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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But the growth is driven by a boom in factory farming that creates problems like emissions and epidemics, abuse of antibiotics and abuse of labour," said Jeremy Coller, from FAIRR.
Factory farming is by far the most common method used in the meat industry today because it is the most profitable way to control the "meat machines.
Factory farming has become controversial with animals often confined in small spaces.
Factory farming is far and away the most common method used in the meat industry today because it is the most profitable way to control the meat machines.
Is factory farming about animals undergoing painful mutilations, like removal of chicken's beak, or force-feeding, like geese and ducks, to grow unnaturally fast and large for the purpose of maximising food industry profits via increased output of meat and egg production?
The CAFO Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories brings together key writings by just about every prominent critic of factory farming, including both conscientious omnivores and animal rights advocates.
In this vein, a number of--admittedly superficial--observations are appropriate: Congress was already significantly concerned with pure food and drug laws before The Jungle was published, whereas no such congressional concern with factory farming is evident at present; (8) novels published in serial form in 1906 probably engaged a larger proportional readership than most, if not all, texts produced today; President Roosevelt advocated for laws in a congressional address while no similar presidential advocacy on factory farming has yet appeared; (9) and so on.
By not using eggs from caged hens, Chef Mako has taken an important stand against one of the most inhumane factory farming abuses," said N.
The move is perceived as a sudden turnaround by Winfrey who received the PETA Person of the Year 2008 award for her work to raise awareness about factory farming.
The leading cause of greenhouse gasses is factory farming, not carbon emission from autos, etc.
What's so troubling about factory farming is how the system thoroughly instrumentalizes animal life, treating animals not as creatures that have an inherent nature, the limits of which we are bound to respect, but rather as abstractions, units of production that can be infinitely manipulated to suit man's desires.

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