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factory farming

An inexpensive and efficient system of farming in which animals are fed for growth and kept in small pens. Usually used in a derogatory manner to highlight the negative consequences of such a system. Can we implement a system that is more humane than factory farming?
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Standard procedures on factory farms are exempted from humane legislation.
This background informs his analysis of the factory farm system.
(115) It may be that making even one improvement in animal welfare, leaving in place the other harmful mechanisms of the factory farm, can raise the cost of animal products significantly.
Bird flu broke out again on a single factory farm with over 40,000 birds.
In January, the American Public Health Association called for a moratorium on new factory farms, citing, among other problems, federal reports that link factory farm emissions to human health problems.
Their research has also gathered evidence of increased toxins from algae blooms in nearby waterways, plus eye and respiratory irritations in people living near factory farms, resembling symptoms suffered by plant workers.
Low prices for feed grains, a large land area available for spreading animal waste, and restrictions on factory farms in other parts of the world have made Canada a very advantageous place to raise pigs.
Runoff and spills from factory farms have precipitated water pollution disasters in many states.
Pat has run the RDA as part of her, and her late husband's, riding school at Factory Farm, which closed in 2001.
FOLLOWING my letter published on April 5 regarding a planning application for a factory farm in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Dunstan Steads, I am very sorry to report that the planning application was approved.
SMALL Welsh farms are paying the price for a global factory farm system that is driving climate change, according to a report published yesterday.
A visitor to any factory farm will see chickens, pigs, and cattle crammed tightly together in cages, stalls, or feedlots and covered in manure.
This is even more apparent due to the recent correlation of mad cow disease and factory farm handling and procedures.
Dailey in July ordered the closure of barns at Buckeye Egg Farm, the controversial factory farm. Dailey's order revokes 12 permits and denies 11 others that allowed the farm to operate.
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