On factory farms,Animals are commonly raised in an intense factory setting.With no ability to express their natural behaviours.Factory farming is about minimizing cost to get the most out of production with no consideration for the animals and their well being,nor does it as a model care about people and the earth.It has now become the number 1 source for animal products and production in this country and others.Factory farming is the model for complete and total animal cruelty to the extreme.And it certainly poses many health risks to earthlings,while ruining our earth!
Truly factory farming is not what our country was founded on,and certainly not in our best interests or the animals.
We must work together as a people,to bring and end to this destructive system.Each one of us can start to make a difference right now.Start with your diet,eat no animals or fewer and consume more plants.I know many can’t wrap their minds around not eating animals,but you could eat fewer.You could only buy from farms that you know practice ethical treatment to the animals.And many will eat no meat.The main point is we work together to stop the insanity of extreme inhumane treatment to our brothers and sisters in the animal kingdom.
Factory life animals are denied the freedom to explore,build nests,lie in the sun,form social groups,and are’t allowed to care for their babies.These intelligent,instinctive,social and emotional animals are terrified,stressed,frustrated,scared,and they know no relief.Typically endure overcrowding along with flithy pens,acrid air,disease,injury and complete neglect.
While still very young animals with no mommy,already physically and psychologically exhausted these precious animals are loaded on the transport truck to now embark on the last horrifying ride of their lives.They now go to the slaughter house.This animals are smart and they know what is about to happen and they are terrified and want to escape.Many collaspe and become downed unable to stand on their own ,they are simply terrified.Many at this point are kicked and shocked and painfully prodded to get them onto the kill floor.
Chickens and turkeys have their beaks seared off so they wont peck,this is very very painful for the birds and of course no pain relief given.Then we go to the pigs and cow and we chop off their tails with out giving any pain killer,much pain they feel and then its a life of torment till the day of their death.Keeping all animals in and unnatural envirnoment.
Hundreds of millions of animals spend their entire lives in enclosures that prevent them from ever lying down or turning around to scratch and itch,expanding their wings,stretching their limbs comfortably.What a cruel and inhumane life.We must do better as a society for these precious beings that become our food.
Americans enslave, kill and eat more than 100 million pigs every year. In tiny gestation crates, female pigs are forcibly impregnated against their will with long steel devices that shoot hog semen into their uteruses. Sometimes the bestial rape is done by hand but regardless of the technique female pigs are the unwilling baby machines of the meat industry. When they can no longer [forcibly] make babies, they’re sent to the slaughterhouse. Pig sanctuaries do not exist in the meat industry.
Smithfield, the largest killer of pigs in the world, generates $8 billion per year by killing 1,100 pigs every hour. Smithfield’s five biggest slaughterhouses kill more than 78,000 pigs every day.
Shortly after birth, male piglets are mutilated in four horrific ways. First, they are held upside down as their tails are cut off without anesthetic because tail-biting is common in the overcrowded, unnatural conditions of today’s farms. Then each baby has 2 to 8 teeth cut off right down to the gumline with a pair of wire cutter-like devices so when they fight and bite each other, they have no teeth to damage each other’s flesh. Since female pigs are forced to produce twice as many piglets in captivity than in the wild, teeth-cutting is also a huge money maker for the meat industry. Cutting teeth on the babies allows the mothers to nurse even more piglets—who will eventually be killed for profit—because when babies suckle on their mothers without teeth, wear and tear on the mothers’ nipples is kept to a minimum. Piglets also have portions of their ears ripped out to mark them. It’s called ear-notching. Finally, in a sick attempt to pacify the industry-induced anger, testicles are ripped out without anesthetic.
Castration also gives the meat industry complete control over reproduction because natural reproduction is almost obsolete. Every aspect of raising animals for food is controlled, from artificial insemination and genetic engineering, to cloning and killing. The exploitation of reproductive organs is the exact reason why so many women empathize with the animal rights movement and practice veganism. Humanitarian Pattrice Jones explains, “Women and animals—along with land and children—have historically been seen as the property of male households. Both women and animals are seen as less rational and both suffer by being reduced to their bodies, or even worse their body parts.”
Turkeys, Ducks, and Sheep
Every year hundreds of millions of turkeys, ducks and sheep go through the same barbaric treatment as other farmed animals. Turkeys are de-beaked to prevent flesh damage from fighting in overcrowded environments. Ducks and geese have steel poles shoved down their throats to force feed them and fatten up their livers to 10 times their natural size. Their liver is then turned into a paté known as foie gras.
Shearing sheep for their fur is not a benign activity either. Folds of skin along with the tail are cut off in an attempt to prevent flies from laying eggs near the rectum. Ironically though, the bloody mutilation often attracts more insects. When sheep stop producing quality wool, they end up at the slaughterhouse. There are no sheep sanctuaries in the wool industry. Wool is mere euphemism for fur anyway. If you are opposed to fur, then why make an exception and an excuse to wear sheep fur? You can watch a video at www.all-creatures.org/aip/nl-20100405-11.html to see how vicious the wool industry truly is!