posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 04:08 PM
reply to post by SprocketUK
I get that it will fatten faster but the animal still needs to grow to adult size first - a couple of years usually. We do have grain feeding
facilities here downunder too. Grain fed beef is grown for the taste, not the speed at which it fattens though. You can also feed the same animal
grass based foods - silage which is like a pickled grass and hay. Both of these foods will make an animal fatten faster as well and are totally
A cow's stomach can not actually digest corn believe it or not - when a cow excretes it is normal to see a lot of whole undigested corn kernels in
it's pooh. In fact in some factory farms the vile and penny pinching process of filtering out said corn kernels out of the cow dung and feeding it to
pigs is common practise - I kid you not!
Fattening animals all about calories and expended energy, just like in humans. This is why the factory farms are forcing the animals into miserable
conditions in holding pens - to stop the animals from moving and using energy so they will get fat faster. The hormone fed grain food is high calorie
and full of growth hormones to make the animal grow unnaturally.
Just because we can use these processes to make and animal ready for slaughter faster does not mean we should. I am no vegetarian, but I for one
believe that any animal that I eat should have lead as natural as possible existence before ending on my table. Cheaper price at the supermarket
usually means that the animal has been mistreated in it's life.
Whether it be GMO salmon, grainfed beef, barn raised poultry or stall raised pork / veak we all should be avoiding it for two reasons; The end product
is full of unnatural things and the poor animal has not lived a healthy and natural life. Animals really do have emotions and they do get depressed
especially happens when they are confined and made to live in an environment that is not natural to them. What people are actually eating when they
eat the abovementioned foods is a plate of misery. Misery from the animals life and misery in your own because those hormones and unnatural things are
piling up in your body and doing unnatural things to you too. We are what we eat after all and the same goes for the meat you eat - it is what it was
Remember all of this next time you go to the supermarket and hum and ha over whether to buy the cheaper meat or the dearer one that says it is free
range or grassfed. If the market demands a better product, it will force the industry to change it's ways.