Information on Factory Farming

By: Luwam Kidane, Chaia Wyatt, Tenzin Nyodrup, and Yeshi Gymsto

“10 Alarming Facts About Factory Farms That Will Break Your Heart.” Collective Evolution. N.p.,

21 Mar. 2014. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

 

“11 Facts About Animals and Factory Farms.” DoSomething.org | Volunteer for Social Change.

N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.

This article “11 Facts about Animals and Factory Farms” showcases how detrimental factory

farming is. In many cases, it creates a lot of manure in which contaminates and pollutes water

and air. It’s a food safety risk, the farms are in small, overcrowded rooms in which disease can

rapidly spread. Abusing antibiotics becoming resistant.

 

Animal Cruelty Is the Price We Pay for Cheap Meat | Rolling Stone.” Rolling Stone Magazine. N.p.,

    n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.

The rolling stone article highlights the inhumane killings of innocent animals, pigs, chickens, pigs, and cows. From tight metal cages, to passing ammonia, and what we can do as citizens to dismantle factory farms. It shines light on the ongoing environmental issues that affects everyone in proximity of a farm. The article includes real testimonies from activists, workers at the farm, and people that live near the farm.

 

“Animals on Factory Farms.” ASPCA. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

This article details the specific statistics having to do with animals in factory farms. The ASPCA talks about the different uses of each animal and the differences in treatment between them. This article showcases short summaries on pigs, chickens, cattle, and turkeys. We know that this source is viable because it is on the ASPCA website, which is a national organization dedicated to animal rights.

 

“Animal Welfare Act.” Animal Welfare Act | Animal Welfare Information Center | NAL | USDA.

N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2017.

This source comes from the United States Department of Agriculture’s website. The page details and describes The Animal Welfare Act that was signed in 1966. The Animal Welfare Act is the only Federal law that regulates the treatment of animals used for various purposes, including factory farming. Along with the USDA’s description and definition, they also link to other viable sources that provide other information about the act.

 

“Beyond Factory Farming.” Pathogens | Beyond Factory Farming. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.

 

Bgraham. “Category: Antibiotics.” Pinterest. N.p., 14 Nov. 2011. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.

 

“CAFO – The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories :: How It Should Be.” CAFO – The Tragedy of

Industrial Animal Factories :: How It Should Be. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2017.

 

“Corn-Fed Vs. Grass-Fed Beef | Healthy Theory.” Corn-Fed Vs. Grass-Fed Beef | Healthy Theory.

N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

 

Cummins, Ronnie. “How Factory Farming Contributes to Global Warming.” EcoWatch. N.p., 27 June

  1. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

 

Dailymail.com, Wills Robinson For. “Necks Cut Open and Spines Severed Alive, Just so They Can Be

Made into $40,000 Birkin Handbags and Watch straps: The Appalling Suffering of Crocodiles

at Designer Leather Farms Exposed in Undercover Video.” Daily Mail Online. Associated

Newspapers, 24 June 2015. Web. 19 Jan. 2017.

Like cows and chickens and other animals crocodiles and alligators are also being factory farmed for their luxurious skin and some of their meat. Though half of crocodiles species are close to extinction slaughtering of crocodiles and alligators still goes on. Kept in small spaces with extremely dirty water. They stay unable to move in dark pits and most are shot on the head before being harvested for their skin. Due to them costing 40,000$ per leather they are popular in many places.

 

“Disturbing Facts on Factory Farming & Food Safety.” Disturbing Facts on Factory Farming &

Food Safety. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

 

“Factory Farming.” Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2017.

 

Factory Farm Map. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2017.

Factory Farm Map is a great resource because it is clearly formatted and easy to retrieve information from. On this page of the website there is a density map that shows the density of livestock production. This resource makes it really easy to see how intense the animal production in each county is. There are also charts that show the number of animals per factory farm in each state and the number of animals in each state total. There is also a tool where you can filter for each animal.I know this is a viable source because it comes from Food Water Watch, which is a national organization whose main purpose it to inform about these types of dilemmas.

 

“Factory Farming & Food Safety.” Food & Water Watch. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.

 

“Factory Farming: Misery for Animals.” PETA. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.

Chickens and turkeys are the most abused animal in the world. Left in compacted place with no places to move. Injected with growth hormones. Some grow big so fast there legs are not able to carry them. Egg farms keeps chickens in same box for 8 months and sent to slaughter house when useless.

 

“Factory Farms Destroy Communities.” Socially Responsible Agricultural Project. N.p., n.d. Web.

19 Jan. 2017.

 

“Factory Farm Workers.” Factory Farm Workers | Food Empowerment Project. N.p., n.d. Web.

18 Jan. 2017.

 

“Farmed Animals and the Law.” Animal Legal Defense Fund. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

 

“Farm Sanctuary.” Farm Sanctuary. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2017.

In the article “Factory Farming’s Effect on Rural Communities” it discusses the effects that factory farming has on the communities located around them. It talks about many different mental and physical illnesses and different side effects correlated with them. It also discusses the dangers of respiratory illnesses caused by the pollution of animal manure. This is a valuable and viable resource because it’s on a website whose main purpose is to educate and inform about the dangers of factory farming.

 

“Farm Sanctuary.” Farm Sanctuary. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

 

“Farm Sanctuary.” Farm Sanctuary. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2017.

 

“Farm Sanctuary.” Farm Sanctuary. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2017.

 

“Farm Sanctuary.” Farm Sanctuary. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2017.

 

“Fast FoodLive Fast, Eat Fast, Die Young.” Factory Farming. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.

 

Foundation, GRACE Communications. “Environment.” GRACE Communications Foundation. N.p.,

n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2017.

 

Foundation, GRACE Communications. “Industrial Livestock Production.” GRACE

Communications Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2017.

Sustainable Table is a great website because of all its subcategories having to do with factory farming. It describes what an “Animal Feeding Operation” is and a “Concentrated Animal Feeding Production.” This page also discusses the effects on animal welfare, environmental welfare, corporate involvement, and the size of the productions.

 

Foundation, GRACE Communications. “The Meat To Eat.” GRACE Communications Foundation.

N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2017.

 

Gapsch, Amanda. “Health Risks of Factory Farming.” Health Risks of Factory Farming. N.p., 01

Jan. 1970. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.

 

Genoways, Ted, Tim Geers/Flickr, Tom Philpott, and Becca Andrews. “Hog Wild: Factory Farms Are

Poisoning Iowa’s Drinking Water.” Mother Jones. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.

 

Harish. “Factory Farming and the Price of Meat.” Counting Animals. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2017.

 

“Hiding the Truth About Factory Farms.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 26 Apr. 2011.

Web. 23 Jan. 2017.

 

“How Does Eating a Lot of Corn Affect Cows?” Animals – Mom.me. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.

This source provides information about why factory farming is bad for the animals and details

the horrible practices. They discuss the effects of corn on cows and how the cow’s digestive system is designed for grass, not corn. In a factory farm, cows are fed corn which is cheaper and which fattens them up. Not only does this hurt the cows, it also creates health problems for humans.

 

Http://greengarageblog.org/author/greengarageblogadmin. “List of Top 19 Factory Farming Pros and

Cons.” Green Garage. N.p., 19 Aug. 2015. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

 

https://www.facebook.com/onegreenplanet. “5 Ways Factory Farming Is Killing the Environment.” One

Green Planet. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.

 

https://www.yourpetspace.info/author/joyyourpetspace-info/. “The Cost Of Eating Inhumanely.”

Welcome To Your Pet Space! N.p., 30 Nov. 2014. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.

 

“Humane Methods of Slaughter Act.” Humane Methods of Slaughter Act | Animal Welfare

Information Center | NAL | USDA. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2017.

 

I, January-February 2017 VOL. 15 NO. “Factory Farms – Are They Good for Consumers?”The Real

Truth – A Magazine Restoring Plain Understanding. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.

 

“Illinois Hog Farm Will Pay Fines over Manure Spill.” The State Journal. The State Journal-Register,

20 Dec. 2011. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.

 

“Inhumane Practices on Factory Farms.” Inhumane Practices on Factory Farms | Animal Welfare

Institute. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

 

“Keep Hormones and Antibiotics Off The Menu.” Healthy Child Healthy World. N.p., n.d. Web. 23

Jan. 2017.

 

“Last Chance for Animals – Home.” Last Chance for Animals – Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

 

LastWeekTonight. “Chickens: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO).” YouTube. YouTube, 17

May 2015. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.

The host, John Oliver, gives the American people the glimpse of how chickens and factory farmers are treated. Also, he shows some clips of farmers who are living under poverty the line and unfairly treated from the meat company. The meat industries are so competitive that they rank the chicken by how big they are. Therefore, chicken are forced to lived inside a room, crowded by thousands chickens.

 

Leader, Jessica. “9 Facts About Factory Farming That Will Break Your Heart (GRAPHIC PHOTOS).”

The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.

 

“Leather and Factory Farming.” PETA. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

The article “Leather and factory farming” tells how cows are being treated at factory farm facilities. They are marked with needles and burned without any painkillers. They also get their horns removed without any pain killer. How’s are given hormones antibiotics that can harm humans in long term. There poops are also extremely flammable which is bad for the environment.

 

“Meat and the Environment.” PETA. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

 

“Mercy For Animals Slams Tyson Over Tortured Chickens.” Tyson Foods: Legacy of Animal Abuse.

N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2017.

 

“North American Meat Institute.” North American Meat Institute. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.

 

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“Other Health Risks of the Meat Industry.” PETA. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

 

“Painfully Aware: The Effects of Dissonance on Attitudes toward Factory Farming.”Faunalytics. N.p.,

n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

 

“Panera Steps Up for Animals!” ASPCA. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

This article contrasts Panera Bread with many other large-scale chain restaurants in the way

they are against factory farming and talks about what they are doing to address factory farming,

more specifically chicken cruelty. They discuss how while many fast food restaurants have a

disregard for the quality of their meat and the lives of the animals,  while Panera Bread is

holding a higher standard for their meat suppliers.

 

“Pollution (Water, Air, Chemicals).” Pollution (Water, Air, Chemicals) | Food Empowerment

Project. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2017.

 

“Slow Movement.” Slow Food Fits the Slow Movement. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2017.

 

“The High Price of Cheap Meat: The Damaging Effects of Factory Farming.” Factory Farming: The

Environment. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2017.

 

“The Worst Abuses in Factory Farming.” The Worst Abuses in Factory Farming. N.p., n.d. Web. 18

Jan. 2017.

The article “The Fishing Industry” on animalfreedom.org details the treatment of fish and the

marine ecosystem from the mass farming of fish. It discusses both how many fish that are either

too small and other marine animals that are useless to humans are harmed by the fish farming

and for no reason. It talks about the methods of fish farming and how it also has a horrible effect

on the ecosystem and it messes with the sea floor. This is a viable source because it has a clear

author and many other articles that are written by that author.

“What Is Factory Farming?” What Is Factory Farming? N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.

Every chicken in factory farming experience a lifetime of suffering in those few weeks. They are

confined inside a house which chickens are crowded with other chickens. Those chicken grow

at three times their normal size. As a result, many are unable to balance, some die unable to lift

themselves to reach for food and water. Chickens are forced to grow them as quickly as

possible due to mass of consumers.

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