Factory Farming Research Paper

1211 Words 5 Pages
Factory farming is a system of rearing livestock using intensive methods, by which poultry, pigs, or cattle are confined indoors under strictly controlled conditions. Factory farms control the U.S. food production. According to Safe.org.nz “Factory farming began around the nineteen sixties and nineteen seventies with the popularity of fast food” (paragraph 2). It created the ability for companies to buy larger quantities of meat for a lesser amount of money. Factory farming also affects the earth’s environment and contributes to global warming by creating fossil fuels, carbon emissions, water and air pollution. A way that people can stop a percentage of global warming is to reduce the animal cruelty that comes with the factory farming industry. …show more content…
According to Anne Lappè a best selling author and public speaker writes in the article The Climate at the end of the fork “livestock is eighteen percent of the world’s total global warming effect-more than the emissions produced by every plane, train, and steamer ship on the planet” (751). This is significant because animals produce carbon dioxide, which is a key element to global warming. Not only is carbon dioxide harmful to the environment; but when you add up all the other chemicals that come from factory farms, other problems develop. Water and air pollution are prime examples of these problems due to animal waste runoff, excessive uses of chemicals, and animal particulates. As stated in Nation in brief-Factory farms’ air pollution a problem “factory farm air pollution at some sites is now dirtier than America’s most polluted cities” (paragraph 1). Air pollution comes from the overuse of different chemicals and dry animal matter in a factory farm. According to Onegreenplanet.org “When factory farm waste decomposes, it releases airborne particulate matter along with harmful gases. These particulates can include dry manure, feathers, bits of feed, and animal dander” (paragraph 5). Water pollution from factory farms occur when animal manure seeps into the soil from when a rainstorms occur. According to Lappè article The Climate at the end of the fork “waste is stored …show more content…
According to realtruth.org “factory farming is cheap, efficiant, and provides employment” (paragraph 9). The reason why factory farmed meat is cheap is due to the advancement of technology because it allows factory farms to produce meat in large quantities fast. Many jobs are need for factory farming because as mentioned in apecsec.org-Factory Farming Pros and Cons “Factory farms are huge operations, that need a huge number of employees to ensure they run correctly” (paragraph 4). Also factory farming helps produce a boost for the economy according to nlactp.org-7 vitol pros and cons of factory farming “ number of secondary industries are supported as well. Drivers, butchers, vaccine producers, and a whole host of other industries help serve factory farming, boosting local economies” (paragraph

Related Documents