Hi, need to submit a 1750 words paper on the topic Ethical Decisions in Farming Business. Of late it has traveled from wildlife hunting for food, clothing, and fuel to industrialization of animal agriculture.
In recent years there has been a resurgence of awareness and concern about the hidden nature of industrial capitalist food production. Animal agriculture globally is affecting the earth, human health, the environment, the quality of rural life, and the animals themselves in many ways. Today animal products are supplied to distant markets and animal agriculture has reduced the nature and animals to nothing more than vehicles of profit or money-making machines. Morals and ethics have been replaced by the motive to maximize profits. Besides, animal farming has found to be unsustainable as nitrates have been found in drinking water (Hodges, 2003). Such claims necessitated research into the current position to determine how exactly mankind or the industrial corporations could introduce ethics in animal agriculture like any other business.
Research of current literature has been undertaken through online scholarly sources including published journal articles. These journals quote from various renowned ethicists and animal liberationists like Peter Singer amongst others. Streams of literature on ethics, on human health, conditions in farms, particularly in Australia, and literature from other countries, have been considered. All sources used have been properly cited.
Research reveals that animal agriculture is unethical as it produces unhealthy food. Significant historical and social upheavals after World War II woke up the agricultural scientists and the government officials when the public was supplied with cheap and plentiful food for various reasons. Land diminution, lack of trained people in agriculture coupled with technological advancements, and economies of scale led to the rapid industrialization of animal agriculture (Rollin, 2002). While the number of trained people, declined, the number of animals produced increased.