There are many myths about agriculture, today we are going to talk about a myth that is commonly heard about factory farming. The myth states “Farm animals are routinely raised on factory farms, confined in crowded, unventilated cages and sheds.” This is a myth. The truth is that the animals in factory farms are kept in barns and similar housing, to protect their health and welfare. Being housed protects these animals from diseases, bad weather, extreme climates, and predators. Housing makes it easier for farmers to care for both healthy and sick animals. It also makes breeding and birth less stressful, and protects young animals. Today’s housing is designed to fit the animals’ specific needs, for example fresh water and a nutritional balanced diet. Housing is designed to allow farmers to provide the best care for their animals. So, next time you see a video talking badly and spreading myths about factory farming, do a little research before you come to a conclusion on what is and is not true.
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