The Problem Of Factory Farming Essay

1760 Words Nov 8th, 2016 8 Pages
Over the last two years, I have become interested in topics relating to animals and the environment, specifically, factory farming. I had a friend who graduated and, after moving off to college, made the transition to veganism. Having been highly influenced by my parents and religions opinions on diet, I had always disregarded vegetarianism and veganism for being ridiculous. However, seeing my friend make such an extreme conversion sparked my interest. I began to do research on factory farming. I started by looking into the treatment of the animals, because I assumed that was the issue. I was surprised to find that factory farming is one of, if not the main cause of nearly every major environmental issue we face today. This includes global warming, deforestation, ocean pollution, declining fish populations, natural resource consumption etc. After a few months of research and quiet of pondering, I decided that I would become vegetarian. There was a backlash from family and church members who disagreed with my decision, however I just could not see how this just and merciful God that I had been taught about all my life would approve of such treatment of the earth and animals which he had supposedly created. Currently, I have been fully vegetarian for about seven months. It is one of the most important decisions I have made in my life and it means so much to me. I was astonished to learn just how uneducated I was, and I was very interested in learning just how meat affects both…

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