In preparation for your first post in this discussion, you will become familiar with the case of Perdue Farms. The specific task for this discussion is to examine this case with an eye the following subject heading in business ethics: consumer safety. The subject heading will be the specific focus of the work for the discussion.
Reflect on the way in which chickens raised in factory farms risks consumer safety. These might include bacterial contamination, the effects of antibiotics on the meat that is consumed, and the release of adrenaline, cortisone, and other chemicals resulting from the acute stress endured by factory farm animals, which then becomes part of the meat that is later consumed by humans.
Once you have completed the indicated readings and videos, reflect on the ethical theories that we have covered in the discussions thus far and identify one (deontology) that you want to apply for your analysis in your discussion post.
Also, reflect on the regulations (or lack thereof) in the factory farming industry in order to be able to examine how our nations laws affect the operations of the business. You will need to research the applicable laws on the factory farming industry.
Finally, since Perdue Farms is an American corporation, reflect on the mixed economic system in the United States in order to articulate the setting for the operations of factory farming, and then, be able to analyze the ethical actions of Perdue given this setting.
In the first part of your initial post, you will need to introduce the Perdue case within the particular subject heading of consumer safety. In this introduction, you will also need to (1) articulate the relevant characteristics of our mixed economic system and (2) present the regulations for the factory farming industry. These will provide the setting for you to be able to examine how the nations laws affect its operations.
In the second part of your initial post, present your analysis of the problem in a way that identifies which entities (Perdue as a corporation, the economic system in the USA, the regulatory control of the state, or all of these) have a role in the problem that you have presented. In your analysis, you must assess the negative effects of the interplay between business activity and consumer safety. Your focus must be an ethical analysis of this interplay, and it must be well supported by reliable and/or scholarly sources by clearly identifying the ethical theory (deontology) that you are applying in your analysis.
Some resources to view:
Added on 20.05.2016 11:31
Ive attached some resources to use as references.
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