Animals as Food

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The table is set; each person is carrying a plate of food into the dining room. The plates are steaming; everyone sits down and prepares themselves for what is about to be an amazing meal. It is now time to eat, everyone is enjoying their food, but fails to remember what this food had to go through to get to the table everyone is now sitting around and enjoying themselves. Every form of food goes through some sort of process to get to the point where it is edible for human beings, but not one everyone is aware of. I first became aware of this when I watched the movie “Food Inc.” This movie gives you are real in depth look behind the scenes of what your food goes through before it makes it to the store. The industry that is the biggest culprit of a disguised process is the meat and poultry industry. Their process consists of the alteration of animals, terrible living conditions, and mistreatment of the animals. Food is something everyone loves, but the same cannot be said about the process it goes through. The first part of the devastating process starts with the way the animals are altered. There was a time where the growth of animals was done with no help of enhancement tools, but today that is no longer the case. According to the movie Food Inc. originally a chicken took about 70 days to grow to its full potential, with the help of enhancement tools a chicken can be grown in half the time and end up growing larger then a naturally grown chicken. This process is only a benefit to the growers and company selling the chickens. For us consumers, all we receive is a lower quality product. For the chicken, who unfortunately is the last of anyone’s concerns is feed more then it would normally like, and must consume food items that are ones it would prefer not to have. Chickens are not the only animals this process is used on; across the food industry this is a very…...

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