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factory farming

[′fak·trē ‚fär·miŋ]
(agriculture)
Raising livestock indoors under conditions of extremely restricted mobility.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"If you're going to question battery chickens, question all farming methods, don't have a quick swipe at one," he continues.
The original plans were for a dairy of 8,100 cows, which welfare campaigners labelled "the equivalent of battery chicken farms for cows".
Tuesday HUGH'S BIG FISH FIGHT Channel 4, 9pm Will Hugh Fearnley-Whittingsall do for the fishing industry what he did for the battery chicken business?
Families in a Midland village have won their battle to block plans to double the size of a nearby battery chicken farm.
Nocton Dairies, which had been looking to produce up to 250,000 litres of milk a day from the proposed site at Nocton Heath, Lincolnshire, has backed away from the idea which opponents described as "the equivalent of battery chicken farms for cows".
Yet this is no battery chicken type of symphony-on-demand.
Over there a children's menu is smaller portions of the grown-up food; here it is battery chicken dinosaurs or mechanically recovered meat extruded into burgers of unsurpassing tastelessness.
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However, opponents said the plan would create "the equivalent of battery chicken farms for cows".
AS A TV campaign is launched to stop battery chicken farming, a former free-range poultry farmer in the North-East says she understands why the system is used.
ON THE ATTACK: TV chef Jamie Oliver attacked Sainsbury's - which pays him to front its advertising campaigns - for not debating the issue of battery chicken farming.
"The trucks and ships which deliver our animals to the hell holes of Europe will still be watched from the cliff tops by the same protesters, the owners of fur farms, intensive pig rearing farms and battery chicken farms will still always put the purse before the animal."