The Cruelty Of Factory Farms Essay

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Everyday television commercials play depicting the wonderful lives of animals on factory farms; but this image shown to us could not be any further from the truth. These commercials show animals on big, open, green lots with plenty of space to move around and live. The sad truth is the animals live in confined cages that do not allow them room to turn around, sit, or lie down. The metal bars that contain the animals are just small enough to have the animal touching them at all times. “99% of all United States farm animals are raised on factory farms” (“Factory Farms”). “Every year, 9 billion chickens are slaughtered for meat in the United States” (“Farming Sanctuary”). 1 in every 5 animals on factory farms die from stress and disease before they make to the slaughter house. The mistreatment of factory farm animals is a problem in society because it is harmful to animals, it is harmful to humans, and it is harmful to the Earth. The mistreatment of factory farm animals is a problem because the animals are tortured, maimed, and treated poorly. The Humane Methods of Slaughter Act of 1978 said all animals are to be made insensible before they are killed (Meat-Packing Industry). This act was put in place to decrease the suffering of animals during slaughter. All of the animals receive a different treatment to rendered insensible because of the variations in size. Many animals are given electrical shocks to immobilize them. “Since the animals are seen as mere…

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