factory farming

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factory farming

[′fak·trē ‚fär·miŋ]
(agriculture)
Raising livestock indoors under conditions of extremely restricted mobility.
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Fox said she started advocating for animals after studying the environmental effects of concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs.