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英検1級2次試験:Can the factory farming of animals be justified?

Can the factory farming of animals be justified?

(動物の工場畜産は正当化できるか?)

 

I think that factory farming of animals can be justifiable.

I have two reasons to support my opinion.

 

First, it would contribute to the elimination of world hunger. According to one survey, around 10% of world populations are still suffering from the lack of nutrition today. However, factory farming of animals enables us to produce foods much more efficiently. Also, we can not only increase the amounts of foods, but also make them more nutritious. If these livestock were distributed to developing countries, then world hunger would decrease in the future.

 

Second, it enables farmers to alleviate their physical burden. In the conventional farming, farmers need to work unreasonable hours because they need to monitor the conditions of animals all the time. However, thanks to factory farming, they can automate some parts of works like feeding, temperature adjustment, and so on. Some may argue that it is too costly, but they will be able to recoup the initial investment in the long run.

 

From these two reasons, I believe that factory farming of animals can be justified. (177 words)

 

【内容の要約】

結論:Agree

①飢餓の撲滅

②農業従事者の労働負担軽減

 

工場集約によって動物を飼育するのは非倫理的では?と突っ込まれる可能性を想定しています。

「これまで人類は、植物や動物を消費することで発展し、それを許容してきた。動物への感謝の念を持つことは大切であるが、効率的な食品生産のためには(工場畜産は)やむを得ない」と切り返す形になりそうです。