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factory farming

a system for producing eggs, meat, and milk quickly and cheaply by keeping animals in small closed areas and giving them food which makes them grow quickly They've launched a campaign against the abuses of factory farming. (mainly British)
See also: factory, farm
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On the other hand, the agbiz goliaths fiercely protect the enormous assistance they receive for exports, and the de facto subsidy they receive by externalizing the dramatic environmental costs of their factory farms.
We are calling on the District Attorney to hold the owners of Reichardt Duck Farm criminally accountable for allowing this culture of cruelty and neglect to fester at its factory farm facility.
Why do dead and dismembered birds have to be trundled across the continent when we have huge factory farms here?
In many factory farms the heat and smell is overpowering because of the sheer number of birds, and some have horrible injuries because of cramped conditions.
Many of the health consequences of factory farm waste pollution are uncertain, but if pfiesteria is any indication, the outlook is not pretty.
Rather than strengthen laws to protect animals from egregious cruelty at Butterball and other factory farms, some state lawmakers are trying to quietly pass controversial "ag-gag" bills that would prohibit whistleblowers from working undercover at factory farms or slaughterhouses in order to document animal abuse and other crimes at these facilities.
SPECIAL GIFT: Santa hands over cheques raised by Rosie Robinson and Diane McClymont for riding for the disabled to Lynda Swinden outside his grotto at the Christmas event at Factory Farm, Emley (AC131209Bride)
The sad thing is that people of good will continue to use the idea that there are places where raising and killing animals is part of a sustainable system, to defend their own support for current and horrifically cruel factory farms.
The disturbing undercover footage, which was taken at a Hybrid Turkeys factory farm in Ontario, Canada, shows:
In Mexico, intensive pig farming is big business, with tens of thousands of pigs on a single factory farm.
Mercy For Animals is calling for criminal charges against the workers involved in extreme animal abuse at this Tyson factory farm.
The group have been riding at Factory Farm, home of Pat Hampshire, the RDA organiser, for the past 12 seasons.
Until there are international regulations controlling waste from factory farms," says William Weida, director of the Global Reaction Center for the Environment/Spira Factory Farm project, "it is impossible to prevent farms from moving to places with less regulation.
New Digital Environment Offers a Richly Detailed Simulation of Two Very Different Worlds: the Factory Farm and the Sanctuary
The new CDC report, "Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013," affirms that the factory farm approach to food production puts our health in danger.