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  • Consumerism In Naomi Klein's Book 'No Logo'

    of killing cattle. They are not just treated bad in the slaughterhouses, but also when they are being transported to it: “[C]attle face a journey of up to forty-eight hours, during which they are deprived of water and food. Thus, virtually all of them lose weight and many show signs of dehydration. They are often exposed to extremes of heat and cold. A number of animals will die from the conditions or arrive at the slaughterhouse too sick to be considered fit for human consumption” (Foer 227). It is a terrible treatment, but it is not as horrendous as the treatment they receive once in the slaughterhouse. The cattle are led through a chute into a knocking box, the stun operator presses a large pneumatic gun between the cow’s eyes, a steel bolt shoots into the cattle’s head, and retracts into the gun. Sometimes the cattle are only dazed and not killed, and wake up when they are being “processed” (229). Sometimes the gun is not effective, which leads into the horrendous process of the cattle being skinned alive. It is definitely a sad thing to hear, as well as to see the suffering a live cow goes through when it is not killed in the proper way. As we can see, consumerism has had its negative impacts on workers at the EPZs and slaughterhouses, moreover on the animals that are brought to be killed for us to consume. The meatpacking companies, as well as the brand companies, have taken advantage of workers, instead of protecting them. On the contrary, there are solutions to some…

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  • Mass Slaughter: The Cruelty In The Food Industry

    opposed to the rapacious and malicious food industry. Hopefully bacon and baby back ribs smothered in barbeque sauce will lose their appeal once the veil of anonymity that shrouds the food industry is drawn back. Why is it that it is acceptable to eat a pig or a cow, but repulsive and almost insane to eat a dog? One of the only defining differences is that to a majority of the American public it is acceptable to mass slaughter one and then cuddle up to the other. The process of this mass…

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  • Hunted In The Most Dangerous Game, By Richard Connell

    The short story, The Most Dangerous Game, written and published in 1924, by Richard Connell. In the story, a hunter named Rainsford is stranded on an island, owned by a wealthy Cossack named Zaroff. Who hunts humans, not animals. Zaroff then gives Rainsford a choice, to be hunted by Zaroff for three days, or to be killed by Zaroff’s manservant, Ivan. Rainsford chooses to be hunted by Zaroff and is given hunting gear. On the last day of the hunt, Zaroff and his dogs corner Rainsford, and…

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  • Animal Bolting Research Paper

    Captive bolt causes irreparable damage to the brain. This method is used on different animals like cattle, pigs, sheep and goats. This method is used primarily because it has low running cost and many developing countries can adopt it. Two main types of captive bolt gun: penetrating and non-penetrating. Penetrating where a metal rod is fired which makes a concussion or intracranial pressure which causes bruising of the brain. There is a gun which uses the trigger system and somewhere taping on…

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  • Essay On Slaughterhouse Abuse

    piglets are gone, the sow is impregnated again and the cycle keeps going for three to four years then the sow is slaughtered. For the piglets, they are separated for either breeding or meat. Male piglets are castrated which is the same as neutering. Due to high levels of stress, piglets begin cannibalism or tail-biting. To stop this, workers often cut off the tails of pigs and use pliers to cut off the ends of their teeth (PETA). Many animals each year are killed in brutal ways. Most of the…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Grooming

    The applauding behavior of today’s youth has reached epidemic proportions. Their lack of self-respect is reflected in not only by the way they dress, it’s also shown by the way they treat others. Aggressive behavior is shown throughout social media, music and everyday life. Entertainment today contributes to the fact that today’s youth are vulgar, rude, and rebellious and disrespect authority. Parents trying to be friends with their children, instead of being parents is a huge contributing…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Captive Breeding

    and lack the sagacity required for the tough job. Supporters of captive breeding, along with zoos, proclaim that the released animals are actually acclimating well and that zoos have saved certain animals from extinction (“Captive Breeding” 69). Even though captive breeding is actually a failing system, in some cases it has worked. Native in Africa, Bongos are a threatened forest antelope that have been reintroduced back into its natural habitat with help of the AZA Bongo Species Survival Plan.…

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  • Describe The Initiate's Life Before The Call

    1. Describe the Initiate's life before the Call Before the Call, the initiate, Ponyboy, is a 14 year old boy who lives with his two brothers Sodapop and Darry. He lives in a society where the population is separated into two different gangs : the Socs (the rich kids from the West-side) and the Greasers (the kids from the East-side). The Socs are a very brutal gang that enjoy bullying and attaking the Greasers : "Not like the Socs [..] for kicks" (page 3). 2. The Call, where conflict is…

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  • Anarchism, Individualist-Communism

    mid-1970s, British youth felt that the government was dominating them by creating more laws, and not providing economic relieve in a time of crisis. However, instead of submitting to the British government “domination,” British youth rebelled against capitalism and the government, which led to the actualization of punk rock. “Cause I want to be anarchy/It’s the only way to be” (The Sex Pistols). Evidence of this newborn music culture exploded in the year of 1976 as Walker writes, “[in 1976] the…

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  • Punk Counterculture

    Many historians date punk’s arrival in history with Malcolm McLaren’s creation of the Sex Pistols in the 1970s. A group that had no musical training before being created, the Sex Pistols are widely regarded as the start of the punk scene in the UK, and are certainly the reason for widespread public attention focused on the punk style. It was this style of dress that was the initial aim of McLaren in creating the Sex Pistols, and the lasting impression that many had of the scene overall. McLaren…

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