Eating Animals : The Cost Is Sickening Essay

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Eating Animals: The Cost is Sickening: An Annotated Bibliography
Angelova, Kamelia. "13 Stunning Facts About The Rise Of Industrial Meat Farming In America." Business Insider. Business Insider, Inc, 27 Jan. 2011. Web. 24 Sept. 2015. .
Kamelia Angelova’s “13 Stunning Facts about The Rise of Industrial Meat Farming in America” was a look at thirteen facts, which truly shined light the explosive growth of factory farming in America. Angelova points out that between 1997 and 2007, every day, factory farms added: 4,600 hogs, 650 (dairy) cows, and 1,100 beef cattle. During the same time period, factory farms added 5,800 broiler chickens, an hour! These statistics show the rapid production at which animals are being added to the factory farming system, further worsening the negative externalities associated with factory farming, including widespread disease, and/or the over-use of antibiotics. These statistics were particularly helpful in understanding just how quickly thousands of animals were added to factory farming, in a span of just 10 years. This strengthens my thesis that the foods we eat are actually making us sick. Not only that, but with factory farming processes, it is able to produce food that could possibly make us sick, but at a much faster rate. These facts, paired with the fact that hundreds or thousands or traditional family farmers are being replaced by this factory farm system, this (factory farming) problem is out of control, and has the possibility to be a…

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