Essay about Animal Cruelty on Farms
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It is so easy to become complacent in our sheltered world and to turn the other cheek to the violence and misery that our every life decision can perpetrate, and that the majority of the country (mostly unknowingly) buys into. The fact is that if the horrors of the meat industry were common knowledge, the business would decrease, and drastically at that. So, to keep the knowledge from becoming widespread, meat and animal factory farms are content to work quietly and discreetly in the sparsely-populated back corners of the country where no one can see what is being done without making an active effort. The problem for them is, many people have been making an active effort- as the animal cruelty cause became more mainstream, the US saw a…show more content…
Factory farms have taken advantage of this loose definition, and have been known to give a facility of 100,000 animals a door opening to a 5x5 pen of dirt, and then have the audacity to label the animals free range. This is almost incomprehensibly cruel- an sadly, is more of the rule than the exception when it comes to this industry. According to most sources, chickens are the most brutally treated of all farm animals. They are packed into wire cages that deform their feet, and are on average given a space of only 8x10 inches in which they will live out their entire lives. Their feet tangle and grow around the wire, as they don't have enough room to move or even turn around. The wire cages are stacked, meaning that everything- old food, waste, remains of other chickens who have died- fall through the cracks and infect other chickens, causing rampant disease. One study showed that in factory farms nationwide, 95% of chickens had e coli, and 75% of chickens sold in stores also showed traces of e coli. Unfortunately, it is cheaper to let a chicken die a sickly, infected death than it is to get a vet to treat them, so it is rare that disease gets taken care of. Beaks are removed at a young age without the use of anesthesia. A chicken's beak is analogous to an elephant's trunk- it is used for eating and communication, but also for exploring and discovering. A chicken's beak is its main link to the world
Factory Farming and Animal Cruelty
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Factory Farming and Animal Cruelty
Animal rights are practically non-existent in many different ways today. Factory farming is probably the worst thing they can do to the poor helpless animals. Factory farming effects chickens, cows, pigs, and many other animals that are used for food, milk and eggs. One of the biggest organizations against factory farming is called Compassion Over Killing (COK). They go to great lengths to protest and inform people about animal cruelty.
Chickens have to endure suffering that no living thing should have to go through. The egg laying chickens have to be forced into tiny cages without enough room to stretch their wings. Up to 8 hens are crammed in to a cage that is the size of a folded newspaper, about…show more content…
The chickens are selectively bred and are given special drugs in the food and water to make the chickens grow incredibly fast. Because of the breeding and drugs, a lot of the chickens develop leg problems which make is sometimes impossible to walk and stand so they either can’t get to the food or they can’t reach the water. Also, because of the ammonia in the feces, the chickens often get the skin on their stomachs burnt because the ammonia is so strong and will just sear the feathers and skin. The ammonia is also in the air so it is hard to breath and just think of what is in the chicken that you eat on a daily basis. When the chickens turn 7 weeks old, they are transported to the slaughter house and are hung by their feet and on conveyer belts and they go past a blade that is supposed to slit the chickens throat while conscious which is incredibly painful but sometimes it misses so the chicken is thrown into boiling water alive and usually drowns while getting burnt. After that, the bodies are striped and beheaded and are cut up to be eaten.
Because of the way these chickens a raised and treated, there is no way it can be healthy eating the chickens, or the eggs. The chickens that you eat are pumped full chemicals so they are bigger and fatter but it is obviously not natural for anything to eat these chickens. Plus, it is terribly cruel the way the chickens are handled and “cared for”. I know that most people