Factory Farming Is A System Of Rearing Livestock Essay

1211 Words Nov 24th, 2015 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. Global warming is the gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth’s atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide. By buying products from factory farming industries, people are producing gasses in the earth’s atmosphere which hurts both themselves and the environment because they are helping keep the factory farms open. Raising so many different breeds of animals in a factory farm can pollute the air, land, and water. 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…

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