The Importance Of Ethics In Animal Agriculture

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Throughout my entire life I have been involved with agriculture. My father is a corn and hay farmer with a few cherry orchards; my grandpa raises beef cattle which we should show at the County fair every year, and now my husband is a Dairy Farmer. I felt like my knowledge relating to issues in Animal Agriculture was pretty broad coming into this class, but as the term has progressed I’ve noticed that I was pretty bias to a lot of issues, as well as having limited knowledge on certain subjects. When it comes to the issues of grazing I felt like my knowledge was limited, I was not aware of all the negative impacts grazing has on land. Animal Welfare and Ethics I understand pretty well and still have a lot of the same views. And lastly, I have learned much more about Animal Biotechnology than I ever thought I would know. I have always though of Grazing as a great way to use land. When public …show more content…
I was very unaware of the benefits that biotechnology could produce for animals which in turn would benefit us. In the CAST article Biotechnology in Animal Agriculture it states, “Another type of biotechnology in development involves using animals to produce donor organs for human transplant. Heart valves from pigs have been used for many years to replace heart valves in humans.” I knew many of our antibiotics came from animals but I had no clue we could use animals to produce donor organs for humans. I didn’t even know heart valves from pigs were used today in humans. It is amazing how technology can develop and the good that it can create for us. However, all things need to be done in a safe manner. As long as these products show no signs of danger when consumed or used I think they are a wonderful resource to have. This class has opened my eyes to many different viewpoints which have either altered my beliefs, or helped solidify why I believe in certain

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