factory farming

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this speech is about factory farming and how it needs to be banned.

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The debate on whether or not factory farming should be banned has gained momentum, especially with the growing activism against mistreatment of animals. Factory farming can be described as the practice of rearing livestock in confinement, usually at high stock density farming. According to Foer (35) it is animal rearing practice that is geared towards commercial practices in a typical agribusiness sector.  There are different products of factory farming including metal, milk, and eggs that are in high demand and that have motivated more and more people to enter into the practice.  Factory farming is also preferred because unlike other animal rearing practices, it comes with the advantage of high output, low cost, and high profits because of economies of scale.  It has been facilitated by improvement of modern machinery, improved biotechnology practices and growing world trade that increase demand for factor farming products.  However, factory farming has received a lot of criticism regarding the sustainability and ethicality of the practice. Factory farming has been criticized for cruelty to animals, health effect on consumers, and pollution. Although factory farming is preferred because of higher profits, lower production cost, and economies of scale, it has many disadvantages and therefore it should be banned.