Persuasive Essay On Factory Farm

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We live in a world where there is no compassion we have forgotten about the animal’s rights and their freedom that we allowed seeing thousands of animals captured in tiny cages and abused against their will. Imagine yourself in a world where you’re kept in captivity day and night not being able to move around. These are just some of the things that happen inside Factory Farms where animals are raised. Factory farming should not be allowed in America and around the world it is animal cruelty and pollutes the environment we live in. Factory farms are known for animal cruelty for which is my biggest reason. I believe it should be banned in the United States According to the statics made by the United States department of agriculture 10 billion …show more content…
To curb this aggression and stops them from fighting with the rest of the chickens their beaks and toes are cut off without anesthetic that some can not eat after being debeaked and starve.(Miller) Can you imagine the pain these animals go through every day? Just because they are animals people believe they should be treated for what they are. They never breath fresh air in which they inhale ammonia day after day causing them respiratory diseases, bacterial infection, congestive heart failures I could go on and on. Chickens are drugged to lay more eggs they are bred to be so heavy that their bones can 't support their weight. Baby chicks are placed on a conveyor where workers pick each and one of them and see it is a male or female unfortunately the males are placed in trash bags and suffocated or ground up alive while newborns females are placed back on the belt and are placed in cages to start living a cruel life. …show more content…
According to the Sierra Club, livestock operations generate 500 million tons of animal waste a year. Farmers wash manure out of barns and store it in tanks or “lagoons” until it can be applied to nearby farms as fertilizer. The stored, liquefied manure can leak or be washed away by big storms, contaminating nearby waters with bacteria, hormones, nutrients, antibiotics and toxic chemicals. (Weeks) Producing live stocks in massive amount would require many resources, and produce a huge amount of waste at the same time. In fact, residents who live near factory farms are affected through the toxins that contaminate the air and their drinking water leading eye irritation, chronic asthma, bronchitis, diarrhea, spontaneous abortion,s birth defects, and viral and bacterial disease outbreaks. Half of all antibiotics manufactured in the United States are poured directly into animal feeds. The most commonly used antibiotics are penicillin and tetracycline. Widespread overuse of antibiotics is creating new strains of virulent bacteria whose resistance to antibiotics poses a great threat to human health. Doctors report that due to their uncontrolled use on factory farms, these formerly lifesaving drugs are often useless in combating human disease. Unfortunately, the crisis had begun the poultry industry itself admits that over one-third of the

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