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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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Bill Berry, the Oklahoma farmer, is fighting back against factory farm pollution.
The best way to pardon turkeys from a life of horrific suffering on factory farms is simply to leave them off our plates," said Nathan Runkle, executive director at Mercy For Animals.
More than 1 million pigs are raised in factory farms every year in Bulacan alone.
Many of the animals living at Farm Sanctuary's shelters were rescued from deprivation and abuse on factory farms and would have ended their lives in slaughterhouses, as depicted in the "Investigate" section of the Virtual Experience.
Before ending up in restaurants and grocery stores, turkeys killed for Butterball are routinely crowded into filthy warehouses, neglected to die from infected, bloody wounds, and thrown, kicked, and beaten by factory farm workers.
Mother Christmas is pictured with the youngsters in her grotto after she arrived at Factory Farm, Emley.
29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hidden-camera video secretly shot at a North Carolina Butterball factory farm by an undercover investigator with the animal protection organization Mercy For Animals (MFA) has led to a criminal animal cruelty investigation by state authorities.
19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood stars are crying foul over McDonald's inhumane treatment of egg-laying hens after an undercover investigation exposed rampant cruelty to animals at factory farms supplying eggs for Egg McMuffins.
In this monumental case, the Court ruled that factory farming practices cannot be considered humane simply because they are widely used, setting a legal precedent for further actions to end the most egregious abuses on factory farms throughout the U.
It is time for EPA to overturn the Bush Administration's backroom deals with the factory farm industry and begin applying consistent federal standards to all major polluters.
Gestation crates are among the most restrictive and cruel forms of intensive confinement widely used in factory farms.
With Perdue Factory Farm Failing to Respond, Assateague Coastkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance Sue Hudson Farm and Perdue for Violating Clean Water Act