- You inflict cruel treatment when you purchase or otherwise support chicken, cow, pig, fish, or other products; probably beyond what you currently imagine, even if you buy free-ranged products.
- Heavy use of drugs and chemicals in factory farms is a catalyst for bacteria evolution against anti-biotics, hurting modern medicine. This is a very serious problem that has been discussed in many of my biochemistry classes; I was even assigned to write a paper about MRSA, a dangerous infection that you probably have heard of which originated in over-crowded pig farms.
- A moral system that allows for supporting the mistreatment of animals is self-contradictory, regardless of if you base those morals on religion or philosophical logic. Please, if you disagree, spend twenty minutes reading 'All Animals Are Equal', an essay by philosopher Peter Singer. Please direct any philosophical counter-arguments to me, I love a good philosophical debate!!