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Moral Responsibility: The primary business of Perdue farms is raising poultry chickens. The problem is that they do so in extremely inappropriate and inhumane conditions. In these conditions, the chicken’s movement is limited since they are placed in such an enclosed environment. Factory farming of these scales produce large amounts of waste which increasingly become more toxic with build-up and time. This creates hazardous conditions for humans and negatively affects our ecosystem. According to the US Government Accountability Office, these types of farm operations can produce 1.6 million tons of manure. This amount of waste is more than what humans in some U.S. cities produce annually. Some of the manure cannot be processed for fertilizer, and it builds up gaining the potential to reach water sources – degrading water quality. Additionally, when waste is not disposed of properly and over time it produces some deadly fumes such as sulfur, ammonia, and methane gas and hydrogen sulfide (Hoover, 2013).
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  • Spring '09
  • Ethics , Livestock, Perdue farms

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