My understanding is that animals don’t have rights, and God gave man dominion over animals to use for our benefit. But on the other hand, I don’t believe we should be cruel to animals, not because of who they are, but because of who we are (in this particular case, we are to be stewards of the Earth, and animal cruelty doesn’t seem to fit that description too well in my mind). Yet animal cruelty doesn’t seem to be an intended end of factory farming, only an unfortunate, unintended side-effect. I’m at a bit of a crossroads when pondering the question of whether factory farming is okay or not.
NOTE: This question focuses primarily on the treatment of animals in industrial farm settings. Whether or not the whole profit thing is greedy or not, or some other non-animal-related topic, is another topic.
I know there will probably be differing opinions, but I don’t know if this is a sensitive topic or not. For the love of sanity, KEEP THIS CIVIL!