By definition, factory farming involves animals stored in cramped, hot, disease ridden cages, crates or other confined spaces to produce eggs or other foods for humans to consume. The definition of this debate is whether factory farming should be put to an end. I am supporting the fact that it should indeed be put to an end. Why? #1 point, cruelty Well, first of all, About 500 million land animals now in the Thailand are raised for dairy, meat and eggs each year and they all got killed in more than 400 slaughterhouses from the factory farming that are exist around the country.
That single cattle can jeopardize the entire food supply. Schlosser effectively communicates the fact that “fast food is bad for you” with tons of evidence ranging from news articles, factual events such as recalls, reports, and first person experiences. Most of the events lead back to Colorado Springs, Colorado due to all of the issues concerning fast food originates. Schlosser also takes experiences from labs, where scientists do various experiments to recreate the feel and taste of the food to satisfy the human from meats to fruits. This boasts the highest worst safety records in the world.
Throughout history, it is evident that just one individual has the power and ability to bring about change on a grand scale. Upton Sinclair and Susan B. Anthony are prime examples of people in American history who found a flaw in society and worked endlessly to invoke change. Sinclair sought change in the unsanitary meat packing industry, and Anthony sought women’s suffrage. Upton Sinclair brought about lasting change in the meatpacking industry of the United States with his book, The Jungle. Upon his visit to Chicago to do research for a book that was meant to show the nation how the labor of men and women are exploited for profit, Sinclair stumbled on the disgusting conditions in meatpacking factories.
Upton Sinclair hoped to address how humans were being forced to work and live like animals. He addressed this problem by writing The Jungle on how immigrant workers in the meat industry are treated. For example, in the book The Jungle its states,”There was no place for the men to wash their hands before they ate dinner, and so they made practice of washing them in the water that was to be ladled into the sausage.” This shows how the workers were poorly treated, it also states, “There would be meat tumbled out on the floor, in the dirt and sawdust, where the workers had tramped and spit uncounted billions of consumption germs.” This shows how workers were being treated like animals. Jacob Riis hoped to address how immigrants who lived and worked in NYC were poorly treated. He wrote a book How the Other Half Lives to aware Americans the extreme poverty
The success of progressivism owed much to publicity generated by the muckrakers. Muckraking novels like Upton Sinclair’s, The Jungle gave readers insight into the true nature of the meat packing industry (Goldfield 623). One of the many grisly descriptions Sinclair provides in his novel is of meat saws slicing through the fingers and hands of factory workers. Indeed, the assembly line stopped for no one, and it couldn't even if it wanted to. After reading The Jungle, many Americans were appalled by the lack of safety precautions and sanitary systems in factories.
According to Mayra Calvani in her journal in World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) mentioned that in Latin America and Europe, around 250,000 bulls die per year due to tortured and killed for entertainment purpose especially in bullfighting. (M.Calvani, 2008)². This shows that, keeping animals for entertainment purposes promotes animal abuse. Secondly, captivity also takes away animals’ freedom. Many of wild animals cannot cope with situation that they are taken from their natural habitats and placed in captivity.
Gabriela Adler Period 4 The Jungle Summary In The Jungle, Sinclair successfully describes the hardships and dangers of working in the meatpacking industry during the late nineteenth century. The reader follows the life of Jurgis, Ona, and their family as they struggle to make ends meet. Due to low wages, the Lithuanian family is in trouble of slipping into poverty. The poor conditions and mistreatment of the employees in the meatpacking district were finally revealed and made known to the public during the time of publication. Because everyone finally realized the atrocities of these businesses, the government actually takes action to pass laws in support for better working conditions.
Gangs in prison There are gangs in every prison and the guards have to keep a look out for them; recruiting new inmates “fresh meat” as the inmates call them. They victimise an inmate to join their gang. Gangs are viewed as a means of survival in a prison starved of any morals, and murder and violence is just normal routine. Many prisons are let off with being the worst prisons in the world due to the upkeep of the prison not through the violence decreasing. Venezuela’s prison La Sabeneta is one of the worst prisons due to that they have one guard to every 150 inmates.
They are born and only given enough food to keep them alive, the capable animals are worked to the bone, and once useless they are slaughtered with hideous cruelty. ‘’No animal in England knows the meaning of happiness or leisure after he is a year old.’’ Old Major wants this misery and slavery to stop and for the animals to live freely. As the land was not ‘poor’, it was fertile and the climate was good, they were capable of affording an abundance of food to support a large amount of animals. They could live in comfort but yet they continued in miserable conditions, with their produce being stolen by man. ‘’Remove man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished for ever.’’ He says that they could become rich and free overnight.
Why Eat Organic Meat Do you eat organic meat? If you answered no to this question, you are just like other millions of Americans who are oblivious to the fact that non-organic meat is not only bad for you, but is also bad for the environment. Non-organic meat also promotes animal cruelty in some cases. A few reasons why you should eat organic meat include the fact that producers add hormones and other chemicals to generic meat brands; today’s factory farms pollute our environment, and the abuse and ill treatment of animals is often an occurrence for some factory farmers. According to the nutrition labels in today’s generic meat brands such as Great Value, Oscar Meyer, and Hampshire Farms, preservatives and other chemicals such as sodium phosphates, sodium ascorbate, sodium nitrate and hormones are added.