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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Rabbits on factory farms rarely, if ever, smell fresh air or feel the warmth of the sun on their backs before they are sent for slaughter.
Standard procedures on factory farms are exempted from humane legislation.
Behind closed doors and locked behind walls across the world, millions of animals are being tortured by the industrial factory farm industry.
Yes--600 huge factory farms will soon surround us here in Randolph County.
13) Section 111 examines the United States' flawed approach and the underlying issues that have stymied progression in laws and regulations at the farm-level that are needed to target the phase out of traditional factory farms in order to eliminate antibiotic resistance transferred from animals to humans.
Idaho lawmakers passed the bill last year in response to the release of undercover videos taken by Mercy for Animals, an animal-welfare group, at local factory farms.
Unfortunately in its recommendations, the DGAC didn't really come out and tell us the whole truth, which would go something like this: "Americans should eat less, or rather no red and processed meat from filthy, inhumane factory farms or feedlots, where the animals are cruelly crammed together and routinely fed a diet of herbicide-drenched, genetically engineered grains, supplemented by a witch's brew of antibiotics, artificial hormones, steroids, blood, manure, and slaughterhouse waste, contributing to a deadly public health epidemic of obesity, heart disease, cancer, antibiotic resistance, hormone disruption, and food allergies.
The law dealt only with the final seconds of life of the 1 percent--cattle, pigs, sheep--while ignoring the months or years of brutal confinement in the cages, stalls and pens of factory farms.
Will residents living near factory farms report high incidents of illness?
I've photographed factory farms throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe, and these industries have grown in size and density everywhere in order to keep up with our demand for cheap meat.
Some of the meat, largely from factory farms across the EU, is being imported into the UK, with many of the rabbits having never been outside their filthy cages.