The Waste Of Animal Waste Essay

1062 Words Feb 11th, 2016 5 Pages
Water is not only used to raise animals; it is also used to capture and dispose of their waste. This brings other consequences and dangers. The animal waste is kept in large storage facilities that are unreliable and often leak into the water supply that supplies drinkable water to people. Livestock produce 130 times the amount of waste of humans, which is 87000 pounds of waste per second from livestock alone. The EPA has reported many spills from factory farms. Over 35,000 miles of rivers in twenty-two states have been polluted from these spills. These spills are often toxic and dangerous. Many viruses such as Campylobacter spp, Escherichia Coli, Salmonella spp, Clostridium botulinum, Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium parvum, Microspordia spp, Fasciola spp, and an abundant amount of viral and parasitic diseases are found in the fecal matter of animals of factory farms. This process of food production is producing so much waste that having production farms near concentrated populations is a danger.
The waste from animal agriculture has many nutrients that are beneficial to the earth, but an over abundance of these materials causes ruptures in the natural cycles of the nutrients, causing disruption and mayhem. Synthetic nitrogen has been created to add into fertilizers to raise crops more quickly, efficiently, and over different types of soils. These crops, that are grown with synthetic nitrogen, are fed to the animals in factory farms. The animals excrete out the nitrogen…

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