Motherless Meat

Factory farming is a process that not only does an incredible amount of damage to the environment, but is also unethical due to the horrifying treatment of the animals involved. They lead short, painful lives in unpleasantly unhygienic conditions that would disgust any reasonable person. The process of factory farming does damage to the environment in a variety of different ways, the most significant of which is the production of large amounts of greenhouse gasses. The effects that this has had on the ozone layer and the process of global climate change have been significantly impactful and harmful on a large scale. Furthermore, the antibiotics and hormones and other drugs and chemicals that the factory farm animals are exposed to do not simply vanish after they are killed and butchered for their meat. We, the consumers, consume them along with the delicious juicy meat we love to enjoy. And the demand for meat across the world will only continue to grow as time goes by. The increased popularity of meat free diets is insignificant when compared to the clear trend towards higher amounts of meat being eaten in places where there previously was not a high demand for the products. As people across the world, particularly in less developed nations, have experienced an increase in the amount of money they are able to spend, many of them have been able to afford to purchase meat in quantities that would have not been possible before. This alone would put an increased …