Introduction: What is Animal Suffering from Factory Farms?
In most cases, the animals are kept in large pens or cages. These facilities can be designed to keep the animal’s living conditions comfortable or to prevent it from escaping (which is non-negotiable for cows). In some cases, the animals are given drugs that cause them to grow larger and become more docile.
However, this is not what makes the animals so miserable.
Animals kept in a factory farm system live a life that is considerably different from their natural one. The animals are not living in their natural environment, where they are free to roam on open pasture, swimming in the ocean and catching fish. Their natural lifestyle is replaced by a controlled, unnatural life where they are constantly stressed and malnourished because of their unnatural environment.
In other words, they are not happy. In fact, they are so malnourished and chronically stressed that the animals’ behavior can be described as “manic-depressive” (i.e., the animals may seem calm in certain environments but are actually constantly nervous and moody). And this is why there is a huge amount of suffering in factory farms.
What Are the 3 Most Common Types of Abuse on Farm Animals?
ALCOHOL: If a farmer wants an animal to become more docile, or if he wants the animal to increase the amount of milk that it produces, he will force it to become drunk by giving the animal alcohol. This leads to a horrible death for the animal. The alcohol burns up all of the animal’s internal organs. The farmer will then feed the animal more alcohol, and it will die a slow, painful death.
What are the Worst Practices in Factory Farming? And How are they Prevented?
SLAUGHTER: Animals are often treated inhumanely before they are killed. They have to be hung upside down and half-alive so that they can be slaughtered. The most common method is to chop it’s neck, however there are many other methods, such as shaking its head till it looses consciousness, shooting the animal with a gun into the head or heart so that it dies immediately and does not suffer pain, or choking it to death. Non-animal supporters may say that these methods are necessary because animals are wild and may attack humans in the wild. However, even in the wild, a hunter does not have to chop its neck or shoot it etc. Also killing is much easier for humans than for animals. Animals kill for survival purposes, but humans don’t need to kill for survival purposes. Humans also could be killed by animals when they are hunting or fishing etc. Killing does not prevent the killing of other animals, but it is still wrong. For example, when humans are hunting or fishing etc, they also kill other animals and there is no law against it in order to prevent the killing of other animals.