The host for this week of the Gaucho Podcast was Alfredo Castro. This week’s topic focuses on the unethical treatment of chickens across the globe and how he used this information to better understand how food is raised. He starts out by discussing that the current pandemic is the reason why he started caring about where his food came from. The beginning of the podcast starts with how the pandemic is thought to have originated because of the unsanitary, unethical conditions in the Wuhan wet market. The host goes on to state that the health precautions use to keep product safe is counterproductive because the conditions in the market are unsanitary, to begin with. The host mentions how this issue applies to every country and not just eastern countries. The conversation then turns to the treatment of one specific animal and that’s the chicken. The argument is made that since there are a large number of chickens being processed for consumption, that corporations would treat these animals in an ethical manner. The host then goes on to state two specific examples of how these animals are not treated ethically. The first fact he states is that chickens are breathing in their own feces and getting diseases because of these actions. The second fact is that chickens are kept in small spaces and their beaks are cut off so they will not attack each other out of frustration. The facts he states are not meant to discourage the listener from eating chickens, they are meant to inform the listener. The host decided to use this newfound information and made a dietary change to his daily life. The host used his own skills to plant his own vegetables and bought eggs from local sources. The final part of the podcast is the three tips that consumers can do to prevent the unethical treatment of animals. The first tip is not buying meat from companies that treat their animals unethically. The second tip is being informed on which companies do treat their animals ethically. The third tip is to support companies that are raising their animals in an ethical manner by buying from them. The overall message is to encourage the listener to be informed about what they consume in their daily lives and support companies that treat animals ethically.
Hello, this is Alfredo Castro this will be his first year attending Glendale Community College. He is pursuing an Associates in Applied Science in Digital Media Arts and looks forward to learning more about writing for online media and what it entails. He enjoys learning about art, art history and the overall animation process in television shows. He plans to use his art skills to pursue a career as either a background artist for a television show or as a freelance artist. He plans to use the writing skills he learns from this course to better understand the writing process. The writing process is important to understand as a digital media artist because it helps turn scripts into visual art. He also plans to use his newly acquired writing skills to increase his presence as a free-lance writer for his future career.