Factory farming should be banned
Can you imagine spending your whole life in a age? This is the reality that animals face daily on a factory farm. Factory farming needs to be stopped. This should be a serious concern because animals from factory farming can harm human health, it also harms the environment and it is not an ethical way to treat the animals.
The first reason why factory farming should be banned is that it can cause health issues for people who eat them. According to Gale (2013), “[a]ntibiotics have been used by industrial animal producers for many years  to prevent animals housed … from getting sick and to help them grow more quickly.” The owner of these companies want to decrease loss by giving animals antibiotics to prevent them from dying. These animals can harm the health of the human eating them. “People can become infected with antibiotic bacteria from a variety of resources… [such as] meat or other foods … if not properly cooked [and] workers who have contact with animals at factory farms…” (Gale, 2013). The fact that there are chances for people to get sick from their most desired foods shows how bad these factory farming can be. Health will be a great issue if people do not take action soon. Not only will factory farming harm human health, but it will also harm the environment.
Furthermore, factory farming can also be very dangerous for the environment. Gale (2013) states, “...the livestock industry accounts for 80% of the greenhouse gas emission, while the methane produced by cattle and their manure has a global warming effect equivalent to that of 33 million automobiles.” By working together to stop factory farming, people can save their environment. They will also have a cleaner air to breath and a much healthier society. “Residents who live near factory farms are affected through the toxins that contaminate the air and their drinking water which lead to eye irritation, chronic asthma, bronchitis, diarrhea, severe headaches, nausea, spontaneous abortions, birth defects, infant death, and viral and bacterial disease outbreaks” (Gale, 2013). Not only will factory farming affect the environment but it will also cause health issues for people living near it. Live facts on health issues can convince the government to limit and ban factory farming. Not only will the people and environment be affected by it, but the animals are also not treated properly.
Finally, almost no factory farming has a reasonable and humane way of treating the animals. “...a 2001 article in the The Washington Post titled ‘They Die Piece by Piece’ described a grisly reality inside slaughterhouses in which animals reached processing stations and were cut, skinned, or scalded while they were still clearly conscious” (Gale, 2013). It is horrifying to know the fact that the processed food that we eat today are once animals that are processed alive. The ignorance of the companies have caused the suffering of these poor animals. Gale (2013) writes,...