Today more than 6 billion people consume around 300 million tons of meat every year. Such high demand has pushed the farming industry to increase its production levels, sometimes at the cost of animal welfare and environment protection. Factory-bred animals are often subjected to various hormones and even antibiotics. Medical experts claim that this could have a possibly harmful effect on the human organism. Nevertheless, the industry of animal production is expanding, and many countries – especially the United States – see it taking up a big part of its economy. In order to find out more about intensive animal production, its main types and matters of concern – read this book.