financial support from the big name companies like Tyson in order to survive and make a
Summary 2 Intensive animal farming has been the center of many questions from the general public, politicians and scientists. One of the main questions that arise is how animals are managed and handled during their life-cycle in small cages that barely fit them. Humans would not be able to suffer the many atrocities that these poor animals are having during their life cycle in a cage – tail docking for pigs and beak trimming for chickens are very painful and sometimes animals do not receive medicine to help and calm them. But many scientists argue that the definition of “well-being” is difficult to define because it depends on the animal cognition, motivation, perception and emotional states. There are solutions to better “well-being” of animals such as finding an alternative system to intensive animal farming; genetic changes the behavioral or physiological nature of the animal and therapeutic help such as tail docking or beak trimming.
This act towards animals, have two sides. Many believe it to be inhumane and many believe it to be humane. The facts are endless and the arguments are ongoing, is factory farming cruel to animals or is our government allowing factory farming just to make a profit? The term factory farming is used in various government agencies. It is also known as industrial agriculture as well and factory farming (intensive livestock production).
It is simple really they can open their own chicken coop. By doing this they will be able to keep their cost of poultry down and ultimately make more profit. Another benefit to Chick-fil-A opening their own chicken coop is that they would be better able to control the avian flu. The avian flu is spread through contaminated water and dirty living conditions. By keeping the chickens living conditions in immaculate condition they can better control this disease.
Some animals are pulled out of their habitat and are used as research; yet some humans think they do not deserve any rights because they are animals. Throughout this paper I will portray examples of possibilities that can be used to change the life of an animal in the food industry, as a pet in homes and as research in laboratories; we need to help them have a better life even if we are going to use them as food, a companion and even as a science experiment, they have the right to enjoy life even if it’s for a moment. Factory farms today, thousands of animals are crammed into filthy, windowless sheds and confined to wire cages, gestation crates, barren dirt lots, and other cruel confinement systems. The factory farming industry strives to maximize output while minimizing costs of course at the animals' expense. The giant corporations that run most factory farms have found that they can make more money by cramming animals into tiny spaces, even though many of the animals get sick and some die.
While traditional farming choose to grow organic produce and struggle to keep their businesses alive. In Jeffrey M. Smith book, Genetic Roulette the intro talks about the experements they had with animals and the GMO foods. Many of the animals organs were becoming defecting or mutated over time. After looking at the results, animals that consume the modifications continusly it can lead to serious health risks. In addition the animal’s lifespan was shortened and their offspring a lower chance of survival.
We rarely think completely about where the food we eat comes from and how is it produced. "Food, Inc.", a frank and sometimes grisly expose of the profit-driven food profession in the United States, is sure to shake up our views of what we eat. Factory system was conveyed to the back of the kitchen, after which food began to be formed on assembly lines. From the film, we can see that health and safety are frequently ignored by those companies, and are often overlooked by government in an struggle to provide cheap food heedlessly of these bad penalties. According to data, 70% of antibiotics are used on farm animals.
Genetically Engineered Foods Food is the esscence of life and without it, life would fail to exist; however, the wrong nature of food can lead to the same fatal outcome. Foods that are genetically engineered are based on the premise that foods are made better for humans in many different ways (Eschholz and Rosa 537). Using the latest technology, scientists are able to create crops that are more productive to feed the ever growing population or by introducing new traits into already existing foods to make them overall better; it is easy to see why many people would think that this new technology is just another improvement in everyday lives. When modifying the food, scientists take a gene from one species and insert it into a new species to enhance desired traits such as resistance to herbicides or to provide more nutritional results. This way of improving foods has been taking place traditionally by just crossing two plants together and hoping that the new traits are taken without any negative ones (543).