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simikinz
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MayorCheeseburger
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Started: 6/1/2013 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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simikinz

Con

The facts are that, KFC and McDonald"s animals are never free-range, meaning that they are never allowed to run free in fields. Sadly though, not only are the animals in these factories not allowed to run free in fields, they are also rarely allowed to leave small, enclosed spaces, or isolated, fenced in areas. There is also evidence of workers kicking, throwing, stepping on and drop-kicking live chickens. These horrific actions should not be allowed anywhere near live animals. The workers doing the manual labor, working with animals, and preparing our meals are usually given minimum wage, have few health benefits, if any, and have very little experience dealing with food. And it is hard to know whether you should blame the companies, the highest ranking bosses, the managers, the suppliers of the meat, or the employees themselves, but there have been many accounts of disgusting things happening to the food before it being served. The disgusting process the animals at the "farms", slaughterhouses, and in the Fast Food Kitchens go through is awful, gross, and immoral and should be illegal!
Fast food chains are terrible to their animals!
MayorCheeseburger

Pro

The demand for meat is steadily rising as the developing world grows a hunger for red meat like the Western World. This in turn has increased the demand for meat and to cut costs and insure consumers are able to afford it, companies are forced to use Factory farming. These cheaper methods attracted Fast Food companies who serve good tasting, and inexpensive food to the average person, which ironically drives down meat prices (in the long run) for the average American. Factory farming is more efficient than free range, as the cost of eggs would climb almost 40% if we changed over to "better methods". These methods also require massive plots of land, which would be impossible for a small farmer to afford and maintain, which would evolve a share cropper like system, and share cropping didn"t work out too well for the farmers if memory serves me correctly.
These companies would more likely than not use traditional methods if the public demanded it, however meat would become a commodity the average American could no longer afford.
As for your concerns about the workers, what"s better, getting one chef for 30,000-55,000 or a staff which can help you run your restaurant quickly and cheaply? As a former staff member, work in the fast food industry was one of my first jobs and helped me get a reference to get a better job the next summer. People who are impoverished also can use these jobs, which are often much better than there other options. This rapid and inexpensive service is one of the reason people go to fast-food places over other restaurants. As for hygiene, there are often Cameras in the cooking area and people are required to wear hair nets and gloves. I've heard of complaints about rats and mice in Fast food restaurants, but go to a restaurant in NYC (or anywhere) and try to find a restaurant without one of those buggers (roaches, rats, mice, lice, anything you can think of) living inside, it"s a lot more common than you think (the summer after my fast-food job I worked for a friend"s family business as a pest remover).

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F.Y.I The part about eggs I saw on another debate on this site, and I paraphrased and used the same citation.
Debate Round No. 1
simikinz

Con

simikinz forfeited this round.
MayorCheeseburger

Pro

To elaborate on my previous arguments. First, the minimum wages allow more people to be hired and therefore to be productive members of society. These poor wages are enough to scrape by and survive and also help consume ones time, something that could help them stay out of trouble. Those fat cats that you blame for exploiting the employees are the ones who give them jobs in the first place. If they didn't have all those people above them trying to run a profitable business, there would be no jobs at all.

"There is also evidence of workers kicking, throwing, stepping on and drop-kicking live chickens. These horrific actions should not be allowed anywhere near live animals...The disgusting process the animals at the...slaughterhouses...should be illegal...Fast food chains are terrible to their animals!"
Yes, it is terrible, however this is merely evidence that some people are abusive and these people are a minority. You also make it sound like the fast food companies own the animals, and that is very deceitful. These animals are sold to the companies for slaughter and any prior care is not caused by the fast food company. When these animals are slaughtered, they are killed rapidly and don't feel much of anything. The next part is not for the faint of heart and if you can't stand the meat, stay out of the kitchen.
Debate Round No. 2
simikinz

Con

simikinz forfeited this round.
MayorCheeseburger

Pro

So Con forfeited the last two rounds and didn't refute any of my arguments. Vote pro!!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by ConservativePolitico 3 years ago
ConservativePolitico
Do you enjoy affordable food? If so, you can't complain.
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