The Truth About Factory Farms (Translatable)

THE TRUTH ABOUT FACTORY FARMS

 

“Factory Farms” in 2016 will raise (torture) 65 BILLION animals worldwide solely for the sake of around 5.5 billion flesh eating people!  Those 65 Billion defenseless Chickens, Cows and Pigs live their lives trapped in tiny areas, while being fed unnatural grain-based diets of genetically modified corn and soy beans which is a far cry from their normal diet of seeds, green plants, vegetables, fruit, grass, insects and worms.  Their food is full of antibiotics and hormones to maximize their growth in short periods of time for profits.

 

POULTRY

 

40,000+ chickens are trapped in each of these hellish warehouses for their entire lives, never even seeing the sun.

40,000+
Chickens are trapped in each of these hellish warehouses for their entire lives, never even seeing the sun.

490 feet by 45 feet is a typical size of a poultry warehouse giving each full grown chicken 8.5 by 11 inches, the size of a sheet of paper.

490′ x 45′
Is a typical size of a poultry warehouse giving each full grown chicken 8.5 by 11 inches, the size of a sheet of paper.

 

These confined spaces create very high stress for the birds which in turn causes abnormal pecking to both themselves and others resulting in horribly painful injuries that go untreated and festering till death.

 

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260 MILLION
Male chicks are killed each year because they can’t lay eggs.

 

95%
of egg laying hens spend their lives in battery cages.

 

Tiny 18″ wide cages hold 10 hens but each hen has a wing span of over 32″. Imagine being a bird who NEVER is allowed to open its wings which can literally rot off!

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 Young female chicks are “debeaked” to prevent them from stress pecking and cannibalism.  Beaks have many nerves which results in very painful and traumatic experiences.

 

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 Birds which are very clean animals are forced to urinate and defecate on one another causing disease to run ramped.  Many animals die and survivors are forced to live with their rotting dead cage mates to the end.

 

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2 lbs

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OVER 9 LBS!

 

 

Poultry Prisons;

The world’s tens of billions of meat chickens AKA “broilers” grow at a freakishly fast pace.  So fast in fact their legs fail to keep up and are unable to support themselves making it impossible to walk.

 

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Modern broilers spend their short 7 week lives on top piles of their own waste encrusted bedding.

 

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9 billion chickens live and die in these hideous manners every year just to feed 300 million Americans.

9 BILLION
Chickens live and die in these hideous manners every year just to feed 300 million Americans.

 

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55% of chickens found in US supermarkets contained arsenic a known carcinogen.

55%
of chickens found in US supermarkets contained arsenic a known carcinogen.

 

 

LIVESTOCK: COWS

 

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34.2 MILLION
Cows suffer and die in the US meat and dairy industry each year.

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At just 6 – 12 months old
Cattle are moved to feedlots…

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… to be fattened for slaughter.

 

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Calves gain weight on an unnatural diet to reach market weight in as little as 6 months. 

 

1,200 lbs. is “market weight”

1,200 lbs
is “market weight”

 

There’s been a 272% rise in the number of dairy cows in the US, from 2.5 million in 1997 up to 9.3 million in 2008.

Due to toxic drugs and artificial hormones, the average cow today produces 4X more milk than cows in 1950.

  Factory farm operators impregnate via artificial insemination forcing their bodies to produce milk nonstop.

 Cows may be dosed with Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) another unnatural production booster which is the lead cause of mastitis, an extremely painful inflammation of the animals’ udder.

 

2.5 MILLION Dairy cows are slaughtered per year after they can no longer supply milk

2.5 MILLION
Dairy cows are slaughtered per year after they can no longer supply milk

 

24.6 MILLION pounds of antibiotics per year are administered to US livestock just to keep them alive long enough for slaughter.

 

16.5% of cows suffer from mastitis which is one of the lead causes of death in adult dairy cows.

16.5%
of cows suffer from mastitis which is one of the lead causes of death in adult dairy cows.

 

Calves raised for beef are subject to mutilations such as;

DEHORNING

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NO PAIN RELIEF GIVEN!

NO PAIN RELIEF GIVEN!

 

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CASTRATION AND

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BRANDING

Branding requires irons heated up to 900 degrees held against their skin for several agonizing seconds.

 

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Pain relief is not provided even though each procedure is known to cause excruciating pain and extreme fear in the minds of these very mild natured animals.

 

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LIVESTOCK: PIGS

 

116 million pigs are slaughtered each year in US.

116 MILLION
Pigs are slaughtered each year in US.

6 million of those are Mother Pigs “sows”.

6 MILLION
of those are Mother Pigs “sows”.

 

Sows spend their entire lives in metal crates. At just 7′ long x 2′ wide they’re NEVER able to simply turn around or curl up for comfort.

Excruciating stress induced behaviors, such as chewing on steel bars is common.

Like all female factory farmed animals, sows are impregnated over and over again artificially, this cycle lasts up to 4 years.

 

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 The floors have slats so the manure can fall through.  This design exposes the sows to high levels of ammonia and respiratory disease is a frequent occurrence.

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Once their bodies give out they are sent to slaughter.

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Piglets are torn from their distraught Mothers only 10 days after birth.

 

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 Like cows, piglets also undergo a series of horrible mutilations, such as;

TAIL CLIPPING

 

AGAIN NO PAIN RELIEF!

AGAIN NO PAIN RELIEF!

 

 TEETH TRIMMING AND

 

TAKE JUST ONE SECOND TO IMAGINE HOW THIS FEELS AND CASTRATION

TAKE JUST ONE SECOND TO IMAGINE HOW THIS FEELS!

 

 

 

 AND CASTRATION

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Farmers cut chunks of their ears just for “ID purposes”

Farmers cut chunks of their ears just for “ID purposes”

 

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These torturous and barbaric acts are usually done with common house hold tools and always without pain killers.

Farms all over North America ship piglets AKA “feeder pigs” to Corn Belt states such as Illinois and Indiana for “growing” or “finishing”.

They travel in all weather extremes for thousands of miles.

Pigs freeze to death in winter and die of heat exhaustion in summer.

 

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1 MILLION DIE
Each year in transportation alone.

 

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By the time the survivors reach their destination nearly HALF A MILLION are crippled and nearly all are sick.  After which, the pigs spend their entire lives in extremely crowded pens.

 

6 months to “market weight”, 275 lbs.

6 MONTHS
to “market weight”, 275 lbs.

 

 Note:  Pigs are highly intelligent creatures, smarter than dogs and 3 year old children!

 

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Like most animals pigs have complex emotions and it’s well known they feel just as much pain as you do.

 

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1,000 pigs are killed per hour.

1,000
Pigs are killed per hour.

 

 Due to the high kill rate, deaths are painful and inhumane.

 

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When they reach their scalding hot water baths most are usually still alive because of improper stunning methods.

 

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Hot water baths soften the skin and remove hair to prepare them for butcher.

 

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Note:  We only touched on three types of animals here, there are many more other factory farmed animals that have similar if not more alarming facts.

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

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400
Different types of gases are generated by factory farms.

 

 Factory Farms account for 38% of methane (CH4) emissions.

 

500 million tons of manure is produced by animal feeding operations every year.

500 MILLION TONS
of manure is produced by animal feeding operations every year.

2 billion+ lbs. of nitrogen from manure produced by dairy cows go into the ground per year.

2 BILLION+ lbs
of nitrogen from manure produced by dairy cows go into the ground per year.

130 times more waste is produced by animals raised for food than the entire human population combined.

130X MORE WASTE
is produced by animals raised for food than the entire human population combined.

50% of water in US goes to animals raised for food.

50% of water
in US goes to animals raised for food.

 

67% of water near poultry farms and 31% of water near pig farms contained antibiotics.

35,000 miles of river in 22 states are polluted by waste from animal agriculture.

 

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Tyson Foods Inc. ranks 2nd largest polluter of US waterways.

 

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Parent Company Total 2010-2014 Pounds
Released to Water
AK Steel Holding Corp 107,246,494
***Tyson Foods Inc.104,468,732
US Dept. of Defense 63,335,653
Cargill Inc. 50,405,770
US Steel Corp 48,820,613
Koch Industries Inc. 34,247,944
Du Pont 32,678,184
McCain Foods USA Inc. 27,575,809
BASF Corp 27,131,378
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp 27,052,625
United Global Foods 26,211,884
Phillips 66 Co 23,741,948
International Paper Co 17,791,850
Exxon Mobil Corp 15,363,763
Like all meat corps, water pollution from Tyson comes from fertilizer used to grow feed for animals and the manure they produce. Much of the pollution is from Tyson’s processing facilities and it includes animal waste and waste products which are nitrate compounds, all stored in large open air lagoons or “cesspools” which are hidden from the public. In high concentrations, nitrates in drinking water can hinder a body’s ability to carry enough oxygen to cells, causing severe health problems for infants and people with bad immune systems. In the environment it can lead to massive algae blooms which take away oxygen in water causing “dead zones”.

 

 Less than half of factory farms have permits to drain waste from their cesspools but 3/4’s contribute to pollution, unregulated.

And all are largely exempt from standard water and air pollution regulations.

These cesspools are several footballs fields in length and up to 20′ deep.  All are prone to leaks most of which ends up in the public drinking water supply.

 

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7 million gallons of liquefied manure, urine, blood, animal parts, antibiotics, poisonous chemicals, deadly bacteria, and hormones fill each cesspool built for 1,000 cows.

7 MILLION GALLONS
of liquefied manure, urine, blood, animal parts, antibiotics, poisonous chemicals, deadly bacteria, and hormones fill each cesspool built for 1,000 cows.

 

Fiesteria, a microscopic organism that feeds off of phosphorus and nitrogen found in manure is a lethal toxin that is harmful to both humans and fish.

 In 1991, 1 BILLION fish were killed by fiesteria in Neuse River, North Carolina alone.

 

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In 1999, when hurricane Floyd hit North Carolina at least 5 manure lagoons burst and approximately 47 were completely flooded.

 

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In 2005, manure spilled from a ruptured tank on a 3,000 head dairy farm in upstate New York.  The 3 million gallons of cow manure poured into the Black River, just this spill is estimated to have killed 250,000 fish.

 

$35 billion annual cost of environmental damage caused by industrial farming.

$35 BILLION
Annual cost of environmental damage caused by industrial farming.

 

 

HUMAN HEALTH

 

 

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Factory farm byproducts are of concern to human health;

- Heavy metals

– Pathogenic bacteria (E-coli, salmonella, Listeria viruses, protozoa, and worms)

- Volatile gases

 

Respiratory problems among factory farm workers;

– Chronic bronchitis

- Occupational asthma

- Organic Dust Toxic Syndrome

 

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170 odors from different chemicals come from factory farms.

170 odors
From different chemicals come from factory farms.

 

These odors cause;

- Respiratory disease

- Diarrhea

- Depression

- Violent behavior

- Nausea

- Vomiting

- Headache

- Insomnia

- Coughing

- Appetite loss

- Irritation to the eyes, nose and throat

 

1 in 5 pig farmers has and spreads the methicillin – resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection, which now kills more Americans than AIDS each year.

 

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ANIMAL FEED

 

Under current US agriculture policy, the government provides substantial subsidies to farmers who produce grains, particularly corn and soybeans. The cheap, protein rich, genetically modified corn and soybean base gets animals to market weight faster.

 

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6 lbs of Feed
For every 1 lb. of weight gain.

 

In order to meet the high demand for grain, large corn and soy monocultures have replaced many smaller farms, which rely on the heavy use of pesticides AKA “Roundup”.

 

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These pesticides and GMO “Roundup Ready” crops are all made by Monsanto.

Along with creating rBGH, Monsanto is responsible for poisoning millions of acres of farm land, which in turn produce cancer causing crops that make billions of animals and people sick.

 

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Naturally cows aren’t built to digest grains.  Their multi-chambered digestive tracks are best suited to digest the cellulose in grass.  Cows raised on grain develop severe health problems including liver abscesses, bloat and sudden death syndrome.

 

 

What’s in Animal Feed?

 

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EXCESSIVE GRAINS
Fed to animals who were made to eat grass.

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PLASTIC PELLETS
Fed to animals as fake “roughage” because their unnatural factory diets lack natural fiber.

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ANIMAL BYPRODUCTS
Feathers, skin, blood and intestines from slaughtered animals along w/ euthanized cats, dogs, and road kills.

Turning animals into cannibals!

MEAT FROM THEIR OWN SPECIES
Turning animals into cannibals!

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Toxic GMOs 50% of Soy and 60% of Corn
Produced in the US are used in animal feed.

260 million acres of US Forests have been cleared for cropland to produce feed for animals raised for food.

260 MILLION
Acres of US Forests have been cleared for cropland to produce feed for animals raised for food.

 

Above is an aerial of Kansas’s cropland.

If we actually ate the food we feed to farmed animals we wouldn’t need to grow anywhere near as much.  We could stop destroying the environment and permanently eliminate world hunger.

 

14,400 acres of rain forest is needlessly destroyed EVERYDAY just to clear land to be used for growing food for factory farms.

14,400 Acres
of rain forest is needlessly destroyed EVERYDAY just to clear land to be used for growing food for factory farms.

 

 

NO TO FACTORY FARMS

 

FACT:  1 LB OF BEEF IS EQUAL TO

 

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2,500 Gallons
of water, that’s like not showering for 6 months.

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55 square feet
of rain forest, that equals 55 square feet for every 1 lb. of beef.

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180 lbs. of CO2
16 lbs. of grain and it take 25 gallons of water to produce 1 lb. of wheat.

 

 

If every American skipped 1 meal of chicken per week and instead ate a meat free option, it would be like taking 500,000 cars off the road.

 

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Imagine if everyone ate plant based food 100% of the time.

 

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1/3 of Fossil Fuels
and of all raw materials used in the US a full one third are devoted to raising animals for food.

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STOP THIS SATANIC MADNESS! REALIZE THE GROUP BEHIND IT SEEKS THE SAME KIND OF HELL FOR YOU AND YOURS!

 

Begin opening your mind to feel a deeper sense of belonging to this beautiful planet.  Experience those rare, heartwarming and healing waves of human compassion by adopting a meat free life style.  Do it for your health, the environment and of course our friends, the animals.

 

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