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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It is agreed that our current factory farming methods that employ less than humane treatment of animals is unacceptable.
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.
Third, we need to be clear about factory farming: it is based on the suspect premise that profit is more important than compassion.
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.
(56) On some factory farms, cannibalistic practices have been incorporated into factory farming operations in order to decrease costs.
But, did it also cast a light in the darker world of factory farming.
Also, that we need to stop our precious antibiotics being used to prop up factory farming for the sake of farm animals and humans.
The reason we have so much cancer is man-made, caused by using too many drugs on farm animals, factory farming, keeping animals in the most appalling conditions, and the use of pesticides on the land.
"Much of the vigorous growth in meat production is due to the rise of industrial animal agriculture, or factory farming," points out Danielle Nierenberg, director of Nourishing the Planet.
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.G.Jayasimha, campaign manager of HSI's factory farming campaign in India.

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