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Meatpacking Animals Abuse

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Animals all around the world are abused everyday, with 100 million animals being poisoned, burned, crippled, and abused in other ways in the U.S each year, and Ninety five percent of animals used for farming are excluded from only federal law offering any sort of protection. This information is very cruel indeed, but what people don't know is that large meatpacking industries are the cause of this abuse. Organic farmers, on the other hand, treat their animals with more respect, and allow animals to be free-range, resulting in healthier meat. Because of this, people need to stop buying from these meatpacking industries because their practices are morally and physically unhealthy and should instead buy organic and healthier options. For some…show more content…
These companies only care about selling more food, and earning more money. First of all, workers in these facilities practice many forms of cruelty on animals, showing no respect towards animals. This is shown when, "a 2004 videotape… was made by an animal rights activist upset by how chickens are being treated… According to the animal rights activist, a worker put three live chickens on the floor and jumped on each of them,” (Schlosser and Wilson 181). This enough is already very horrible and inhumane of these workers, but the climate of abuse easily leads to a disregard for the quality of the meat that arrives on our table. Secondly, Large industries use genetically modifying to their advantage to get as much eggs, milk, and meat out of their animals. This is shown when People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals state that, "Most factory-farmed animals have been genetically manipulated to grow larger or to produce more milk or eggs than they naturally would,” (PETA). Genetically modifying is very unnatural, and it saddening to see what these companies do to get more money out of animals. Pushing these animals to produce more than they're supposed to do is a horrible thing,…show more content…
An example of this is shown when the Physicians Committee states, “While organic standards may help to improve some aspects of health, it cannot help prevent obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and many forms of cancer, nor will it cure the environmental contamination and resulting health hazards plaguing the production and consumption of animal foods,” (PC). Basically, they're stating that many health effect can come from eating organic food, and that organic foods do nothing to the environment. Although this is evidence is strong, The Physicians Committee stated information that are outright lies. One piece of evidence could be, “The new study in the British Journal of Nutrition shows that organic is healthier precisely because synthetic toxins are prohibited,” (Maria). Since there can’t be any synthetic toxins in organic food, none of the outcomes stated by the The Physicians Committee can actually be proven to be true. The Physicians Committee had stated that many downsides can come from toxins in organic food, but because these synthetic toxins are prohibited, any outcomes of eating organic food stated by the Physicians Committee is false. Also, they state that organic foods do not cure environmental contamination, which is absolutely ridiculous. According to chicken farmer Barb Gorski, her pasture-raised poultry contained 21 percent less
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