When going out to eat and look at your juicy and thick T-bone steak what do you think about this stuff? When staring at that gorgeous mink coat in the department store what’s going through your mind? When you learn that cigarette smoke generates cancer in lab animals what’s the first thing coming to your mind? Chances are that in any of these cases you weren’t thinking about how this particular animal suffered when fattened up, how painful the trap was, which caught this mink and the conditions those poor lab animals had to endure to develop cancer. The vast majority of folks don’t think about this stuff at all. Nevertheless, in this review, you’ll be enlightened on the pain as well as suffering of animals in several different industries and you’ll also be given an opportunity to hear from the other side of this matter.
The animal food industry appears to be one of the greatest culprits of animal suffering. It’s an industry in which folks have a tendency to block out or even ignore the animal mistreatment. It’s carried out by simply disassociating oneself with the direct harm and also ignoring the indirect harm. For instance, let’s see how pigs are getting on under these circumstances.
Obviously, pigs are quite intelligent animals. They’re even capable of showing affection. Pigs boast extremely good senses of smell, so, that’s why pigs have been employed as hunting animals. Unfortunately, this normal behavior is totally disrupted in the food industry. Pigs are taken to slaughter when they’re approximately twenty-four weeks old and weighting up to 220 pounds. These animals are normally mass-caged into groups, consisting of other pigs of the same age and sex. It can provoke excessive aggressiveness in the animals because of the stifling of the natural social orders, accomplished though mixing. Because of inactivity in cages, pigs get bored and do things such as gnawing on the bars of the cage or on the body parts of other animals. Factory owners try to remedy it by doing such things as cutting off a piglet's tail right after its birth.
Besides this, we should highlight so-called gender specific cruelty. In order to reduce aggressiveness, male pigs get castrated. Unfortunately, in most cases it’s carried out without anesthetic. It’s a practice observed in other divisions of the farm industry too.
Pigs kept in cages in factories face a high rate of disease as well as physical problems, ranging from respiratory diseases to broken or lame legs.
When going out to eat and look at your juicy and thick T-bone steak what do you think about this stuff? When staring at that gorgeous mink coat in the department store what’s going through your mind? When you learn that cigarette smoke generates cancer in lab animals what’s the first thing coming to your mind? Chances are that in any of these cases you weren’t thinking about how this