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The Day Of The Family Farm Days

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The days of the family farm days are over. For decades, there has been such an exorbitant consumer demand for pork products. The consumer demand is so high that pork is now a multibillion-dollar industry, Swann (2014). Now the family farm has evolved into what critics call “factory farms” due to high consumer demand for affordable meat pork products in the United States (p.43).
This mass production calls for animals to be forced to live in confined spaces and operate a breeding system for mass production. The system of confinement is a 114-day gestation period in a “sow gestation stall,” about two feet wide by seven feet long (p.43).
Although pork producers maintain that their facilities are safe, the Humane Society of the United
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Animal welfare is looking to decrease the issue of mass production of pork there is also Animal rights groups, such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), advocate for vegan or meatless diets. Eating animals, they contend, is cruel (p.47).
Those in the business of selling pork have their own argument claiming that they do not mistreat animals, they even go so far as to claim that they, “take great care to feed and shelter their animals properly.” In fact, the pork industry argues gestation stalls are a safer and more nutritional way to raise sows indoors (p.46). This is a perfect example of “managing perception” (Moore, 2014). Plato’s Republic and Sir Thomas Moore’s Utopia (1516), agree that communication in civic society can be used to deceive. They assert that there is a moral challenge to deceive and communicate (p.24). Moore (2014), also asserts that there are similarities between The Republic and Machiavelli’s The Prince (1513), who advise rulers how to manage media to hold onto power by using deceit if necessary, rather than by cultivating virtue in individual citizens. The pork industry, similar to Plato’s philosophy in The Republic, is a proponent of the abuse of power and a little necessary dishonesty (p,25).
The fact that the pork industry organizations make a profit and collect a “small” fee for every hog sold in the U.S. and on imported hogs or pork products, generating about $78 million
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