Because of protracted time spent in such awful conditions, the lifestyles of production creatures are as bad, if not worse, than the animals raised for slaughter. The focus is on profit — by minimizing the amount of time and space it takes to obtain animal goods, profit is maximized.
To maintain milk production, legumes have to be repeatedly and repeatedly artificially inseminated. After arrival, the calves are removed from their mothers in 24-72 hours. The sooner, the better as the association between mothers and their calves strengthen over time and the separation is extremely stressful for both creatures. Milk that is created for your calf is harvested for human consumption and also the calves are fed a powdered milk replacement. Calves born of dairy cows are used for different functions depending on their sex. Ladies begin their lives as dairy cows in 13 months old. Males are slaughtered for veal within anywhere from just a couple of hours old up to 4 weeks old. The veal industry is an immediate by-product of the dairy industry.
While a cow’s normal lifespan could exceed 20 decades, most dairy cows are murdered by age 4 and marketed as beef. The lifespan of a milk cow prior to slaughter depends on it’s ability to produce milk.
Chickens are selectively bred, possibly for egg production or beef ingestion. Ladies become egg-laying hens while men chicks are unworthy for egg production and can’t be used for meat production in order that they are killed immediately following hatching. Egg laying hens are kept in small, overcrowded cages, occasionally with so little room that the creature can’t even turn around. Cage free cows are usually kept in large warehouses that are so crowded that the animals are debeaked to prevent cannibalism in the flock.
Commercial egg producers sometimes practice forced molting on whole flocks of cows. Forced molting is achieved by removing food and hungry cows for 1-2 weeks and also sometimes includes water deprivation. This results in better egg quality with only a slight reduction in the quantity of these eggs produced.
While hens can live for more than 10 decades, egg laying hens are redeemed between the age of 2-2.5 years old because this is when egg production begins to decline.
There are a number of ways in which our culture exploits and tortures creatures, from animal testing into the use of furs and leather. There are a number of resources in the end of this post so that you can do your own research and come to your own conclusions.
Irrespective of concerns over animal cruelty in factory outlets, there’s another issue at hand when considering animal welfare. If we be treating animals as commodities in any respect? As people, do we reserve the right to work with animals as we please? Many vegans feel that we shouldn’t. We no longer should rely on animals for food or clothing, so it does look counter-intuitive to continue to place our cravings, appetites, and needs ahead of the lifestyles and well-being of other living creatures. This issue is one where folks have a tendency to either concur or disagree and it is often very tricky to sway someone to agree with your viewpoint. It’s something that deserves a bit of research and time spent to decide where you stand on the matter.