Factory Farming Research Paper

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Factory Farming Research PaperNameClassDateProfessorFactory Farming Research Paper Factory farming is a large scale operation involving livestock that is designed to create a high density stock for the sole purpose of profit. The animals at the factory farm are commodities that do not receive humane treatment and are forced to live in areas cramped with too much livestock as they await execution in order to become a meat source for consumers. The animals at the factory farm lead short lives full of pain and suffering before being slaughtered for their meat. The government calls the factory farm Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and supports their efforts to provide foods to the masses but in truth they are large industrial facilities designed to produce food in high volumes at the expense of the animal. A factory farming facility can include various types of livestock but mostly involves cows, pigs, and chickens. These animals are confined and fed for 45 days before being slaughtered for their meat. During this 45 day period the animals has no access to grass, are rarely in the sun, and are forced to stand side by side in packed confinement areas. While the factory farm is designed to meet the growing demand for food, the industrialization of animals has resulted in a massive amount of animal waste that pollutes the air and waterways. Instead of the industrialized food going to the poor or needy it is stocked onto the shelves of g

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