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Battery Farming

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Battery Farming System Is Too Cruel? Why doesn't this Government insist on stricter enforcement of this country's anti-cruelty laws for animals? Among the many meaningless promises Tony Blair made to get elected, he promised he would phase out the battery farming of chickens. In some battery farms, there are chicken being forced to live in conditions we would never imagine. These conditions are horrendous as chickens are kept in cages with several other chickens. These cages have no flooring so the chickens are forced to rest on the rough metal. This must be ever so painful as It might be like experiencing sleeping on knifes. The chickens have to put up with stepping on wire and if they move a bit their feet could get stuck between the little cut out cubes of wire. They are never allowed to set their legs on firm, solid ground and they have no room to spread their wings. This must strain the chicken and leave it in tormenting pain. They suffer this pain and affliction throughout their lives. I don't know how a sick kind of person who calls itself a "human being" can lock up a tormented chicken and then dose off to a warm and cosy bed. How would the farmer like it if it was locked up into a cage smaller than it? There is not much difference with other battery farm animals. ...read more.

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The room made for this machine to operate must have caused loss of lives and homes for thousands of creatures. We must stop use of this method of farming to stay healthy ourselves and to save lives of innocent animals!! Intensive livestock farming has a lot of concerns to animal life. The main problem is that overcrowding of the livestock due to intensive measures of farming will lead to pollution from the animal excreta. Also farmers may feed the livestock with high protein which boosts the meat production but also the disadvantage to this method is that the high protein feed to the livestock who are not used to this amount of protein could trigger disease in the animals. This in some cases disease can pass via meat into humans. This would have a global effect to the world spreading more disease by food. Another method is that farmers like to frequently use drugs to keep the animals healthy such as antibiotics. However this method would backfire as an overdose of drugs helps develop antibiotic resistant strains of disease. There is also a transportation of live animals to slaughter which means the meat will be fresh, but the practice is stressful to animals and I find it cruelty. There are lots of methods for intensive arable farming. One method is that they use chemical fertilisers to boost productivity but the fertilisers run off the soil and into ecosystems. ...read more.

Conclusion

The average nutrition levels you would gain from intensive farming are around 50% extra. Also organic food is not covered in a vast amount of poisons as you would find on intensively produced fruit. Intensive livestock are fed on drugs on a regular basis even if they are not ill. These drugs are then passed on to the consumers of their products leading to problems such as high blood pressure. Organic food is basically the best tasting food in the world as the produce is so juicy and full of flavour and there is a wide variety to choose from. I conclude on this point that everyone in the world should vote against intensive farming and go for organic food. Think of it, we could help save lives in third world countries by cutting down slaughtering animals and by keeping them in cages, if we went organic we can prevent loss of ecosystems and loss of life as we can feed our world with safe foods we know we can trust because they don't contain any chemicals, we can end suffering and pain and we can help prevent global warming by cutting down the pollution from the chemicals. I believe that we should all become organic consumers as well as vegetarian as we can help the world become a better place and to help feed the starving and the deprived. SO GO ORGANIC FOR THE SAKE OF THIS WORLD AND THE LIVES IN IT!! IT'S UP TO YOU!!! ...read more.

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