Is the realization of torture, terrorizing and vivisection style mass slaughtering of billions of innocent animals a year for “your” food not enough to make you go vegan? Perhaps it will, when you realize that the killing you continue to support is going to kill you!
Animals are “someone” and not “something” that experience joy and pain. They have the moral right not be exploited and suffer at the hands of humans to be used for food, clothing or amusement.
Factory farming kills over 56 billion animals for human consumption every year. (1) These animals suffer severely at these factory farms on a daily basis.
Chickens have their beaks cut off with a guillotine by what is called debeaking without any anesthetic. These procedures are so painful they …show more content…
In food produced from animals you will find antibiotics, fecese, pus, blood, scabs, toxins and various pathogens that can cause Ecoli and Salmonella.
A factory farm is a large-scale industrial operation that houses thousands of animals raised for food and treats them with hormones and antibiotics to prevent disease and maximize their growth and food output. Hormones cause the animals to grow faster, produce more milk and more eggs, which leads to higher profits. Large numbers of animals living in intense confinement means that disease spreads like wildfire.
Animals also fight and suffer from cuts and abrasions from their cages, so all the animals are treated with antibiotics to minimize losses from infections and the spread of diseases. This means that the animals are over-medicated, which causes bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics. Both the antibiotics and the resistant bacteria in the meat reach the consumer. Animals are fed and sprayed with huge amounts of pesticides and antibiotics, which can remain in their bodies and are passed on to the people who eat them, creating serious health hazards in