The conditions of animal farming are often something that is misinterpreted by many people. Many people will say that animals are kept in dark cramped conditions without enough space to move.
This is not the reality. In the UK, all of our meat has to be kept to a very high standard while the animal is alive, anything with the little red tractor on it has met these standards.
I have worked on a sheep farm so I think that I have a fairly justified view on the reality of farming and photo evidence (which is currently on my laptop, not my phone). Animals are actually kept in fields where possible and there is always enough grass and food for each animal.
The only exception to this, is if there is an issue with a certain animal or during lambing season for example. These animals will be kept in smaller pens in barns in order to (especially in case of an injury) prevent animals from making themselves worse, to ensure a fast recovery.
Animal ‘activists’ will go into these hospital barns and claim that they are the reality. They are not, they are simply just a small stage which is saving the lives of animals.
May I also point out that when the animals are killed for their meat, they are not barbarically killed. Funny enough, if you think it through logically, this would affect the quality of the meat and also, again in the UK the RSPCA go into these places and inspect them, if the animals were not being killed in a humane way they would shut them down.
Just think it through logically. If anyone wanted to make money, they would have to keep animals to a good standard or no one would buy the meat and therefore, no money would be made. And anyway, UK= high standards.
Also, now that I am on the subject of farm animal welfare, it has recently been announced that the government is scrapping the code for the welfare of farm animals, starting with the poultry sector. Can I just say that this is a bad move. The welfare of those animals is now resting on those who want their meat. While yes they want good meat, they will definitely be doing everything on the cheap. Which does not mean that the animals will be getting a good quality of life.
It has been said that the punishments for mistreatment of animals will still remain the same. Who knows? The UK is a country that is recognised for standing up for the welfare of all animals, and personally, I think it’s good at the moment. However, this could be the beginning of a slippery slope. There is a fine balance of good treatment and poor treatment. While I am currently for the farming of animals, it is only if they are being treated properly.
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