Factory Farming By kai williamson 7e

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Image Bibliography:

Overcrowding of turkeys found 2011, Photograph, Wikimedia Commons, accessed 14 March 2017, <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Overcrowding_of_turkeys_found_during_an_undercover_investigation_at_a_factory_farm_in_North_Carolina_owned_by_Butterball._02.jpg>.

Hog confinement barn interior.jpg 2016, JPG, Wikimedia Commons, accessed 16 March 2017, <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hog_confinement_barn_interior.jpg>.

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Dear Editor,

I am writing to you raise the issue of factory farming. A factory farm is a way of farming that is used to provide a large number of animals as food for humans. Factory farming musted be stopped. Factory farming is cruel treatment of animals, it is harmful to the environment and is ending the healthier and original way of farming procedures. How would you feel if you were one of those poorly treated livestock?

Firstly, factory farming is a very cruel way of farming because many animals get combined into a small space. Nearly 65 million animals from around the world are affected by this way of farming. Did you know that the world of a factory farmed chicken is only the size of an average A4 piece of paper and their lifespan is approximately 6 weeks compared to a natural chicken whose lifespan is about 12 years?

Secondly, this way of farming is ending healthier, traditional farming as we know it. Farm animals should be able to move around freely and able to feed on what is natural to their species rather than being fed unnatural imported food filled with many drugs and chemicals to make the growth speed of the animals faster and to fight disease. Factory farming must be stopped because it is destroying the country way of life. Many farmers have lost their jobs and have been forced to sell off their land as a result of factory farming.

Finally, factory farming must come to an end because of its negative impact on the environment. Waste from a factory farm can compare to a small town or city and the pollution created by this is damaging to all humans, marine creatures and Earth itself. Chemical pesticides and fertilizers from animal feed and waste can wash into waterways and rivers and the factory farming of livestock is producing tonnes of methane every year which is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the world.

Factory farming must be stopped because it is cruel to animals, Is harmful to the environment and is ending original farming methods.

Yours sincerely,

Kai Williamson

My Reflection

What did I do well?

I think I did well at using Photoshop to design my visual picture because it was one of the first times I have used Photoshop. I liked how I divided pictures into the background to create one whole background. I also like how the text and the black circle stands out a lot, also the use of dull colours to make it feel more gloomy. I also think my letter to the editor was well structured and had lots of information to support each argument. I liked how in it I put in some persuasive devices and then pointed them out in my annotating.

What would I do differently if I had the task to do again?

I think I would put more detail into my visual and make it more structured. I think if I had the chance I would do another topic so I could learn more about different contemporary issues that are relevant at this time. I might even try to think of one of my own topics to do something different to what everyone else has done.

What help did I need?

I did need a bit of help when it came to annotating both my text and poster. I also needed help when using Adobe Spark and Adobe Photoshop as I am new to them both and still don’t know all the tools that you can use on these applications. Overall I don’t think I needed as much help as I thought I would.

The main thing about the art of persuasion that I have learned from this task is:

That being persuasive is not only texts, speeches and debates. It can be used in visual perspectives (as used commercially) and also can be used in videos. Also I learnt that we don’t really think that we have much experience at being persuasive, but we pretty much use it in everyday life. Whether it’s bribing teachers to play a different game in sport, voting or even begging our parents for something we really want. As you can see by these examples, we use persuasion everywhere.

Credits:

Created with images by Mercy For Animals Canada - "Undercover Investigation at Manitoba Pork Factory Farm" • stux - "chicken hen factory farming" • franzl34 - "cows livestock cattle feed" • Mercy For Animals Canada - "Undercover Investigation at Manitoba Pork Factory Farm"

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