ASPCA-The Humane Treatment Of Animals

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The Humane Treatment of Animals When it comes to the treatment of animals, many people don’t know what to think because they simply don’t know anything about their conditions or how they are being treated. But truthfully, when it comes down to it, many animals in farms are treated terribly. Especially in factory farms. A factory farm is a large, industrial operation that raises large numbers of animals for food and over 99% of farm animals in the U.S. are raised in factory farms, which focus on profit and efficiency at the expense of the animals’ welfare. As you can obviously tell, “at the sake of the animals welfare” isn’t a good thing because you already know that they are living in bad conditions. According to the ASPCA, “Factory farms…show more content…
There is an extreme amount of waste created by raising so many animals in one place which then the surrounding land, air, and water becomes contaminated/ polluted by waste run-off. Even the residents of communities around factory farms reported many accounts of illnesses, and property values were lowered by their proximity to these farms. In an effort to try and counteract the health challenges brought up by the unsanitary, stressful, and overcrowded living conditions, antibiotics were used frequently, which can then create a drug-resistant bacteria and further puts human health at risk. Close to 75% of the antibiotics given to farm animals ends up undigested in their urine and manure. Through this waste, the antibiotics contaminate crops and waterways thus affecting human health. I believe that factory farms should no longer be used to raise animals for consumption. These poor animals live short lives filled with misery and that is no way for any animal to live. The corporation of industrialized farms have made “family farms” virtually non-existent and reduced their numbers heavily. Since output is the main concern with these corporations, they are willing to take out anything that stands in their way. They have no motivation to help their living conditions because business is very…show more content…
He argues that it is ethical to eat humanely raised and slaughtered animals. I really agree with him because I think that an animal should at the very least live a happy life even if it’s a short one. Most of the animals raised for meat live in the poorest conditions and lead sad, miserable lives. Eating meat is fine (and in the right portions), so long as they are cared for and treated well. The U.S. has no federal laws protecting farm animals while they’re actually on the farms where they are raised. That is the main reason why this practice has gotten so out of hand, fueled by greed, and profits. Two federal laws cover farm animals during transport and slaughter, but tragically, all poultry species are excluded, making these protections inapplicable to 95% of land animals killed for food. Because federal laws fail to protect most farm animals, state laws have become their last defense. Even though some states are banning certain cruel practices, such as extreme methods of confinement and the docking of cows' tails, that is not enough. We must all get involved to end this and give these animals the respect and dignity they
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