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TEDx: Animal Factories And The Abuse Of Power

Shameful.

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Hits: 6779 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 1.8 | Category: Technology | Date: 02/10/2012
 
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viperjason
Male, 18-29, Western US
 67 Posts
Monday, February 13, 2012 3:25:03 PM
if you want animals treated right, then vote with your dollars. If you buy the cheapest eggs possible without paying attention to how they are produced, then you are directly supporting it.

You can choose with your money. We dont need more laws which always make it harder for smaller producers.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16954 Posts
Saturday, February 11, 2012 7:56:26 PM
grindinblade: I don't know where you got the 80% antibiotic use statistic, but if it keeps meat from getting tainted and sickening people then it`s worth it, these animals live rather short lives, a few years, It`s doubtful that any bacteria could survive long enough to adapt and spread. Even if one did the USDA has quarantine procedures to eliminate any possibility of further contamination.

grindinblade
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 229 Posts
Saturday, February 11, 2012 3:55:46 PM
@CrakrJak I agree that there we shouldn't compare farm animals to pets, they aren`t even close to the same. However, industrial farming like this requires animals to receive lots of antibiotics. Over 80% of antibiotics used are for farm animals (around 20% of antibiotic usage is for humans). This widespread use is only setting us to form super bugs that are resistant to antibiotics and will cause us a lot of health problems in the future. Compound this with pharma companies not developing any new antibiotics due to the extended patent times of existing drugs and we could see a lot of problems when the next major pandemic occurs.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16954 Posts
Saturday, February 11, 2012 1:27:54 AM
We don't have these type of pens out here, I`ve never seen pigs, chickens, cows, turkeys or other meat animals housed this way. Perhaps that`s because we have a lot more wide open land here in the Midwest or perhaps the FFA teaches better practices than the ones in this video.

However, I`m not going to shed a tear over a chicken, pig, or cow. Farm animals are not pets and trying to equate them with cats and dogs for fundraising purposes is just wrong.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12153 Posts
Saturday, February 11, 2012 1:09:20 AM
They should ban these practices, but also need to add a retail certification of welfare score, so that consumers can be aware why they should buy humane domestic products over intensively raised imports.

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