factory farming

(redirected from Factory farms)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
These young activists took great personal risk to expose cruel conditions at these factory farms," states Bryan Pease, an attorney for the group.
According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, the use of antimicrobial drugs for nontherapeutic purposes--mainly to increase factory farm growth rates--has risen 50 percent since 1985.
Mercy For Animals' undercover video shows that the lives of turkeys in Butterball's factory farms are brutal and filled with fear, violence and prolonged suffering.
More than 1 million pigs are raised in factory farms every year in Bulacan alone.
Through its Anti-Confinement Campaign, Farm Sanctuary is urging the introduction and passage of legislation that would eliminate the use of some of the most common confinement systems in place on factory farms - gestation crates for breeding pigs, battery cages for egg laying hens and veal crates for calves.
The growth of factory farms, their proximity to congested cities in the developing world, and the globalized poultry trade all are culprits behind the spread of avian flu, while livestock wastes damage the climate at a rate that surpasses emissions from cars and SUVs, according to the findings on avian flu and meat production from a report released by the Worldwatch Institute, Washington, D.
AHA standards allow factory farms to mutilate animals without painkillers, including burning off the tips of birds' sensitive beaks.
If the DGAC had really told us the truth about America's red-meat horror show (95 percent of our red meat comes from these Confined Animal Feeding Operations or CAFOs), we'd be having a conversation about how we can get rid of factory farms.
Factory farms and their kill floors are akin to fortresses, no entry for outsiders.
Will residents living near factory farms report high incidents of illness?
Readers also learn that the litter from chicken houses is fed to cattle and that most veal calves come from dairy factory farms.
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.