Factory Farming Disadvantages Essay

1984 Words Dec 25th, 2012 8 Pages
Morgan Seger
English 11R
3 May 2012
To Meat, Or Not To Meat – That Is The Question Eating, raising and domesticating livestock for survival has been taking place since the very beginning of human existence. Since history began, nomadic settlers began grazing sheep, goats and other native species in order to live off of their resources. Currently in the twenty first century, the idea of using animals for the benefit of living has been taken to another level; this is called factory farming. Factory farming began in the 1920s soon after vitamins A and D were discovered; when these vitamins are added to feed, animals no longer required exercise and sunlight for growth. This allowed large numbers of animals to be raised indoors
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We as living beings do not have another Earth to live on and neither do all of the animals being affected by human interference with nature. The amount of intrusion the people in this world has managed to follow through with is sickening and has done nothing beneficial for anyone or anything but themselves. It is a selfish way to act without any consideration for the other living, breathing organisms that have made a home of this earth as well. We started this snowball effect and it is now plummeting to a major and detrimental downfall for not only us, but for all living things and it is time that it is brought to a complete halt. Ending factory farming can seriously help benefit the survival of our home.
Lastly, factory farming has a very negative effect of an individual’s health. These farms are willing to diminish the quality and nutritional value of their products to maximize profit. It is noted that chickens are reservoirs for many food borne pathogens including Campylobacter and Salmonella. It has been calculated that 20% of broiler chickens in the U.S. are contaminated with Salmonella and 80% are contaminated with Campylobacter in the processing plant. Campylobacter is the most common known cause of bacterial food borne illness in the U.S. (Fluoroquinolone 3). These percentages are outrageous and are caused by the unsanitary condition the animals are kept in as well as

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