The Pros And Cons Of Animal Farming

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Current farming practices are unsustainable, unethical and inefficient and limitations ought to be put in place. The methods used to obtain a large percentage of the food being consumed are environmentally detrimental and will result in long term, high costs such as irreversible damage to ecosystems, overdrawing natural resources, and harms to human health. Alternative methods exist but aren’t chosen because they’re not as cheap. Cheap food doesn’t account for true costs and as long as cheap food is being consumed, debt grows. The animal farming system is flawed and must be reworked to prevent further long term damage.
Laws
As is currently stands, there are absolutely no laws governing the conditions in which animals are farmed. Laws exist to protect domestic animals such as anti-cruelty laws. The vast majority of animal farming practices are seemingly exempt from these state anti-animal cruelty laws. Anti-cruelty laws were put in place for a reason and if they apply to people and animals living in the city in a certain state, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t apply to the people and animals living outside of the city. Laws don’t work in such a way, if somebody abuses another person/animal, it doesn’t matter where it takes place, it’s still illegal under state
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In past instances of bird flu or similar outbreaks, losses have been covered by taxpayers paying up to $9 per bird. Following taxpayer bailout, prices of meat still rose as means to make money after “suffering a loss”. Bottom line is that the industry was able to turn a profit on a loss and essentially runs off of taxpayer money while it most definitely should not especially considering that taxpayers include vegans and vegetarians which means that these moral citizens are being forced to pay for the things they stand against

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