In April 2008 the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production released the results of a two and a half year study that supports a phase out of common factory farming
practices such as the use of gestation crates, farrowing crates, tethering, forced feeding, tail docking, and body-altering procedures that cause pain.
We would expect to find common ground on endangered species, but we should also be finding it on factory farming
Today the state Supreme Court will hear this monumental case, which seeks a judicial declaration that many factory farming
practices can not be considered humane simply because they are widely used.
The Truth Behind Factory Farming
Tour aims to continue the momentum created by these successes while making various stops throughout California over the next few months to educate the public about broad animal protection, environmental and public health concerns created by industrialized farming.
Given the horrific details, why would the rest of the world want to imitate American factory farming
and slaughter methods?
Fred Daily, director of Ohio's Department of Agriculture, considers large-scale factory farming
to be the future of farming in Ohio.
The report details the extent of factory farming
in the Commonwealth, and documents the failure of current law and regulations to protect water supplies and high quality streams, prevent the creation and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, shield rural residents from factory farm-air pollution and health problems or even know where and to what extent untreated farm sewage is being spread across the state.
Oregon State University agriculture professor Peter Cheeke calls factory farming
"a frontal assault on the environment, with massive groundwater and air pollution problems.
More facts showing the link between factory farming
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Two Pennsylvania communities are also dealing directly with water contamination problems arising from factory farming
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Gene Baur will be making several stops in Iowa, April 28 - May 1 to discuss Farm Sanctuary's efforts to end factory farming
and to promote his bestselling book "Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food" published by Touchstone (a division of Simon & Schuster).
Speakers on the 'Tour de Manure' will address a variety of issues including: The History of the Industrialization of Agriculture, The Threat of Antibiotics entering the environment through Manure Runoff, Humane Farming, Alternatives to Factory Farming
and How Consumers can support Family Farmers at the Grocery.
Thank you for pointing out the environmental mental disaster that is factory farming