Factory farming Imagine this factory farmed animals crammed thousands into dirty, windowless sheds and confined to wire cages and gestation crates. what sense would be affected first? smell- horrible, rotten, death, the sound of squealing in fear. This is a typical factory farms. I strongly believe that factory farms should be illegal. In my report I will be looking at pollution- caused by factory farms, the use of hormones and chemicals and the cruelty of factory farms. Another reason for I am against Factory farming is that it produces huge amounts of waste.
This is a result of pollution because the waste leaks into the local water supplies this puts the community at risk, it affects communities by producing bad air. People are exposed to airborne farming emissions. This happens by confining so many animals into one place it produces so much more waste than the surrounding land could handle. This is a result of various environmental hazards, like water, land and air pollution. Animal waste causes pollution which causes respiratory problems such as, skin infections, nausea, depression and even death this is what can happen to people that live near a factory farm.
One of the reasons I believe factory farming should be illegal is and according to SAFE’s video called ‘If slaughterhouses had glass windows everyone would be a vegetarian’ they say that animals are selectively bred to grow so large and fast that many can’t hold their own weight, Farmers do this by putting hormones and steroids into their food and water they also feed them antibiotics to prevent disease and maximize their growth and food output. When you see pictures of chickens from a factory farm they look like they are fully grown but really its just a chick, chirping for someone to help them.
According to the animal protection group, SAFE. When they are about 3 to 4 weeks old they get their beaks cut off. The farmers do this by using a hot blade and they have to put the chick’s beak though a little hole and then the farmer flicks a switch and the hot blade comes down and cuts off their beak causing them a lot of pain. The pain lasts for about a month or less, the farmer doesn’t give them anything to help with the pain. Its not just chickens turkeys and ducks are often removed as well the farmers do this to them to reduce the excessive feather pecking and cannibalism which is seen among stressed and overcrowded birds.
Animals don’t have freedom and it is cruel. The farmers make the animals go through so much pain it is horrible, Chickens and turkeys are the most abused animals in the farming industry, they have been forced to live in tens to thousands. In conclusion I think that factory farming should be made illegal and stop its cruelty towards the animals and the community. I think that its fine having animals being free ranged farmed because they have lived a good and harm free life. They also get killed at their right age. Free ranged animals are treated nicer. I think that factory farming should be illegal.