People often associate factory farming with a profit making scheme, which is not necessarily true. While corporations do reap bountiful benefits from this agricultural technique, they have also revolutionized farming by making it more efficient and sustainable, keeping in mind the future generations and the need to protect the environment for them. Efficient factory farming is beneficial because the ever-increasing demand for meat is met effectively, rather than people resorting to other techniques to satisfy their need. Higher efficiency results in lower costs which is ultimately beneficial to the people, as it allows them to save some money while still eating nutritious food. This is particularly good for those who can barely afford two square meals a day.
The ethical dilemma of factory farming primarily arises in developing nations. Developed nations take into account all the biosecurity measures associated with this technique. The animals are properly looked after, and sometimes fare better than they would had they been left out in the open. Developing nations lack the resources to ensure proper safety measures for the animals. Agriculture in these areas is usually practiced in the rural areas with little to no investment and awareness about biosecurity. So, factory farming as a whole is tarnished because of a few malpractices that are slowly being corrected.