Animal Abuse And Its Effects On America

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Animal abuse is frowned upon in America. However, we haven’t any right to say something like this, as it happens all the time right under our noses, specifically on our dinner plates. From Chickens, Ducks, and Geese to Cows, Pigs, and Sheep They all suffer from abuse every day. It is sickening to know that the food I eat has come from an animal who was not grown with care and had been fed a diet that does not register within its normal eating habits. It is disturbing to see animals being raised to be so heavy that they cannot support their own bodies and collapse under their own weight. It is assumed that the animals we eat are properly cared for, when in reality this is not the case. While the farms we imagine to be bright and idealistic…show more content…
The article “Animals are Not Ours to Eat” a gruesome practice in which cows frequently collapse from exhaustion on their way to the slaughter house. “Once unloaded, the animals are shot in the head with an electric bolt gun in order to stun them. Inept, overworked employees often fail to do this properly, so many terrified cows go to their deaths kicking and screaming, still conscious as they’re skinned and dismembered.” They are sent to their deaths, while still alive. One cannot imagine a fate crueler than being dismembered and skinned alive. The article says that some cow will try to escape. “There are many stories of cows making extraordinary dashes for freedom on their way to the abattoir, by jumping from moving trucks, leaping fences and swimming across rivers – because animals value their lives just as we do” (“Animals Are Not Ours to Eat”) Chickens are another animal that have been tormented by the food industry. Imagine living in a dark and dusty room full of about 100 people. No bathroom, hardly any room to move, with people dying from illnesses caused by the little room everyone has (“Animals Are Not Ours to Eat”). That is just the tip of the iceberg for the life of a chicken. Newly hatched chicks are sent into huge, dusty, windowless sheds with 30,000 or more other birds. Bred and fed to have such a large upper body that they can barely support their own weight, these unhappy birds may reach

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