What's wrong with factory farming?
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© The Author 2014.Factory farming continues to grow around the world as a low-cost way of producing animal products for human consumption. However, many of the practices associated with intensive animal farming have been criticized by public health professionals and animal welfare advocates. The aim of this essay is to raise three independent moral concerns with factory farming, and to explain why the practices associated with factory farming flourish despite the cruelty inflicted on animals and the public health risks imposed on people. I conclude that the costs of factory farming as it is currently practiced far outweigh the benefits, and offer a few suggestions for how to improve the situation for animals and people.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1093/phe/phu001
Publication InfoAnomaly, J (2015). What's wrong with factory farming?. Public Health Ethics, 8(3). pp. 246-254. 10.1093/phe/phu001. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/9733.
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
I work mostly on issues at the intersection of ethics and economics, including how we should respond to the under-consumption of vaccines and the over-consumption of antibiotics, and whether the market for biomedical enhancements should be regulated in any way. More generally, my research focuses on collective action problems. I recently co-edited the first major <a href="https://global.oup.com/academic/product/philosophy-politics-and-economics-9780190207311?cc=us&lang=en&a
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