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ENG101: College Writing (Murphy-Poulin): Home


Welcome to the ENG101 College Writing Research Guide.  This guide will help you to identify resources that will help you with your annotated bibliography.

What is Factory Farming?

Cow in Osterley ParkEach year in the United States nearly 10 billion animals- chickens, turkeys, pigs, cows, and more- are raised and killed for our food, according to the Humane Society of the United States.

Not only to they routinely endure terrible abuses on factory farms, but factory farms can devastate our environment and rural communities.

Factory farms are often called CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations). These operations routinely subject animals to terrible abuses before sending them to slaughter.

According the the United States Department of Agriculture, 2.47 million cattle were slaughtered since June 2014. In addition, 35,200 calves, 9.43 million hogs, 193,900 sheep, 193,900 lambs were also slaughtered in that time frame. 

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