~~October 23, 2014~~
This is a topic that I recently started looking into. The only reason I know about it is because I started to research. I’m amazed, and not in a positive way, at the way that the human race treats the animals that are part of our world.
I must confess I eat meat. I eat mostly chicken. However, since I learned about this practice I have decreased the amount of meat I eat. I have stopped drinking cow’s milk and eating eggs. At least, that’s a start.
“You can’t make a difference for them all but you can make a difference for one.”
Intensive animal farming or industrial livestock production, also called factory farming, is a modern form of intensive farming that refers to the keeping of livestock, such as cattle, poultry and fish at higher stocking densities than is usually the case with other forms of animal agriculture — a practice typical in industrial farming by agribusinesses.
The main products of this industry are meat, milk and eggs for human consumption. There are issues regarding whether factory farming is sustainable and ethical.
Confinement at high stocking density is one part of a systematic effort to produce the highest output at the lowest cost by relying on economies of scale, modern machinery, biotechnology, and global trade. Confinement at high stocking density requires the use of antibiotics and pesticides to mitigate the spread of disease and pestilence exacerbated by these crowded living conditions.
In addition, antibiotics are used to stimulate livestock growth by killing intestinal bacteria. There are differences in the way factory farming techniques are practiced around the world. There is a continuing debate over the benefits, risks and ethical questions of factory farming. The issues include the efficiency of food production; animal welfare; whether it is essential for feeding the growing global population; and the environmental impact (e.g. pollution) and health risks.
The practice is widespread in developed nations. According to the Worldwatch Institute, as of 2006 74 percent of the world’s poultry, 43 percent of beef, 50 percent of pork, and 68 percent of eggs were produced this way.
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~~The Secrets of Food Marketing~~
~~Published on May 12, 2014~~
Compassion in World Farming
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