factory farming

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factory farming

a farming system in which industrial procedures are utilized, e.g. animals in crates moving past a fixed feeding point at prearranged intervals, battery accommodation, debeaking, single animal accommodation with no physical contact between animals.
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The farmer who found the egg was eating with 12 pals - including some battery chicken farmers - who were attending a wedding in the area.
A FARMER whose stock was wiped out by foot and mouth allegedly tried to fiddle compensation so he could build a battery chicken unit, a court heard yesterday.
Even in France they can boast Edith `All Englishmen are homosexual' Cresson (who perhaps resembles a battery chicken run riot in a black lace factory but still looks better than Theresa Gorman).
Considering the lack of paper work and health checks the only really memorable incident was when Tommy Smith allowed daylight to enter a battery chicken farm building and caused a riot with the chickens.
The treatment of animals in most Muslim countries may actually be far more humane than what goes on in the average British slaughter house or battery chicken farm.
I appreciate that not everybody will have the same level of care in an institution that treats thousands of people a month, but to say that her husband died like a battery chicken is over-egging the pudding somewhat.
The print on the box described it thus: "Bland battery chicken and glutinous rice scantly covered in a few spices and artificial ingredients, not made to an authentic Indian recipe.
They will get on and they will be treated as a proper and appreciated client, not just a big three battery chicken.
More and more consumers are concerned about welfare improvements in local farming as well as the ecological and health impacts of using battery chicken cages.
Indeed, Harry Wallop, the UK Daily Telegraph's consumer affairs correspondent, was quoted earlier this year for his prediction that ready-to-wear "disposable fashion will go the way of the battery chicken & quot;: consumers just won't stomach it.
It's rather like serving your own wonderful home-grown veg with a battery chicken that never saw daylight.
These days, TV chefs don't just cook on television, many of them also highlight issues related to their craft and, in the case of Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, have gone to great lengths to campaign on issues including school dinners and the conditions found in battery chicken farms.