Factory farming defined
Intensive animal farming or industrial livestock production, also called factory farming, is a modern form of intensive farmingthat refers to the keeping of livestock, such as cattle, poultry (including in "battery cages") and fish at higher stocking densities than is usually the case with other forms of animal agriculture—a practice typical in industrial farming by agribusinesses. The main products of this industry are meat, milk and eggs for human consumption. There are issues regarding whether factory farming is sustainable and ethical.
Why we use factory farming
Factory farming allows agriculturalist the ability to farm large amounts of animals in a small area of growth, this makes it possible to cut down on the amount of pasture land a farmer needs in order to raise the maximum output of animals. It also allows the farmers to watch the animals more effectivly, preventing disease from spreading to the herd by culling out the sick animals before they are allowed to spread the disease. This increases profit, decreases the amount of animals lost to predators, accidents and lack of supervision.
Downsides to factory farming
Factory farming removes the animal from its natural state, this causes a poorer taste in meat, an increase in smell and does not allow the animals the correct excercise that is necessary. These reasons affect the public view of factory farming, and some groups such as peta are lobbying aginst factory farming, but it is a necessity to keep meat prices at the rate they are and allow for the farmers to make a living raising their animals.
What we can to to help the factory farming industry
A conversation must be started to show the public that factory farming is not the evil process it is viewed as, the agricultualists need to represent the industry in a way that proves that the people trying to get the process shut down