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Animal production as a means for food and clothing has long been a practice that humans have performed for thousands of years Today more than ever the issue on whether or not conduct of mistreatment is actively occurring in agriculture is passionately being debated Those that oppose animal cruelty protest the destructive means of production at a cost of millions of animals each year Some of the processes that slaughter houses animal protectionists say are unnecessary On the other hand corporations who own the agricultural industry say that the animals are not being mistreated Today many laws are in effect to help minimize the cruelty and abuse of animals in production In this essay the examination of one animal protectionists will be evaluated Peter Singer author of Animal Liberation emphasizes the importance of animal realization and the notion that humans are not the only ones on this planet deserves life and liberty Singer claims that morality requires that we all become vegetarians The fact that animals suffer for the benefit of humans is exemplified in Singers work The animal upside down with ruptured joints and often a broken leg twists frantically in pain and terror so that it must be gripped by the neck or have a clamp inserted in its nostrils to enable the slaughterer to kill the animal in a single stroke Singer p 154 Whether this is right or wrong can not be answered It is ultimately up to the person in question and the basis of their moral values Singer has several arguments that he offers for why we should not eat meat This includes the support to stop inhumane slaughtering of farm animals the saving of land to use for growing crops to feed impoverished countries instead of rearing farm animals and the squandering of land ranging in the prairie lands to tropical forests Singer claims that the general public is being misled on
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