An argument against factory farming

The world becomes a sad place when we allow animals to be factory-farmed, treating them inhumanely to be used for our pleasure. Yes, hogs are mentally inferior to humans but that gives us no right to force these horrible conditions on them. God made humans to have dominion over animals, with the proof in Genesis 1:26. Therefore, it is my opinion that we are supposed to protect animals in the same manner as we would protect a small child. Rush Limbaugh makes the argument that factory farming is acceptable because it is positive for economic growth. However, as in various cases greed is the source of many evils. The idea of bigger and better things and the extra dollar ultimately molds societys morals. People like Limbaugh who advocate factory farming for economic growth and, at the same time, argue that cruelty to animals is wrong are showing inconsistencies in their reasoning. It is hard to be on both sides of the spectrum. One cannot be liberal and conservative or pro-choice and pro-life, so how is it possible that one can advocate the cruelty to animals while at the same time disapproving it? The value of a dollar is shown in the morals of these people — that it is justifiable to do wrong as long as it pays well. The priorities of such people are in the wrong order. Economic growth is not a reason for us to abuse these animals, we must respect them, just as we, ideally, must respect all of Gods creatures. Limbaugh also argues that animals have no language or intelligence. It is true that we cannot communicate to hogs through the means by which we communicate to other humans however, they are able to relay certain messages to other hogs, which shows a type of language. Some animal rights activists believe that just because animals do not have the same language as people that they have none. It is apparent that many people believe that because animals cannot communicate with humans t…

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