When people look at the meat they are about to eat, they don’t often think about where it came from. “Factory farming now accounts for more than 99 percent of all farmed animals raised and slaughtered in the United States.” That being said, factory farming may be one of the worst things to hit earth. Not only is it the number one contributor to greenhouse gasses but it is inhuman and extremely unsanitary.
These animals are living in filthy prisons hidden from the public’s eye. Genetically deformed animals pumped full of antibiotics are crammed together living on top of their feces, urine, and dead brothers and sisters building viruses and diseases. Their captures show no mercy and will literally torture them. They are slaughtered by machines that routinely don’t get the job done and leave the poor pig, cow, chicken, or turkey seriously injured with a prolonged excruciating death.
Why does this happen? Americans want cheap meat. At what point does our desire for something that tastes good out way the extreme negatives that come with it.
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer