The Effects Of Inhumane Treatment Of Fast Food

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Throughout recent years, fast food has become a staple food for many Americans. On a typical day, a quarter of the adult population in the United States visit fast food restaurants such as McDonalds, Burger King, and Wendy 's which results in these restaurants intaking more than $110 billion per year(Schlosser). Even though a quarter of the adult population visits a fast food restaurant daily, many do not know the torture animals used for fast food go through. Animals used for fast food are treated horrifically, many times without the fast food chains workers and consumers knowing. Animals used for fast food today are rarely allowed to develop naturally. Many animals in slaughterhouses, farms, facilities, and feeding grounds are genetically …show more content…
An undercover investigation by Mercy For Animals, an organization which goes undercover and exposes situation in slaughterhouses and farms, found horrible conditions for hens such as being crammed into wire cages, chicks with their beaks burnt off, hens being rammed into battery cages, chicks being thrown into plastic bags for suffocation, and rotted hens and decomposed birds left in cages in which hens were still laying chicks in( Polis). This investigation caused Mcdonald 's, to cut ties with the company Sparboe Egg Farms saying “ McDonald’s expects all of our suppliers to meet our stringent requirements for delivering quality food prepared in a humane and responsible manner. Based upon recent information, we have informed our direct supplier, Cargill, that we are no longer accepting eggs from its supplier, Sparboe”( …show more content…
Central Valley meat, In-N-Out Burger’s partner, has been caught with torturing their cows. In the plant, their are shot cows who were unable able to walk to the kill floor, workers stepping on cow’s nostrils and mouths to stop them from breathing, and cows being hit,jabbed, electrically shocked and sprayed with hot water(Bhasin). These facts caused In-N-Out Burger to cut ties with the company and the United States Department of Agriculture(USDA), to shut down the slaughterhouse. These living conditions that the animals lived in and the way they are slaughtered have presented a pathogen in meat called E.Coli 0157:H7 which could be deadly,adding more problems in the world of animals in farms and slaughterhouses

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